Come for the peace, or come for the adventure.

Harriman State Park is the perfect place to spend a day or a weekend.

Six Overnight Trips In Harriman, Using the New Shuttle

Take the Shuttle to Your Next Overnight — Especially if You’re Carless The new weekend shuttle, from the Tuxedo train station through Harriman, opens up a world of possibilities for the car-less hiker coming by train from New York City.  What’s more,...

Ride the Harriman Shuttle

Take the Train From New York, Then Ride the Big Yellow School Bus to Your Next Harriman Adventure You’ve seen two hundred cars parked along Seven Lakes Drive at the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center.  Or, you’ve seen hikers and backpackers get off the trains at...

Five Places to Park (that AREN’T Reeves Meadow) in Harriman

When you see the cars lined up in front of the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, remember: the park is the size of almost three Manhattans!  The trick to finding your solitude, and a handy parking spot, is in going to some of the other parking areas.  Here are five...

Base Camp Tuxedo

Base Camp Tuxedo’s Very First “Speakers and Suds” Night #1: NYNJTC’s West Hudson Program Coordinator Sona Mason, “Wild Trails” Tuxedo Train Station Saturday, May 9, 2015. 6:45-9pm; Free and Open to All. Tuxedo to me has always been...

Climbing at the Powerlinez

by Norm Rasmussen, Torne Valley Climbers Coalition Rock climbing is an option for the more adventurous in the park. DISCLAIMER: Rock Climbing is an inherently dangerous activity. The only way to ensure safety while rock climbing is to receive proper instruction from...

New Maps for Harriman

All the Miles You’ll Hike The New York New Jersey Trail Conference has updated their Harriman map set, and there’s one new feature I love: trail mileage.  This changes how I prepare for my hikes.  Training for a month-long hike in the Sierras,  I find...

Quest: A Long-Lost Memorial

Finding an 80-year-old Memorial to a Boy Scout, Chiseled Along the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail Gordon Wren, Director of the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services, sent me the following story.  I’ve never seen this memorial, but when the snow clears out,...

Have you Seen Bears in Harriman State Park?

Leave Your Bear Anecdote in the Comment Section. Black bears are frequently seen in Harriman State Park, and in 2014, more sightings were occurring near the lean-to shelters.  A 2013 study reported that there are at least 15 black bears living in the park.* If...

“We set up camp, gathered firewood, and had a great night under the stars. The area was very clean and the view was amazing…The trails were beautiful and once we figured out how to navigate them we had no trouble.”

Matthew R.