The Harlem Valley hopes to stay in the water

At the Pine Plains Beach, some children splashed around in the water to cool off on a summertime Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle.

HARLEM VALLEY — With summer winding toward its end and heat waves continuing to roll in, locals continue to make their way into the water.

In the town of North East, Rudd Pond is available to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a parking fee charge for all visitors traveling by car, of $7, while hikers and bikers are admitted free of charge.

Taconic State Park Rudd Pond can be reached at 518-789-3059.

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