Harriman State Park

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Harriman State Park

Location:Eastern Idaho, 18 miles north of Ashton on US 20.
Facilities:Yurts, rental cabins (4-bedroom log home and 3-bedroom cabin, both fully furnished), dormitory facility with meeting room and kitchen (for groups of 15-40), showers, restrooms, trails, picnic area, warming hut for skiers, historic buildings.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, guided nature walks, historic building tours.
Special Features:Park lies within an 11,000-acre wildlife refuge in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Moose, elk, and sandhill cranes are common here, as is North America's largest waterfowl, the trumpeter swan. Henrys Fork, which meanders through the park, is considered one of the best fly-fishing streams in the country. From 1902 to 1977 the park acreage was owned by Union Pacific Railroad investors and served as a cattle ranch and private retreat of the Harriman and Guggenheim families. Tours of the railroad ranch buildings are available during the summer months.
Address:3489 Green Canyon Rd
Island Park, ID 83429

Web: www.idahoparks.org/parks/harriman.aspx
Size: 11,000 acres. Elevation: 6,120 feet.

See other parks in Idaho.

Harriman State Park

Location:Off Palisades Parkway, 30 miles north of New York City.
Facilities:Campgrounds (including tent and trailer sites), group camps (including Scout camping), comfort stations, showers, cabins, full-service cottages, picnic areas, playgrounds, playing fields, tennis courts, beaches, boat launch sites, boat rentals, trails, food concessions, museum/visitor center, gift shop, scenic views.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Harriman is New York's second largest state park and includes 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, three beaches, two public camping areas, a network of group camps, miles of streams and scenic roads, lookout points, and numerous wildlife species. The park's major facilities include: Lakes Welch, Sebago, Tiorati, and Silver Mine, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Sebago Cabins, and Beaver Pond Campgrounds. The largest of Harriman's beaches is at Lake Welch, a man-made lake in the wooded hills of the Ramapo Mountains.
Address:c/o Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Web: nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkId=143
Size: 46,613 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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The town of Tuxedo features three pristine lakes, an 18-hole golf course at the Tuxedo Club, hunting, hiking, swimming, skiing and the trailhead to Harriman State Park, which is located at the Tuxedo Rail station.
Curry was hiking with her family on Bear Mountain in New York's Harriman State Park on April 5, when she hurt her leg.
In addition to marinas along the Hudson River, local attractions include Bear Mountain State Park, Harriman State Park, Stony Point Battlefield, and Stony Point Lighthouse.
Doin' the 'du'" is less demanding than starting out with a triathlon, but is still challenging enough to be fun--especially on courses like that of NYTC's "New York Biathlon," held twice each season in Harriman State Park.
They reached Averill Harriman State Park in upstate New York just ahead of a torrential rainstorm, and holed up in their camper, listening on the radio to the astronauts' progress.
Other nearby attractions include Harriman State Park (hiking, horseback riding) and self-guided float trips on the Henry's Fork from Big Springs to Mack's Inn Resort (208/558-7272 for boat rentals).
On a clear day these properties have scenic mountain views of the Hudson River, Harriman State Park and the New York City skyline," said Oren Klein, VP of Express Auction who is one of the Express Auction executives handling this auction.
I felt bad about telling people they're too big to ride,'' said Russ Little of Dry Ridge Outfitters, which offers rides at Harriman State Park in Idaho.