hook mountain state park

Fall Hawk Watch is staffed from 1 September through 31 October. A Spring Watch is occasionally staffed.

Owned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation with some small private adjoining parcels. Designated a New York State Important Bird Area in 1997.  The region extends along almost seven miles of continuous waterfront and cliff slopes. Hike through oak-maple-beech hardwood forest to the summit at 730 feet. Spectacular views overlooking Rockland Lake and the Hudson River valley. Additional information is available at the NYOPRHP site (see Rockland Lake).

For additional information on Hawk Watches, see Hawk Migration Association of North AmericaRaccoon Ridge, NJ and Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania.

Recent Hawk Watch Counts. For previous Hook Mountain results, see Hook Mountain Hawk Watch.