Built in 1929, the former youth camp on Harriman State Park's 64-acre Breakneck Pond has been totally updated with new lodging and dining options and outdoor programs.
The Outdoor Center will be open to both AMC members and the public, who can hike, canoe, kayak and swim at the camp, surrounded by 46,000-acre Harriman State Park. It also offers easy access to Harriman's extensive trail network, including nearby Pine Meadow Lake, Cranberry Mountain, Buck, and Breakneck Mountain Trails, with connecting trails to the Long Path.
“Breakneck Pond is a stunning place with a special, secluded quality, while at the same time being so easy to get to,” said James Hall, Executive Director of Palisades Interstate Park Commission, which worked with AMC on the center. “We are thrilled to see this recreational resource continue serving youth and also welcome new audiences as it reopens to the public after so many years.”
The lodge and grounds are open to the public with advance reservations. Guests can opt for tent sites, lean-tos, family cabins, bunkhouses and lodges that can accommodate up to 16 people. Dinner and breakfast are available, served at a separate dining facility overlooking the lake.
The camp is located at 200 Breakneck Road, Haverstraw. Reservations are currently available by calling 603-466-2727; online reservation requests will be available starting on July 1 at www.outdoors.org/harriman.