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“Great place for hiking only 50 miles north from NYC”

Harriman State Park
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US$326.00*
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7 Lakes Drive Private Tour from Newark
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Staten Island, New York
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“Great place for hiking only 50 miles north from NYC”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

I go to Harriman State Park few times a year.
Sometimes on a dayhikes with my family, sometimes backpacking across it. It's really surprising to find such a solitude and wilderness (relative, of course) within a 1-hour drive from Manhattan.
You don't even need a car. On my through-hikes I normally take a Metro North train to Suffern, Tuxedo Park or Harriman (depending on the trail I chose), then hike all the way to Bear Mountain and take a bus back to the city. At a leisure pace the whole trip takes 3 days. Sometimes I walk for hours without seeing another human. Only deer, chipmunks and snakes. Amazing! Considering the fact that you can see Manhattan skyline from the hills (West Mountain - one of the best views there)

Visited October 2011
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“Basically a Passive Park”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

This a loverly park that is mostly closed most of the time...NYS budgets have cut this to the bone.but the fishing is good, the scenery lovely and hiking is the best attraction

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“Nice camping”
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Camped here and had great time. Got woke up by ducks quacking beside the tent but was still good. Is a nice State park for hiking and exploring. Would return.

Visited September 2011
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