Peebles Island State Park

Peebles Island State Park is located right by the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, where the rivers meet together as the Hudson heads north and the Mohawk runs west. You'll encounter shorelines, steep cliffs, and views of waterfalls. The park is located on an island situated between the towns of Waterford and Cohoes on the mainland.

Free to enter, the park offers ample parking, along with picnic and observation areas. For hiking, you can take the 1.84 mile perimeter trail to cover a complete circuit of the island. You can also explore several connector trails that traverse the interior of the island. Several vantage points allow you to overlook the rivers in various sections.

This park is a great spot to spend a day in the Capital Region, with easy trails for families to enjoy while getting out into the woods a bit. Water views and woodland creatures abound during your explorations.

Peebles Island Photos

Bridge at the park entrance
View of the Hudson River
Looking along the shoreline

Peebles Island State Park Map

View more information and a detailed trail map on the official NYS Parks site


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