Places to Stay Near to Harriman State Park
Best Hiking Trails in Harriman State Park
Harriman State Park Cabins can be rented as a comfortable and accessible way to enjoy the park. You can then choose from a range of hiking trails to suit whichever activity and difficulty level you would prefer.
1. Jackie Jones Fire Tower
Just two miles long, this is a great quick hiking trail past the tower that gives superb local views. If you are into photography and appreciating the sights than long walks, opt for this easy trail.
2. Skannatati Loop
Starting at the scenic Lake Skannatati, you can follow the Dunning Trail to take you around the lake and see it from different angles. It's approximately three miles long and suitable for beginners.
3. Elk Pen
Five to seven miles long depending on the paths you choose, this trail will take you close to the lake and is a superb moderately difficult route. It's also dog friendly and so is ideal if your pup is along for the adventure too.
4. Fingerboard Circular
Spanning seven miles, you will want to park at Tiorati Beach and start up Arden Valley Road to eventually reach the 'Lemon Squeezer'. This famous rock formation is just a foot wide before coming out to continue along the pine trail.
Best Family Activities in Harriman State Park
Bring the family along when you rent Harriman State Park cabins or hotels and you can look forward to a range of great activities.
Rent a boat to get a different perspective of Lake Skannatati. The stunning pine forest makes for serene and inspiring surroundings and kids in particular will appreciate the fun of riding in a boat.
Want to catch some brown trout or largemouth bass? Lake Skannatati is also wonderful for fishing, with the rugged Bear Mountains as a beautiful backdrop meaning you will be happy trying for that big catch for hours.
3. Ice Skating
If visiting in winter, you can ice skate and be confident it's safe by following the easy indicators. Head to Lake Tiorati or Lake Silvermine and look for the green sign or flag at Tiorati Circle or Silvermine Booth. This indicates good conditions for ice skating.
Another great reason to visit Harriman State Park in winter, enjoy cross-country skiing at spots such as Lake Welch Drive. Alternatively, in winter, you can go snowshoeing to see the area from a totally different perspective.