The jewel in the newly polished crown of Piermont is the dog-friendly Piermont Pier, a mile-long permanent pier jutting almost halfway across the wide Hudson. The trail along the pier offers views of the Lower Hudson Palisades, the Tappan Zee Bridge and both shores of the river are furtastic and much-photographed.
Starting in Piermont from Roundhouse Road at Hudson Way, the trail is a flat, easy walk through a grass- and tree-lined route east. Shortly before reaching the pier, the trail traverses the Piermont Marsh on the north and south sides. Bulrushes, cattails and other marsh plants flourish here in spring and summer, and water-loving critters live among the tall grass stalks. Because the Hudson is salt water mixed with fresh water, its amphibious population is limited, but there are scores of birds to watch, including the ever-present seagulls.
A well-loved amenity at this trail are the waste bags provided, so there's no excuse for not picking up after your fur-babe! Trash receptacles appear at both ends of the pier. Do remember to bring water to share.
At the end of the pier is a historic park with trees and benches for contemplating what life must have been like on the Mighty Hudson in the 1800s when it was initially built. Hang out with your pooch in the shade under the quaint gazebo!
Fishing is a popular use of the pier, stretched as it is into the river and away from the shallows. Visitors can rent kayaks, boats and canoes, allowing you to take Fido on a water-trip. Keep in mind that this is a tidal river with a strong current.
Open year-round, the Pier offers enchantment any season for you and your pup!