Peebles Island State Park is at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. It offers spectacular river and rapids views for walkers and joggers who take advantage of the miles of paths through the gently rolling and wooded landscape. Picnickers and fishermen come to relax and winter visitors use the facilities to cross-country ski, hike and snowshoe. Peebles Island is also the headquarters of the Bureau of Historic Sites and Bureau of Historic Preservation Field Services. The staff provide technical services, such as record maintenance, analysis of artifacts, and preparation of publications, exhibits and audio visual programs for the 35 historic sites maintained by State Parks. The Field Services Bureau assists all New York's municipalities and citizens with National Register of Historic Place listings, investment tax credit and review of all state and federal projects.

Boring. Not many birds.

Nice easy walk. Cool views and lots of deer.

A little unknown treasure so close to the city. Beautiful views along the river, well maintained trails under the canopy of trees, wildlife, etc. A short drive from home and so worth taking a morning or afternoon hike.

Nice and enough people but not to many. Great look out points of the river. Would do it again.

trail running
1 month ago

I love this place. I grew up coming here and I actually just started trail running here. Definitely a great place to trail run, there's so much nature to see on this little island. I suggest parking at the visitors center on the Waterford side and walking over the bridge as well, it's free to park there. This spot is also great to take kids to

Beautiful place to spend a day. By the water, easy trail, about 2 miles, lots of wildlife, places to rest, picking area with a restroom. No food available for purchase on the island, so plan accordingly. You can rent kayaks and explore the area from the water. Great place!

Love it. Get there several times a week.

Directions took me through Troy. Would do better to take 787 to the end, make a right and find sign on left. Would have saved me lots of time. If your dog goes nuts for deer be careful. Deer all over within 50 ft. My dog thinks they're antisocial dogs so we were fine. Nice views, easy walk but shear cliff drops.

Easy walk with lots of fauna! Blue heron, bald eagles, deer, cormorant, CDN geese, ducks, etc. Lots of great waterfall views. Can see where Hudson and Mohawk meet. Great picnicking and bathrooms available.

Really great place. Well maintained.