Segment from OSI map
TUXEDO – The Open Space Institute has conserved land that will expand Harriman State Park and allow for greater public transportation access to the park. The property is located less than a mile from the Harriman Metro-North train station.
The 395-acre “Harriman Connection” property was purchased by OSI for just under $3.3 million from a trust of the Northrop-Friedman Families.
Once conveyed to the state, the addition will offer hikers, runners and
cyclists a new, western entrance point to Harriman State Park. Access
to the Long Path, a long-distance hiking trail that runs just east of
the property will also be improved once OSI constructs a trail and parking
lot on nearby Arden Valley Road.
The “Harriman Connection” property links a four-mile network of carriage roads and trails, protected by OSI in 2017 and makes it more easily available for public use and enjoyment.
Originally owned by the Harriman family, the carriage roads wind their way eastward over stone culverts and waterfalls though Harriman State Park.