kid friendly


nature trips

wild flowers

The quiet charm of Wawayanda appeals to hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters. Forested hills surround Lake Wawayanda creating a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman, while steep mountains challenge casual as well as serious hikers. A twenty-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the park, while the top of Wawayanda Mountain offers sensational views. More than forty miles of trails are marked in the park.

Boardwalks over wet areas need better maintenance since the wet summer created quite a bit of muckiness. Trails are well marked and rocky with some strenuous climbing. Exquisite views of the skyline and the pond from rocky outlooks. People need to haul out their trash!!

So beautiful! I parked and hiked from Rt. 517 in Vernon. A little of everything as far as difficulties, easy to hard hiking. I went all the way to the top and it was so worth the challenge. The view is fantastic!! I was above the vultures and bald eagles. I am so happy I did it! So gonna do it again! Bring water and supportive hiking boots.

Did the loop around the lake. Following "directions" via the app lead me to a dead end. Follow directions to the state park entrance. Highly recommend getting a map from the lifeguard stand.

21 days ago

23 days ago

The trail is a moderate to difficult. Park 2 cars. One at 517 and one on Barrett Mountain Rd and hike either way if you can.