Revitalized camp in Harriman State Park a welcome sight

The newly renovated camp inside Harriman State Park at Breakneck Pond has breathed new life into the once rundown area. Rebranded as the Harriman Outdoor

Rebranded as the Harriman Outdoor Center, the camp was vacant for 12 years before the Appalachian Mountain Club invested about $1.5 million of its own money into refurbishments. Another $500,000 came from the state.

Rebranded as the Harriman Outdoor Center, the camp was vacant for 12 years before the Appalachian Mountain Club invested about $1.5 million of its own money into refurbishments. Another $500,000 came from the state. (7/28/16)

HARRIMAN STATE PARK - The newly renovated camp inside Harriman State Park at Breakneck Pond has breathed new life into the once run-down area.

Rebranded as the Harriman Outdoor Center, the camp was vacant for 12 years before the Appalachian Mountain Club invested about $1.5 million of its own money into refurbishments. Another $500,000 came from the state.

Appalachian Mountain Club has been operating the camp under a long-term lease. It has been using the facility this summer to introduce children and adults alike to the outdoors.

On Wednesday, New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey toured the area, saying "the public-private partnership is paying dividends for the state."

The state has committed $14 million for the revitalization of all the camps in the park.

 

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