Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Hidden in New York State’s second-largest park, The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is a highly sought-after destination for summer getaways. Located only 30 miles from Manhattan and accessible by public transportation, this is an ideal destination for hiking, paddling, and camping adventures in the heart of Harriman State Park.

Contact Info:

200 Breakneck Road, Haverstraw, NY 10927

Shuttle stop
Meeting space available
Private room available
Free canoes and kayaks
Complimentary gear rental
No dogs allowed overnight

Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Season Dates:

Full-Service Season
May 11, 2021 – October 10, 2021
May 11, 2022 – October 15, 2022

The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center offers common space for outdoor programs, waterfront access to 64-acre Breakneck Pond, a dining hall, and group meeting space. The facility is a great location for scouting, school, faith-based, and youth groups, as well as family reunions and corporate outings. Accommodations include group and family cabins, tent platforms, and three-sided shelters, offering a range of overnight experiences. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of canoes and kayaks, relax on the sandy beach, or swim in the designated swimming area. Cabins are equipped with small refrigerators and outdoor pedestal grills and have electricity. Please bring your own sleeping bag or linens, bath and beach towels. Linens, comforters and bath towels are also available for rent. Cabins have either an in cabin washroom or share centrally located bathhouses with hot showers.

A shared bathhouse with showers and a dishwashing station is centrally located. Guests that are camping can cook using camp stoves (not provided) or the provided shared fire rings or camp grills in their camping area. Charcoal, ice and firewood are available for purchase in the Camp Store. Coolers are permitted at frontcountry campsites only. Each camping area has a shared bear box.

Backcountry campsites are accessible by hiking, and wheeled luggage and coolers are not permitted.

Download and print a map of Corman Harriman Outdoor Center.

 

Meal Service

Dinner, breakfast, and a to-go trail lunch are available on an a la carte basis, with dinner and breakfast served in the dining room. Order meals eight or more days in advance and received Early Bird discounted rates. Meal reservations made fewer than eight days prior to arrival cannot be guaranteed available. Breakfast is available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., trail lunches are available to order, and dinner is served at 6 p.m. sharp

To reserve meals and notify of dietary restrictions please call AMC Contact Service Center

 

Day Use Policy

The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is operated under a long-term lease from the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC). As a result, AMC is bound by the rules set by PIPC regarding trail access into Harriman Outdoor Center and swimming in Breakneck Pond. In particular, AMC is bound by rules pertaining to water safety and use of the dock and swimming area at the Harriman Outdoor Center. Because of rules set by PIPC, hikers and other day users should stay on official trails and not use the network of informal, unofficial trails leading into the Harriman Outdoor Center. In addition, hikers and day users should not swim in Breakneck Pond. Pets are not allowed in buildings, camping areas, or swimming areas. Use of Harriman Outdoor Center, including the driveway, parking, waterfront/dock area, and informal trails near the Harriman Outdoor Center are limited to registered guests and program participants. The public is welcome to enjoy Harriman Outdoor Center as overnight guests and program participants. All AMC lodges, huts, and programs are open to the general public with an advance reservation, and membership is not required.

 

Cancellation Policies

Learn more about AMC’s cancellation policies for lodging and programs.

 

Accessibility

Cranberry 1 and Cranberry 2, Dining Hall, Rec Halls, and Upper Bath House are wheelchair accessible. Campsites and shelters are not accessible.

 

Nearby Trails

AMC Pond Loop (Easy): This 2.3-mile loop offers visitors a chance to view Breakneck Pond from every angle. Begin at Boat House and cross the bridge towards the other end of the lake. Follow the path blazed with a green diamond, traveling around the lake for beautiful views. This hike is typically suitable for kids ages 8 and up.

Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail (Moderate): Starting at The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, take the unmarked trail leading from the Mountain Laurel 3 cabin, then take a left at the junction to connect with the Suffern-Bear Mountain trail. Follow the trail for 0.8 mile over moderate terrain to Big Hill Shelter, which on clear days provides views of the Manhattan Skyline. Continue on Suffern-Bear Mountain for another mile to the Jackie Jones Mountain Fire Tower, then return the way you came. Hike is 3.6 miles round trip.

