Peebles Island State Park
|Description: Rapids surround this island located at the confluence of the Mohawk and
Hudson rivers, and great views are the reward for those who take advantage
of the paths throughout this rolling and wooded landscape. Hiking is popular
during the warm months, and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are
popular in winter.|
Peebles Island State Park provides a home and a migration stop for a variety
of birds. The site, isolated as it is from surrounding urban environments, is
home to several mammal and reptile species as well.
Wildlife to Watch: Visitors may see bald eagles, great blue herons, double-crested cormorants,
ospreys, swallows, barred owls and killdeer. Sighting snapping turtles, whitetailed
deer, beavers, muskrats, foxes and groundhogs is also a possibility.
Ownership: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Size: 191 acres
Closest Town: Cohoes or Waterford
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: