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Come for the peace, or come for the adventure.

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

The Penthouse of the Park, No Car Needed.

Here’s an easy overnight trip that starts along the Hudson River, ends with a beer at Bear Mountain Inn, and puts you in one of the prettiest viewsheds in the Hudson Valley. In 2016, I’m challenging myself to spend at least one night a month sleeping out... read more

Appalachian Mountain Club comes to Harriman in 2016

Come this summer, you’ll have a whole new way to experience and explore Harriman State Park. Picture this: you leave the city on Friday afternoon, catching the Metro-North train out to Tuxedo, New York.  The hiker’s shuttle is waiting for this late train,... read more

A New Year in Harriman

New for 2016: Step-by-Step Itineraries for “Outtenbackers” Step-by-step directions will take the guessing out of your day or weekend. The snowless, naked park has been on my mind a lot lately, and I’ve been looking to spring, summer, the shuttle and... read more

A Memorial to a Plane’s Crew, Lost in the Harriman Woods

A couple years ago, I wrote about a Northwest airlines 727 that came down in the Harriman woods one winter’s night in 1974.  On it were three men.  They were on their way to Buffalo, New York, to pick up the Baltimore Colts football team after a game on December... read more

Featured Hike: From Thendara Mountain Club to Tuxedo

Autumn’s Last Hurrah, Using the Bus This 8-mile hike is currently sporting the gaudiest colors of the fall.  Use the shuttle to do a one-way trip right back to your car or the train station; don’t forget your camera. One of the beautiful things about using... read more

Last Call for the Tuxedo-Harriman Shuttle

Take the Train to the School Bus Through Harriman State Park this Weekend This is the final weekend of the season for the Tuxedo-Harriman hikers’ shuttle, so if you haven’t used it to create a one-way hike for yourself, make a plan now! Get Tickets in... read more

That One Thing: Trailhead Kiosk in Tuxedo

This is the first in a series of posts about Tuxedo, New York, emerging as a “trail town” and gateway to the Hudson Valley. The Kiosk: Where Adventure Begins Like other hikers, I’m drawn to trailhead kiosks.  They’re little beacons that stand... read more

The Best Day Hikes in Harriman, Using the New Shuttle

The Train: 9:21 train from Penn Station, arriving Tuxedo at 10:17. The Trails: Ramapo-Dunderberg; White Cross; Triangle Victory Tuxedo-Mount Ivy Distances: 3.2 miles (shortest combination of trails) and up. Difficulty: Moderate. Features: 100-year old lean-to... read more

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,... read more
“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.