TUXEDO, NY (May 21, 2018)— Building on a 20-year legacy in the Hudson Highlands, the Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced the conservation of land that will expand Harriman State Park and allow for greater public transportation access to the park. The newly acquired property is located less than a mile from the Harriman Metro-North train station.
The 395-acre “Harriman Connection” property was purchased by OSI for $3,285,000 from a trust of the Northrop-Friedman families. Once conveyed to the state, the addition will offer hikers, runners and cyclists a new, western entrance point to Harriman State Park. Access to the Long Path, a celebrated long-distance hiking trail that runs just east of the property, will also be improved once OSI constructs a trail and parking lot on nearby Arden Valley Road.