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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.

Special Tips: 

Ownership: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 
Size: 191 acres 
Closest Town: Cohoes or Waterford

RestroomsParkingFishingHikingPicnic tablesHandicap AccessibleFee

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Red Fox - Photo by Bill Banaszwrski
Please see map link below

Driving Directions:
From Albany, take I-787 north for 7.2 miles. Turn right onto Ontario St., crossing over onto Van Schaick Island. Turn left onto Delaware Ave./Railroad Dr.

Map Link

Peebles Island State Park : Wildlife Viewing Area