New York's Palisades Interstate Park

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For over 100 years, the Palisades Interstate Park has provided a haven for citizens of the New York metropolitan area. The park system was originally formed to prevent quarries from desecrating the majestic lower Palisades cliffs. Few of the founders could have envisioned the growth of the parks, as land purchases multiplied northward up the Hudson River Valley. Now with over 100,000 unspoiled acres, the parks offer myriad outdoor recreational activities and historic sites that attract more visitors than many major national parks.
ISBN: 9780738554983
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Barbara H. Gottlock and Wesley Gottlock, both retired educators and Hudson Valley activists, provide a historical overview of this unique park system through their research and photographs. The authors explore how the generosity, foresight, and sacrifice of many have led to the preservation of some of the country's most scenic and historic sites.
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