Tallman Mountain is a day use park that offers plenty of wooded lands to discover. Though it does appeal to the sporty humans with a running track, tennis courts and pool club, your dog will be more interested in trekking the hiking trails and using that furbulous sniffer! Crisscrossing the entire park, trails wind through the trees, and come upon several picnic areas along the way, some even with BBQ grills. Unfurtunately, your dog is not allowed in picnic areas, so be sure to find a quiet spot in the trees for a quick bite.
Hiking, biking and cross country skiing are welcomed along the trails at Tallman Mountain. Don't miss the furrific views of Piermont Marsh from Tallman's trails that lead to Piermont Pier to spot the wildlife that makes its home in the shallows, intertidal flats, and brackish tidal marsh. And if you've got a license, you can even fish and crab here.
Your dog can enjoy most of this state park with you, but will need to stay on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Dogs are prohibited from designated beach areas, public buildings, walkways and sports fields, but there's enough other great sights to keep your canine pal busy. You may need to have friend hang on to your dog if you want to use the indoor human restrooms.
Be sure to pack up everything you need for the afternoon's visit, including water to share with your dog. Always have clean-up bags on hand too, and promptly pick up after your pup to keep this park pristine and safe for all. Your dog should be fully vaccinated and have a current license tag on their collar, with proof of both on hand. Access to Tallman Mountain State Park requires a day pass of $6 per vehicle, or an annual pass for $80 that works for all of New York's state parks. If you are hiking or biking in, admission is free.
For a barking great day in a forested getaway, plan a visit to Tallman Mountain State Park with your dog today!