Hike Doodletown Circular

Harriman State Park

Saturday, May 15, 2021 – Doodletown Circular The former hamlet of Doodletown (the name is said to derive from the Dutch Dood Tal, for “dead valley,” with the “town” suffix added later by English-speaking settlers) is part of Bear Mountain-Harriman State Park. Doodletown survived as a small, isolated community for about 200 years. The area was settled […]

Hike Bald Rocks Shelter from Lake Kanawauke

Harriman State Park

Saturday, May 22, 2021 – Bald Rocks Shelter from Lake Kanawauke Starting from the parking area off the former Route 106 at Lake Kanawauke, we take a short road walk and then enter the forest, following a woods road as it gently climbs up to meet the Dunning Trail. The ascent up Black Rock Mountain […]

Hike Big Hill Shelter Circular

Harriman State Park

Saturday, June 5, 2021 – Big Hill Shelter Circular This will be a moderately paced, 8-10 mile hike (depending on our starting point), to Big Hill shelter, passing by Breakneck Pond. There are nice views from the shelter and the hike is long but not strenuous. It will probably be possible to arrange a ride […]

Mountain Laurel Hike

Harriman State Park

Saturday, June 19, 2021 – Time is TBD If the timing is right, this hike will take us thru tunnels of blooming Mountain Laurel. This is a moderately paced, 5 to 7 mile hike (depending on our starting point). Following a woods road (also used as a ski trail), we will turn off to follow […]