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Harriman State Park

Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain, NY
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Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got the Shortline bus from the Port Authority station in Manhatten ( make sure you buy a return ticket from the ticket office on the 2nd floor before boarding the coach on the 4th floor) and got off at the Arden Valley Road just north...More

Thank Alvin377
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why is it that 3-4 different groups got lost going up this trail? Red markers were lacking. Fix that! The Appalachian trail is certainly marked adequately. I would also say the trail is moderate to difficult, and I would NOT recommend taking the trail down...More

Thank Rocketscientist3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Headed up to the Lemon Squeeze in Harriman State Park. Getting to the Lemon Squeeze segment was relatively straightforward however picking the path to continue onward was less straightforward. We ended up following a woman's blog that chronicles her hike loop (7-8miles). Best to definitely...More

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Harriman State Park was a great place for an easy hike to two nice lakes that had many opportunities for skinny dipping and some free hiking. My GF and I hiked only with our bottoms on to the first lake Wanosink from the lake Sebago...More

3  Thank naturistcouple1234
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Doodletown was an colonial town that lasted until the 1960's before the State Park Commission started to buy over land and pushed the residents out. A little difficult to find if you don;t know the area but driving on 9W south from Bear Mt and...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park where you can hike, walk, fish, ride your bike or motorbike, row your boat or just take amazing pictures. Lots of deers and all green in summer. In winter take care of the ice in the road. Beautiful mountains with snow and the...More

1  Thank Omar A
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Really nice easy hike to a beautiful lake in Harriman State park. We took a trail from a parking lot across from Lake Sebago which passed along a couple of streams.

1  Thank mykeygee
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Few people know that within one hour of NYC there are abandoned mines that have returned to nature. They range from adits to cliff faces, exploratory pits to trenches. A few are large enough you can drive a Sherman tank into and even kick a...More

2  Thank CarsonWorldwide
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I can't say enough about this place. At nearly 50,000 acres there is truly something for everyone. From public swimming ares to hundreds of miles of hiking trails including the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail. It's hard to explain so just go already.

1  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Real backcountry, an hour from Manhattan. Buy a map (NY NJ Trail Conference #118 &119) or download one from the Playstore (Avenza maps- if cell service is available your location is GPS'd to the map), and learn how to read it. Topographical lines close together-...More

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Hi, I would appreciate your advice and suggestions for our upcoming visit at the end of August to visit our grandkids in NYC. We are planning a few days of getting into nature, possibly Harriman State Park/Bear Mountain. The kids ages are 2-1//2 and 5-1/2. Looking to drive for up to 1-2 hrs from NYC and stay for a few days. Thanks for advice and suggestions for lodging, activities, etc.
21 March 2017|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I would concur with powermastery, spot on advice!
How is the fall foliage now? I would like to come visit this weekend
21 October 2016|
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Response from Charlene H | Reviewed this property |
It is beautiful, just hit peak!
Are there any wildlife to be aware of? (For good or for bad).... Bears? Snakes? I plan on traveling in October.
6 September 2016|
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Response from Traveller2010NYC | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I would not worry about wildlife impacting your visit. Generally, black bears and snakes want to avoid you, so if they know you're coming, they get out of the way. The only times I have sighted black bears a little... More