Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain

#77 of 287 in Nature in New York State
State Park · Nature / Park
Harriman State Park offers 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, two beaches, two public camping areas, a network of group camps, miles of streams and scenic roads, and scores of wildlife species, vistas and vantage points. Harriman State Park's major facilities include Welch Beach, Tiorati Beach, Silvermine, Lake Kanawauke, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Sebago Cabins and Beaver Pond Campgrounds.

Dogs are allowed in Harriman State Park, however they must be on a leash not more than 6 feet at all times and are not allowed on the beaches or in any of the lakes. Between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend only, dogs are not allowed at Welch Beach.

For more information, please contact the park offices:

Welch Beach - 845-947-2444

Tiorati Beach - 845-429-8257
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  • I have hiked throughout this region for the past 30 years and have lost track of how many miles and trails I have covered. Now I am taking my daughters here for the past decade; they started hiking.....  more »
  • A friend told me about this state park, when I was looking for a spot with fall foliage that wasn't too far of a drive. It's about an hour outside of NYC, so it's perfect for a day trip. My husband.....  more »
  • A beautiful nature park, less than 1 hour drive from New York City. A lot of short and moderate hiking options. A good destination for a weekend hike trip or a day trip. Pine Meadow Lake is a very nice spot, not sure if swimming is permitted but saw a lot of people swimming so it must be permitted. It is not the case for other lakes in the park. Can be crowded during the weekend in the summer.
  • It is a beautiful park, full of fun. It is excellent for hiking and enjoying nature. The park is well known for its 31 lakes, multiple streams, public camp area and excellent views. The park's hiking trails are currently maintained by volunteers from the New York Trail Conference and are very well maintained. In addition to hiking trails, there are a number of horse riding routes in the southeast part of the park and a mountain bike route in the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in the northeast of the park. In winter, some of the trails are open for cross-country skiing.

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