Our Modest Mountain
Hackensack is a relatively small Adirondack mountain located in the center of Warrensburg, New York and rising approximately 1,357 feet.
The meaning of the name “Hackensack” is seldom understood, but derives from the Algonquin word Achkincheschakey (A-kin-hes-kakee) which means, “where two rivers come together”. This is a reference to the western-facing view from the summit, which not only shows the neatly arraigned streets of the hamlet directly below its rocky face, but also the confluence of the Hudson and Schroon Rivers in the distance.
At one time, a quarry on the mountain produced stone from which a number of buildings in Warrensburg were built. For a short time in the 1970’s, there was a small, Town operated ski center known as Blister Hill located on the south end of the mountain.
In 2011, with the help of Glens Falls Hospital’s Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play initiative, the Town of Warrensburg, Warrensburg Central School District and Warren County, partnered to formalize the mountain as the Hackensack Mountain Park & Recreation Area, complete with a designated trail system for year round recreational use, public parking areas and this informational map brochure.