 

Meeting Spaces and Events

Groups can reserve private meeting space at Harriman Outdoor Center. All other space, including the dining hall, deck, and waterfront, are open to all guests. Meeting Space Capacity – Rec Hall Main (up to 100 people) and Rec Hall Breakout (up to 40 people). Please email amcgroups@outdoors.org to reserve your space.

 

Getting Here

Driving directions:
From New York City:

• Take NY9A N/Henry Hudson Parkway – follow signs for H Hudson Pkwy/Bronx

• Take Exit 14 for I-95/George Washington Bridge toward Crosstown Expwy/W 178 St

• Use the left 2 lanes to take the George Washington Bridge/I-95 Upper Level S Exit toward New Jersey (LEFT EXIT) – 1.5 Miles • Take Exit 74 toward Palisades Parkway – 30 Miles

• Take Exit 16 toward Lake Welch Drive/Lake Welch/Sebago Beach (LEFT EXIT)

• Merge onto Lake Welch Parkway/987A – 4.5 Miles • From Lake Welch Parkway, Turn Left onto Pine Meadow Road (AMC Sign) – 1.5 Miles
• Arrive at Corman Harriman Outdoor Center From Western New York (Buffalo):

• Get on I-190 South.

• Continue on I-190 S. Take NY-400 S to NY-78 S/US-20A E in Aurora. Take the U.S. 20 A/NY-78 exit from NY-400 S.

• Get on I-390 S in Groveland.

• Continue on I-390 S. Take I-86 E and NY-17 E to Lake Welch Pkwy in Stony Point. Take exit 16 from Palisades Interstate Pkwy S

• Follow Lake Welch Pkwy to Pine Meadow Rd (also known as Breckneck Road or Camp Winaki Road on some maps) in Haverstraw. Look for the AMC sign.
• 1.4 miles from gate to camp

Driving directions from South (Philadelphia):

• Get on I-676/US-30 E from S Penn Square and N Broad St

• Follow I-95 N to US-1 N in Lawrence Township. • Get on Garden State Pkwy in Fords, Woodbridge Township from US-1 N.

• Follow Garden State Pkwy and NJ-17 N to NY-17 N/Orange Turnpike in Ramapo. Take exit 15A from I-87 N/NY-17 N • Continue on NY-17 N/Orange Turnpike.

• Follow Lake Welch Pkwy to Pine Meadow Rd (also known as Breckneck Road or Camp Winaki Road on some maps) in Haverstraw. Look for the AMC sign.

• 1.4 miles from gate to camp

Driving directions from Boston and its suburbs:

• Take I-90 W, I-84, I-91 S, CT-15 S (If taking CT 15-S, take 287W toward the Tappan Zee Bridge) to Palisades Interstate Pkwy N to Lake Welch Pkwy/New York State Reference Rte 987A in Stony Point.

• Take exit 16 from Palisades Interstate Pkwy N • Follow Lake Welch Pkwy to Pine Meadow Rd (also known as Breckneck Road or Camp Winaki Road on some maps) in Haverstraw. Look for the AMC sign.

• 1.4 miles from gate to camp

Note: If you plan to use GPS, Apple Maps has CHOC’s Address listed as: 200 Breakneck Rd, Haverstraw, NY 10927 And Google Maps has it listed as: 200 Breakneck Rd, Stony Point, NY 10980. If you enter the Apple Maps address into Google Maps, the directions will be incorrect. Lake Welch Pkwy to Pine Meadow Rd (also known as Breckneck Road or Camp Winaki Road on some maps) in Haverstraw. Look for the AMC sign.

Download and print our detailed instructions to Harriman Outdoor Center.

 

Weather

The right clothing and gear are essential in the unpredictable weather of the Mid-Atlantic. Be prepared for severe weather regardless of season, dress in layers (including synthetic or wool base and insulating layers, and a windproof/waterproof outer shell), eat high energy foods, and stay hydrated.

Our Commitment to Sustainable Operations

AMC has a long-standing commitment to using its huts, lodges, and sporting camps as models for sustainable operations and environmental stewardship.

Come visit our Harriman Outdoor Center and explore the heart of Harriman State Park and Breakneck Pond

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