High Tor State Park

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View from atop High Tor Mountain with the Village of Haverstraw, the Hudson River, and Westchester County in the distance, 16 August 2011
An earlier photograph from the opposite view in the Hudson River looking over the Village of Haverstraw at the High Tor and Little Tor peaks

High Tor State Park is a state park on the north edge of the Town of Clarkstown in Rockland County, New York, United States. High Tor State Park is on South Mountain. According to the book "50 Hikes In The Lower Hudson Valley" by Stella Green and H. Neil Zimmerman, the mountain is labeled as 'South Mountain' on the Long Path trail map, an example of which is on page 110 of the book. South Mountain has two tors named High Tor and Little Tor. Its highest peak, High Tor, is 832 feet (254 m) high.

The park is for day use during the Summer months. The park has picnic tables, a pool and showers, hiking, and a food concession. The Long Path passes through the park.[1]

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  • High Tor at 832 feet (254 m), and Little Tor at 710 feet (220 m), are the highest peaks in not only the park, but in all of the Hudson Palisades.
  • New York City can be seen from the summit of High Tor.
  • High Tor was used as a signal point during the American Revolution for the colonists.
  • High Tor was used as an air raid watch during World War II. Famous composer Kurt Weill worked as an air raid warden there.
  • High Tor's Vogel Peak stands close to the Sweet Swamp

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Coordinates: 41°11′16″N 73°59′20″W / 41.1877°N 73.989°W / 41.1877; -73.989