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
Ownership: Palisades Interstate Park Commission/NYS Office of Parks, Recreation
Size: 44,000 acres Closest Town: Fort Montgomery
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
Driving Directions: From the south: Follow the above directions to the
Palisades Pkwy. Take exit 16 toward Lake Welch Dr./Lake Welch/
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.