Found where the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers meet, Peebles Island State Park is a local attraction for adrenaline enthusiasts with its several miles of rapids and ample climbing opportunities. Something not found in many other state parks is the headquarters of the Bureau of Historic Sites. In addition to this, it also houses the Bureau of Historic Preservation Field Services.
These offices revolve around local archaeology, engaging in things like preservation and maintenance of historic sites, research and analysis of newly found park artifacts, and the release of publications dedicated to all of the 35 different parks in New York state. Make sure to stop by the visitor centers in both of these locations to learn more about what they do to provide guests with the best experiences possible.
The hiking here is some of the best in the area, with several miles of paved paths giving visitors several chances to see the beautiful rolling landscape. These trails primarily follow the rapids that are contained within Peebles Island State Park, so make sure to take a break from time to time and watch rafters try to navigate the roaring waters.
Feel free to keep your dog with you as you trudge along the flatland, provided you keep them restrained and take care of any messes they might make. Peebles Island State Park also has some of the best rapids in the state, with difficulty levels of II and II regularly seen along the river.
Rental services can be found at the northeastern side of the park, as well as tours that periodically depart throughout the summer months. For more information on how to get onto the river, make sure to contact the Peebles Island State Park's central offices during regular business hours.
Dogs are prohibited from being involved in any rafting activities but are free to accompany owners on the riverbanks as long as they stay on a leash. During the winter months, the trails here are converted for winter activities. Visitors can regularly see individuals snowshoeing and skiing, weather permitting.