Just across the Mario M. Cuomo sits the village of Nyack, with a lovely setting on the Hudson. There’s some terrific waterfront running here. Our recommendations:
Nyack Beach State Park. Lovely run on a gravel path right along the water, with great views. The path goes for 4.5 miles, but after about 2-3 miles it becomes more wooded and hilly. Good surface. Longer Options: very pleasant run along N. Broadway, featuring gorgeous homes. It’s 2 miles from Main St. to the State Park. Also, in the state park, can connect to Rockland Lake State Park. Take the Rockland Lake Trail at the ~1.5 mile point at Verdreitege Hook.
Rockland Lake State Park. Some nice trails, including a paved 3.2 mile loop around the lake. There’s also a great pool! Run standalone or for a longer run, connect to Nyack Beach State Park (see above), or just west to do the 2.5 mile loop around the lake at Congers Lake Memorial Park.
Congers Lake Memorial Park. Just west of Rockland Lake State Park, this park features a 100-acre lake with a paved, 2.5 mile loop around the perimeter.
Run the Bridge! When the Tappan Zee Bridge was replaced by the Mario Cuomo Bridge, a pedestrian/bicycle path was built, providing a critical connection between the east and west sides of the Hudson River. The distance between the Westchester Landing and Rockland Landing is ~3.5 miles, and there are connector paths from Tarrytown and Nyack on each side. ROUTE