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    Getting to Harriman’s Trails: Rent Your Lift

    At the end of the subway line in Yonkers, you can rent a car for $44.00 a day.  Take your group to a quieter trailhead in Harriman, and save.   Let’s say you and four friends are heading to Harriman…

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    Silver Treasure on Letterrock

    Did you think there was only one treasure legend in Harriman State Park? (I did.) Looking for the source of the name “Letterrock Mountain”, I found an intriguing article in the New York Times from 1934.  It started this way:…

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    Harriman Notebook: Hotspots, Bugs, and Laurel

    The Harriman “Hotspots”: Most Popular (and crowded) parts of the park If you love the park but are wary of large crowds on the weekend, avoid the Harriman “hotspots” of Lake Welch, Bear Mountain and the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center. …

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    A Hike That Begins, and Ends, At Dunkin Donuts

    Park at the service area on northbound I-87 in Ramapo, New York, and pick up the trail from the southeast side of the lot. Trails for the Curious Two Saturdays ago I counted more than 100 cars in and on…

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    Harriman Notebook

    Nesting Eagles at Nawahunta? Tony Caterino told me in an email that a bald (or else, balding) eagle might be nesting in the tall pines on the north shore of Lake Nawahunta: “This morning I went to Lake Nawahunta and…

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