Wawayanda, Orange County, NY

for residents of the town of Wawayanda only


0  from Hastings-on-Hudson;  26.4 miles to the light at exit 15A (Route 17 north);  at 1.4 miles pass the exit for Ringwood State Park; at 2.5 miles you pass Seven Lakes Drive (for Claudius Smith's Den walk); at 4.9 miles you pass the Tuxedo Railroad Station (where you can also hike to Claudius Smith's Den); at 6.3 miles pass Duck Cedar Inn; at 7.3 miles you reach the left turn for Route 17A;  turn diagonally left and then at stop sign, turn left.

At 1.4 miles you pass Long Meadow Road;  at 2.2 miles the 4-lane highway becomes a 2 lane highway; 2.8 miles Renaissance Fair; 5.7 miles pass the parking area for Sterling Ridge Trail.  6.0 miles Old Tuxedo Road; turn/bear right in Greenwood Lake; then shortly bear left;  climbing another ridge;  9.3 miles is the parking area for the Appalachian Trail.  Descend to the town of Warwick.  At 13.8 miles turn left onto Route 94.  Turn right onto Route 1A.  Route 1A will go into Route 1.  You will pass Blooms Corners Road (for Frankel Sanctuary).  You will also pass the right turn for Route 41 and the Town of Warwick Park.  From the intersection with Route 41 you drive 2.3 miles passing through the town of Pine Island, go over the Black Dirt Region of Orange County, at 5.7 miles go over the Wallkill River, and at 9.4 miles, at a t-intersection, turn right and then drive an additional 4.9 miles to Shannen Park.