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.
May 10th, 2023 - October 14th, 2023
Meeting space available
Free canoes and kayaks
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.
It 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.
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