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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, three 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. *Boat launch sites require a boat permit. Please contact the park for further details.
ABRIDGED LOLLIPOP LOOP: Did a portion of this trail, which started at 41.315548, -74.05004.
Was looking for a moderate trail, with views, and hiked on a day when snow covered the trail. It was an extremely well-marked trail, not difficult to do, even in the snow, the only problem I encountered was seeing the stone path BEFORE the creek -- we hopped two creeks and then turned around and came back. Would have kept going were it not late in the day and snowy. I think in total it was about 2.6 mile loop.
We got a late start to the day, and it was an ideal short hike with a brief uphill and great view. Did the lollipop circuit route as described here, very accurate route description: https://www.nynjtc.org/hike/long-path-long-mountain-summit-harriman-state-park#dialog-hike-description
I enjoyed the hike, but if you're going because of the Lemon Squeezer you're going to be disappointed. The Lemon Squeezer is only 50 feet long in total so I don't understand why it's even worth mentioning on all these hikes. This loop itself is hard to do without the use of the Alltrails map to keep you on trail because it's a bunch of trails connected to make the loop. You start by following the AT, then the aqua blue blaze, you pick up the white and red dot blaze at the Times Square rock, then you take a yellow blaze, and at some point you turn onto the white with red triangle blaze to finish. Got lost for a bit and had to bushwack my way back onto the loop and wouldn't have know I was lost without following the Alltrails map. Overall I enjoyed the hike. It had some cool things to see. It took me 5 hours and 10 miles to finish