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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Nice drive in the state park. Was negative 8 degree C when I drive along the park, and was easy for me (not a winter driver). Worth the time and effort and finish the entire route within 30 mins with stop-over along the way to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the park on our weekend getaway to Woodbury. It was end of October so this review is only for Fall time. The weather was a little chilly however the scenery was awesome! The colors were a palette of orange/red/green which creates a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

there was ONE beach open on labor day because there were not enough life guards to open the others apparently. - a sure sign of poor management. what is the point of having a lake filled state park with multiple beaches if people cannot use...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

If you are noisy & inconsiderate,and like a place with no rules enforcement, then this is the place for you. We stayed at Beaver Pond Campground. Although no where near up to Minnesota State Park standards, not a bad campground, just too full of inconsiderate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Decent campground. Nice beach and playground. Bathrooms were clean. Campsites were ok. Beautiful area. But why the heck does half of Mexico go up here on weekends? I didn't notice any hooliganism myself, but the sheer number of people was ridiculous. Why do they all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

This was a planned day trip . Our starting point was Albany NY it took us 2.5hrs to get there . We traveled the back roads so we could experience the views and the slower pace life . we were able to stop off @...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Practicing for a major hiking trip at the end of the summer this was the perfect park for some good hiking. We stated at the Elk Pen parking, took a portion of the Appalachian Trail, went through the Lemon Sqeezer. My friend planned the trail...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

A beautiful idyllic place during the week, so much nature and open spaces, on summer weekends it becomes a big NYC escape, so it's crowded and loud, boom boxes blasting, kids screaming, parking lots filling. The spring/winter and fall are easier on the weekends, hike...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Amy G
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The top of Perkins is the Bear Mountain Peak. Better to hike up MW, and some nice challenges. I would not want to hike down MW. Once at the top, take the AT trail heading back to the INN (east). We got lost, like many...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is sports car territory, we had a get together and drive around the roads in the park, beautiful scenery and drive up Bear Mountain a lot of fun. Views of surrounding area from top wonderful. Well worth the time and great day touring. Clean...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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September 26, 2018|
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Response from cxcartist | Reviewed this property |
Never came across any. It doesn’t seem to be that kind of place.
August 24, 2018|
Response from mozyAlong | Reviewed this property |
Drive over to the visitors center on Seven Lakes drive. There are many places to stop and walk around, and during Mon-Fri can be quite empty. Welch Lake is very busy.
August 27, 2017|
Response from KC_Altas |
Hi, Is the walk/hike/drive easy to get around to see the scenic view Harriman State Park ? We are not from USA but will be visiting NYC for 10 days and plan at least 3 days out from NYC. Is Harriman State Park worth... More