Jockey Hollow National Historical Park is a great place to visit and hike in. There is plenty of history to be seen inside the park with miles of trails to explore. I’ve been walking my dog almost every day along the miles of trails our fore father’s took 200 plus years ago. The park is a wonderful place to experience the different seasons of the year. In the spring you might be lucky enough to see a mother black bear and her cubs, which are known to be in the area. I’ve had several sightings over the years. The park allows dogs, but they must be leashed at all times and you must clean up after them. They provide dog waste bags and trash cans at each parking lot. Too bad some pet owners can’t read the signs. Many people walk the paved road ways around the park, but if you can, try walking the trails to experience Mother Nature. There are usually maps at each parking lot or the visitor center which show the various trails and walking distances.
The recent storms caused major tree damage throughout the park and some of the wooden walkways along the streams have been dislodged by flooding, but park personnel and volunteers have done a great job clearing the trails. It’s a wonderful park.