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Peebles Island Perimeter Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Waterford, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 108 ft Route type Loop
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River rapids, wildlife, steep cliffs, dog and kid friendly, wilderness close to home. Peebles Island is a nature-lover's treasure. The Perimeter Trail winds through open meadows, a hardwood forest, along cliff tops, and past river rapids in it's two-mile loop. White-tail deer, beaver, skunks, hawks, owls and water fowl can be spotted, especially in the early morning hours. Numerous trails criss-cross the island and are preferable during the summer months when the park receives a high volume of visitors. Fishing with a permit is allowed, and picnic tables are available along the route. Though located within eye-shot of nearby towns, the rapids at the southeast shore drown out the sound of traffic, and three nearby uninhabited islands offer wilderness views to the west. Thus protected, Peebles Island offers nature walks that are both diverse and serene.

Peebles Island State Park & Resource Center, 518-237-8643

Follow Route 787 north into Cohoes. Go right onto Ontario Street, then left onto Delaware Avenue just before crossing the Hudson River. Peebles Island parking lot is at the end of Delaware Ave.

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julie copeland
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Karena Brown
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It was cute beginner trail

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Allison Defibaugh
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Incredible how they’ve hardened all these trails in a couple year’s time. Great pre-game for turkey today.

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Molly Maron
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No gonna lie walking this at nighttime was so peaceful it was nearly otherworldly. 5 stars lmao.

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Chris Van Woert
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Great family friendly hike. The parking lot was packed and we had to park down the road. Definitely worth it with great views all along the hike. Easy hike for the kids. Can't wait to come back!

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Daniel Schuldt
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Beautiful day but very crowded.

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Lindsay W
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Beautiful trails, plenty of wildlife. Interior trails often give better opportunities for deer sightings and give a break from the wind in cooler months.

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Laura Huggins
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My absolute favorite trail!

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Joseph B
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Great view of the river. Nice easy walk.

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Katie Aiken
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Trail was much drier than I expected after a week of rain/snow. Saw several chickadees hanging out on the west side of the island. No deer.

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Rui Xu
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easy trail and nice view!

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Stephanie Copeland
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Excellent!

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Beby Ortiz
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beautiful fun and easy

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Mark Wells
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Nur Akmar Naim
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You have to definitely walk this trail in the fall... breathtaking view of the cliffs and the colorful tree lines and hills

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Robert S
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Nice easy walk around the perimeter of the island. It drizzled most of the walk so not many people about until it stopped raining and then we had some others. Mohawk River was dry in parts, and I walked out to get closer look. Also went across the bridge to get closer look at the Erie Canal Lock #2. Great fun walk.

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blue falcon
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zach clubine
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Great trail!! perfect easy beautiful trail

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Salvatore Poliandro
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Nice scenic trail.

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Ralph DiVietro
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Great

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Rebecca Hanson
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Melissa Flagler
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Andrew Voli
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Pretty good, great views, the trail was a bit rough in some spots but nothing bad.

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Kevin Stadnik
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Beautiful, easy trail to walk on. Lots of deer right off the trails too.

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Darrell Wright
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Beautiful trail. Fairly mild and flat but a few short steep hills

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Jess Henkel
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Tom Morgan
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Nathanael Webster
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Jordan Nelson
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awesome family trail, not too long or difficult. animals and cool views to keep the kids interested. went with a 6, 4, and 1 yr old. dad was even able to push the stroller through! will definitely come again.

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Jon DePaula
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