Fjord Trail and Nearby Hikes
Explore the Hudson Highlands Region
The Hudson Highlands region is one of the most scenic spots on the river with two excellent river towns offering an array of dining, shopping, parks, kayaking, museums, and special events.
Downtown Cold Spring, a quaint Village setting with a bustling Main Street that offers everything from a casual slice to fine French cuisine or farm-to-table dining. Shop boutiques, antiques, or the old General Store or Apothecary.
Downtown Beacon provides a taste of Brooklyn in a scenic, country setting. Brouse galleries, linger in a coffee shop, or grab and go from one of the restaurants or bakeries, and enjoy a waterfront picnic at Long Dock Park.
Metro-North's Hudson Line has daily service to its stations in Cold Spring and Beacon. Weekend service is available to the Breakneck Ridge flag stop near the Breakneck Ridge trailhead. View the train schedule.
Beacon, Cold Spring, and the Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve are located right along Route 9D. This is easily accessible from Route 9, the Taconic State Parkway, and Interstate 84. If crossing the river from the west, use either the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to the north or Bear Mountain Bridge to the south.
From Cold Spring: Visit Scenic Hudson's Foundry Dock Park where you can rent a kayak through Hudson River Expeditions; stroll down Main Street or head north on Fair Street to Little Stony Point and the Washburn Trailhead (see below).
From Beacon: Visit Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park, with its Klara Sauer Trail and go for a paddle with your own kayak or rent one at Mountain Tops Outfitters.
While the Fjord Trail is still under construction, there are usable pieces at either end. Get out and explore!
With roughly 6,000 acres of land to hike in the scenic Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve, you'll be sure to return!
Visit the state's website for park preserve info and trail maps.
Visit NY-NJ Trails Conference website for additional trail maps and helpful descriptions of the different hikes so you can choose the right hike for your fitness and experience level.