Explore Harriman NY Trail Town Initiative
In Partnership with the Sloatsburg & Suffern Chambers and Rockland County Tourism
The Sloatsburg Chamber is exited to represent the Village of Sloatsburg and partner with the Suffern Chamber of Commerce and Rockland County Tourism on the Explore Harriman trail town initiative, which promotes tourism into Rockland County.
Rockland County parks are beacons attracting visitors from across the Hudson Valley, New York City and beyond. The western Rockland communities of the Villages of Suffern and Sloatsburg are natural gateways to both county and state parks, beginning with Harriman State Park, New York’s second largest state park and one of its crown jewels.
A collaborative effort, Explore Harriman promotes the powerful message that western Rockland County is a parks and recreation destination open for business.
As you hike or bike or walk the many trails Sloatsburg’s surrounding parks provide, remember that the Ramapo Mountains and Ramapo River are amazing resources that are vital assets of Rockland County.
Explore Harriman article with grant award announcement, featuring Rockland County Executive Ed Day: http://www.sloatsburgvillage.com/sloatsburg-and-suffern-recognized-by-rockland-county-tourism-for-the-explore-harriman-trail-town-campaign/
Make the most of your outdoor excursions in Suffern – Explore Harriman State Park!
Welcome to Suffern, nestled in the foothills of Harriman State Park. There’s an abundance of hiking trails in the area beginning with our own Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail (SBM). A quick 20 minute hike up the trail rewards the hiker with sweeping views of Suffern, Mahwah and onward toward the NYC skyline on the horizon. Northward, the trail extends 23.5 rugged miles to Bear Mountain, making it the longest trail in Harriman State Park.
The trail head is situated within walking distance of our train station and main street. Just follow the painted yellow trail blazes (scroll down for transportation and parking info). For technical details on the SBM Trail and others, click NY/NJ Trail Conference or you can visit the stunning grounds of the NYNJTC at 600 Ramapo Valley Road, in Mahwah, NJ, just under 4 miles from Suffern. Be sure to pick up a Harriman Bear Mountain Map! You can also purchase a download here!
Another great source is MyHarriman.com. Click Suffern & Harriman State Park for a write-up by Suzy of the trail town corridor’s most referred to website. Read her other articles, Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail, 83 Years Ago: “A Stiff New Trail Calls to Hikers” and Hike the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail. Visit the Explore Harriman Facebook Page where the trail towns post news and interesting details on hiking, climbing, kayaking, where to dine or stay.