Johnson-Iorio Memorial Park
Haviland Road, Highland, Ulster County, New York
From Poughkeepsie (Route 55/44), head west over the Mid-Hudson Bridge; take the exit for Route 9W north; head north on 9W; take the first right turn (Haviland Road); travel to the end of the road where the parking area is located.
To get down to the banks of the Hudson River: 9W north to a right turn onto Haviland Road; in a short distance turn left onto Mile Hill Road; at a T-intersection, turn left (following the Mariner's directional sign); at Oakes Road turn right and follow it to the end. (Good view of the eastern bank of the Hudson River area south of the Mid-Hudson River Bridge.)
Very small park; great views of Poughkeepsie across the river.
A memorial to two men killed in the Vietnam War:
R.E. Johnson -- March 1, 1967
L. R. Iorio -- May 18, 1968
blue spruce planted
Cliffs are located directly behind the park; woods are on top of the cliff top
Great view of Poughkeepsie. Along the waterfront, from north to south,
you can see:
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
The Railway Station
the white Apartment building near the south end of Waryas Park
Kaal Rock Park.