HARRIMAN STATE PARK, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) on Sunday hosted his second annual "Hike with Your Senator" event, providing outdoors enthusiasts the opportunity to explore hidden hiking grounds and capture the beautiful scenery of Rockland’s various state parks.
The 2-hour hike was led by volunteer trail guide Bob Fuller, a member of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, which consists of more than 1,500 volunteers and maintains 1850 miles of trail. The pack was led on a journey through a moderate, 3-mile circular hike over uneven terrain, with an initial steep and rocky climb to the top of Pine Swamp Mountain.
“Rockland County has so much to offer when it comes to our state parks, but surprisingly not nearly enough residents know about what lies in their own backyards,” said Senator Carlucci. “It is my hope that through these annual hikes, we can help market these recreational destinations beyond the Lower Hudson Valley and give the entire New York metropolitan region a reason to come to Rockland County.”
In organizing this year’s trip, Senator Carlucci linked up with the Hudson River Valley Ramble, an organization that celebrates the trails, rivers and historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area. The Ramble takes place over four weekends in September, and each year participation continues to grow. Many people who take part in this event come not only from the Hudson Valley region, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches the Hudson Valley has to offer.
For more information about the Hudson River Valley Ramble, please visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com.