Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain

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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  • Beautiful park with nice walking trails. We saw pelicans and otters while there and they have picnic areas. The cost is reasonable and it includes two other parks if you go the same day. Nice and...  more »
  • We stayed one night in two of their new tent ("Tentrr") accommodations. The tents are roomy and rugged and comprise a comfortable double bed, two Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, picnic table, small...  more »
  • 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 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.
  • Such a beautiful park. We come here to hike. There are a few trails. We haven't tried all of them, but those we have, run past little streams, waterfalls, and end up near a beautiful mountain lake. Besides just sitting there and taking in a beautiful nature scene, there are little fish in the water who come by to say hello. Again, only trouble is parking can be tricky. They have a parking lot, but it only holds about 10 cars. If you can't park here, you can find a spot on the road, but you may have to walk along the road to do so. Also, if you visit, make sure to stay hydrated, and please wear some sort of bug protection, as the wooded areas do tend to have ticks. If you forget, there is a homey little store before you start out on the trails that carries Many things you may need. Protein/granola bars, drinks, maps, but spray, tick removers, etc. Average hike/walk may take from 2-4 hours, depending on how quickly you walk.. Pack a lunch, snacks, water. Enjoy the day.
  • It's a nice park. Quiet and mild trails. Nothing crazy. The park itself is large. My husband and I walked two miles in and barely made a scratch in exploring the park. Unfortunately, we went on a prime summer day, right after it had rained, so there were a profuse amount of bugs and mosquitoes in the air. But now that the weather is cooling off, I believe this is the best time to enjoy hiking there.
  • We have come here a few times so far, the rangers are super chill and nice, never bothered us. We got a campsite in the W section which if you ask me is the best spot out of the way. Far walk from beach but you get your privacy. Nice scenery, nice trail to dam where we fished and "wadded" a little. Water is clean and as long as you find a not so crowded spot at the beach you'll be fine.

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