Little Stony Point Park    |    3011 Rt. 9D    |    Cold Spring, NY 10516   |      **Map**

Come on down to the Annual Meeting! October 26th, 2-5 pm.

2014 "Hoot on the Hudson", Sunday September 7th, 1 - 5 pm

Sunday, September 7th, from 1:00-5:00, the not-for-profit Little Stony Point Citizens Association hosts their annual Hoot on the Hudson. This free event is open to all and families are encouraged to bring children of all ages. Live music by the river from some of the Valley's finest, picnicking or food and drink from Taconic Outdoor Education Center's catering crew, raffles, updates on LSP and the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, hulahoops and giant bubbles for the kids, hike around the beautiful trail, check out the beach, visit with friends, etc. Solar powered, thanks to Beacon Sloop Club!

Past years' musicians have included Bernie Williams, Dar Williams and many a walk-in by original LSPCA member Pete Seeger. Of course, this is the first Hoot since since Pete has passed, so it's up to us to Carry It On!

The all volunteer Little Stony Point Citizens Association will be manning an information table offering history and maps of the park, signups for new members and email addresses, as well as accepting donations that are used to help keep this special portion of the Hudson Highlands State Park clean and inviting to the enormous flow of local residents and out of town hikers that use it each year. Little Stony Point is a state owned recreational resource operated through a cooperative management agreement between the Little Stony Point Citizens Association and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.



Little Stony Point Annual Cleanup: Thank You!

Little Stony Point Citizens Association hosted its annual Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday April 19th. Thanks to all who helped make the world a better place, at Little Stony Point. All, please join us at the park for the Riverkeeper Sweep 2014, on May 10.

Each year, hundreds of volunteer hours are needed to clear little Sandy Beach for summer fun. The arm of Little Stony Point reaches out into the Hudson and traps many an item of debris. If you would like to help out, please email James Hartford at james.hartford@riverarchitects.com to RSVP or if you have any questions. Either way, please come by.


Little Stony Point "2014 Maple Syrup Day" a great success

Little Stony Point Citizen's Association hosted its 24th Annual Maple Syrup Day on Sunday, March 23rd at the Caretaker's House on Route 9D just north of Cold Spring. Fresh-off-the-griddle pancakes, hot apple cider and real maple syrup were served to several hundred visitors. Free and open to all, as always, featuring live music with a backdrop of the beautiful Hudson River.

VIEW PETE SEEGER SINGING HIS MAPLE SYRUP SONG (2012)

Visit the New York Times "Dot Earth" blog that local author, musician and dad Andy Revkin posted. It features a great video clip of Pete Seeger singing the Maple Syrup song at our Maple Syrup Day in 2012. We all miss Pete, and are proud to call him a founding inspiration for this park of ours.

A stand operated by the Hudson Valley Maple Farm, a program of NY State Parks at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center, will have jugs of syrup available for those interested in taking the party home with them. This group has taps throughout the Taconic Region State Parks, including a number of trees in the woods across from Little Stony Point. The pails appeared in February and have provided enough sap to fill the evaporator and more. Remember it takes forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. John Stowell, Rich Anderson and the group share their knowledge of the history and methodology of maple syrup making.



The Little Stony Point Citizen's Association welcomes you to Little Stony Point, part of the Hudson Highlands State Park: one of the most beautiful places in the Hudson Valley.

Founded in 1989, the Little Stony Point Citizen's Association is dedicated to keeping this New York State park beautiful and accessible to the public. The LSPCA was the first of now over 30 "Friends" groups that work in association with the New York State Park system to keep beautiful areas like this one open to the public.

Please help us to keep it that way. Please join us by visiting the park any day of the year, and especially on event days. We have "Spring Cleanup days", a Maple Syrup Day in March and our annual musical "Hoot on the Hudson", in early September. The park is open to visitors every day, dawn to dusk.   **Map**

If you would like to volunteer, please email Caretaker John Teagle at Volunteers@LittleStonyPoint.org.
You can make a tax deductible donation in support of the park, by sending your check to:
Little Stony Point Citizen's Association, 3011 Rt. 9D, Cold Spring, NY 10516
Every little bit helps!








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Little Stony Point Park

ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Little Stony Point Citizens Association (LSPCA) will hold its Annual Organizational Meeting on a date to be announced.

Although Little Stony Point is a state owned recreational resource, its upkeep is dependent on the work of volunteers (LSPCA), who operate through a cooperative management agreement with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to keep the park clean and make needed improvements, such as weed abatement, grading trails, and trash pick-up. 100% of donations to the LSPCA are used directly for park and structural upkeep.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BECOME INVOLVED, CONTACT: Volunteers@LittleStonyPoint.org