Harriman State Park, located in Rockland and Orange counties, is the second-largest park in the parks system, with 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, two beaches, two public camping areas, a network of group camps, miles of streams and scenic roads, and scores of wildlife species, vistas and vantage points. Harriman State Park's major facilities include Lakes Welch, Sebago, Tiorati and Silvermine, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Sebago Cabins and Beaver Pond Campgrounds.
Harriman is appropriate for all Scouts, but note that we must hike in about 1-1.5 miles along rocky terrain to the campsite, where there is no potable water (we carry it in) or restroom. So, pack light and lace up your hiking boots!
What to Bring:
NOTE: ALL GEAR/CLOTHING MUST FIT IN/ON YOUR FRAME PACK
Eat a good breakfast before we leave. Bring power/granola bars, a bag lunch, "foil broil" meal to warm up over fire for dinner and simple (cold) breakfast. NO COOKING GEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE. So, cook something at home for dinner, freeze it in heavy foil and a ziplock bag and put frozen in your pack before leaving home. Then it will slowly thaw and can be warmed in the foil for dinner. DO NOT BRING UNCOOKED/RAW FOOD.
THERE WILL BE NO COMMUNITY GARBAGE BAG AT THE SITE. EACH SCOUT MUST BRING A 1-1.5 GALLON ZIP LOCK BAG FOR THEIR OWN GARBAGE. EACH SCOUT WILL CARRY OUT WHATEVER GARBAGE HE MAKES. It is recommended you put your frozen meal in this bag before putting it in your pack.
We leave at 7:30 a.m. (please arrive by 7:15) from LIRR parking lot across from Plandome Country Club and should be back in Manhasset midday Sunday.
2801-2839 Seven Lakes Parkway
Harriman, NY 10928
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