Peebles Island State Park
Peebles Island State Park has miles of trails overlooking the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers along with a waterfall, cliffs, dams, often seen deer and bald eagles, and all from easily hiked trails. The Park's trail map can be found here. All of the Park's trails are also on Google Maps, so just open Google Maps to follow your location on the trails. Most visitors to the Park come to walk the scenic trails and view wildlife, but the Park has a rich history.
The Park is more and more popular for bird watchers of all ages who marvel at our resident Bald Eagles to migratory birds throughout the year. On a two-hour walk in early May, 2019, forty varieties of birds were identified.
The Park is also the headquarters for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor that promotes New York's canal system and adjoining communities. The Corridor is leading an initiative to develop the historic Matton Shipyard , which is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century ship building and repair facility.
Trail length: 2.3 mile; 190-acre state park