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Harriman State Park
Description: Harriman State Park is the state’s second-largest park, with 31 lakes and reservoirs. From September through November, many species of migrating hawks can be seen above Bear Mountain. Most of the Iona Island/Doodletown Bird Conservation Area is within Bear Mountain State Park, where visitors can see marsh birds, waterfowl, warblers and shorebirds.

Wildlife to Watch: white-tailed deer are often seen in the forest, while signs of beavers can be found in the streams. Perhaps you’ll spot elusive northern river otters or an occasional coyote

Special Tips: 

Ownership: Palisades Interstate Park Commission/NYS Office of Parks, Recreation 
Size: 44,000 acres 
Closest Town: Fort Montgomery

RestroomsParkingTent CampingHikingPicnic tablesHuntingDrinking WaterSwimmingBicycling

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Bald eagle - Photo by Bill Banaszewski
Please see map link below

Driving Directions:
From the south: Follow the above directions to the Palisades Pkwy. Take exit 16 toward Lake Welch Dr./Lake Welch/ Sebago Beach. From the north: Follow directions to Bear Mountain. At first traffic circle, take second exit onto the Palisades Pkwy. South. Take exit 16 toward Lake Welch Dr./Lake Welch/Sebago Beach.

Map Link

Harriman State Park : Wildlife Viewing Area