Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain

Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain (HM1KYC)

Location: Valley Cottage, NY 10989 Rockland County
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N 41° 8.654', W 73° 54.576'

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This road was formerly Main Street
in the Hamlet of Rockland Lake.

In the early 17th Century the Dutch
named the local cliffs Verdrietige
Hoek, or "Tedious Point," which
referred to the area surrounding the
natural ridge of the Palisades and
Hook Mountain, the most prominent

The far-reaching commercial history
of Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain
began in the early 18th Century when
John Slaughter settled the
riverfront. A hotel and ferry
landing was located within the
natural ravine of the Palisades just
north of Hook Mountain.

Various industries utilized the
abundance of natural resources in
the area. The pristine waters of
Rockland Lake provided the
Knickerbocker Ice Company, founded
in 1855, a perfect venue for
harvesting its world famous ice.
Rock was extensively quarried from
the cliffs overlooking the Hudson
River for use in the growing
metropolis of New York City.

The Palisades Interstate Park
Commission halted rock quarrying at
Hook Mountain by 1917. The
construction plateaus left behind
became picnicking and recreation
venues attracting throngs of people
from NYC by steamboat and train. The
invention of refrigeration led to
the collapse of the ice industry in
1924 and the Lake became a popular
resort area.

The Palisades Interstate Park
acquired much of the
property surrounding the Lake in
1958 and opened Rockland Lake State
Park in 1965.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Historical Society of Rockland County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 591504 N 4555341
Decimal Degrees41.14423333, -73.90960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 8.654', W 73° 54.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 8' 39.24" N, 73° 54' 34.56" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Landing Rd, Valley Cottage NY 10989, US
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