Doodletown was a settlement dating back the 18th century that was eventually taken over to complete Bear Mountain State Park. The last resident moved away in 1965, but cemeteries and several ruins of former houses still exist.
Beacon Mountain, locally Mount Beacon, is the highest peak of Hudson Highlands, located behind the City of Beacon, New York, in the Town of Fishkill. Its two summits rise above the Hudson River and can easily be seen from Newburgh across the river and many other places in the region. The more accessible northern peak, at 1,531 feet (467 m) above sea level, has a complex of radio antennas on its summit; the 1,610-foot (491 m) southern summit has a fire lookout tower.
Stokes State Forest’s highlights include the Appalachian Trail, and a view from Sunrise Mountain more than 1,650 feet above sea level.
Located in Ulster County, about 73 miles north of New York City, Ashokan Reservoir consists of two basins separated by a concrete dividing weir and roadway. It holds 122.9 billion gallons at full capacity and was placed into service in 1915. The Ashokan is one of two reservoirs in New York City’s Catskill Water Supply System.
Forest Park is more than 500 acres with a “knob and kettle” terrain (a series of small hills) and 165 acres of trees. The eastern section of the park contains hiking trails and bridle paths.