Schunnemunk Mountain State Park will be open for deer hunting, by permit only, for the 2013 season. A limited number of permits were available September 9, 2013 on a first come, first serve basis. They were sold out by 11:00 AM.
Schunnemunk has over 2700 acres of rolling meadow and spectacular mountain top. Hikers encounter elevations up to 1664 feet and thrilling 360 degree views of adjacent valleys, portions of the distant Hudson River and surrounding forest and farm lands.
Eight marked trails include the Long Path, Jessup, Western Ridge, Trestle, Sweet Clover, Otterkill, Dark Hollow and Barton Swamp Trails totaling over 20 miles traverse the mountain and glades.
Two parking areas exist on State Lands include: Otterkill Road Trail Head Parking at 41 degrees 25.5450 minutes North and 74 degrees 6.1100 minutes West accesses the Trestle Trail and Taylor Road Trail Head Parking at 41 deg 24.4512 minutes North and 74 deg 4.8951 minutes West leads to Sweet Clover Trail.
Geocaching permits are available through the Sterling Forest State Park office.