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Harriman State Park

Harriman State Park is a New York state park consisting of mountaintops and valleys, just 46 miles (74 km) north of New York City. Please note that while there are no designated stargazing areas, the park is accessible by the public year-round and offers secluded hiking trails, lakes, streams, and more, with wide open night…read more »

Harriman State Park is a New York state park consisting of mountaintops and valleys, just 46 miles (74 km) north of New York City. Please note that while there are no designated stargazing areas, the park is accessible by the public year-round and offers secluded hiking trails, lakes, streams, and more, with wide open night skies suited for gazing; one EarthSky reader says “there are several good stargazing places along the Hudson River, well away from city lights and less then an hour from Manhattan.” The park’s Nature Centers offers environmental education programs designed to teach campers about the woods as well. Camping is also available from a selection of campgrounds within the park. For more information, please visit online or call 845-947-2444.

Deborah Byrd