I have been to Peebles Island State Park a few times, and most recently went with a good friend of mine to enjoy a beautiful spring day. This unique park is an island surrounded by city.
The park is easy to get to using Google Maps. There were also signs along the way, and a visitors center when you arrive.
There are several trails within the park, as well as a visitor center, places to sit, a pavilion, restrooms, and more.
You can find maps here: https://parks.ny.gov/parks/peeblesisland/maps.aspx
There is also a map posted at the park when you enter.
When I visited on a weekend, parking was tight. I would say there are a few dozen parking spots, and the park was very busy. Fortunately someone was leaving as I was arriving, but to avoid frustration, you may want to go early or a little later when it isn’t peak times. That being said, despite a full parking lot, people were spread out on the trails and I didn’t feel like it was hard to social distance.
We did the perimeter trail of the park, which was the red trail. The trails are mostly flat, with only a little bit of elevation rise within the park. I think this is an easy trail for kids, but you want to make sure kids stay away from the edges, as there are steep drop offs to rocks and water.
The paths are well-used, so it is easy to stay on the paths. The trails were also marked well. The red perimeter loop is about two miles, and you can meander the other trails for more mileage.
We did this trail in early April, and we did not encounter any mud.
We enjoyed the perimeter trail because you get a good view of the water.
After we were done, we sat outdoors and enjoyed the sun. There are lots of open park areas where you can sit at picnic tables, fish, and so on.
Check out Peebles Island at https://parks.ny.gov/parks/peeblesisland/
Check out the other Capital Region hikes we have done here.
So pretty! If I ever get to travel to New York I’m definitely checking this out!
Lovely place to walk and take in nature, as someone from California, I always think of the cities in NY. Thanks for reminding me of the beautiful nature there too!
Looks like an amazing place to go for vacation. Will check it out!
I love walking trails with my six kiddos!
What a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors! I love nature, and taking walks on trails with my kids is our favorite activity. I have still never been to New York before, I hope to visit someday! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Wow! This place looks really amazing and so mesmerizing. Plus it is situated around a body of water makes it so marvelous and many activities can be done in this place.
This looks like such a fun and beautiful place to explore.
I like how adventurous those trails look. I’m missing traveling a lot when I see posts such as this one about Peebles Island State Park.
This looks like a lovely place to explore, it looks like a pretty decent sized park.
For some reason I thought it would be more mountainous, but the landscape looks so much like the Midwest in the pictures here! I’ve always wanted to go to NY.
If I ever visit that area, this is a must-visit site! I LOVE trails like that and being near water!
So lovely! Looks like fun! Thank you for sharing this!
This looks like such a pretty park. I would love to walk around here. It seems peaceful.
You always find the best parks and trails in the northeast and NY. I love hiking with my husband so I have to try one of these.
I have to put this on my bucket list of parks to check out.
My son attends an academy in New York. The next time I visit him, I will have to visit this island.
I love going on beautiful hikes. This one looks great!
What a beauty..🥰 It seems so great to have a picnic here with your family and just stare at the beauty of nature
It’s great to have some large park areas in cities. Studies have shown that a simple walk in a park reduces stress.
I love such places, similar to some places here in the UK where I love going for long walks with friends.
Such beautiful views of the water. I love visiting areas like that.
My husband spent a lot of time in upstate NY before we got married. He knows Cohoes well. This park look so scenic and beautiful.
This looks like a beautiful place to spend the day! I hope I can visit it next fall.
That looks like a beautiful place to go. I love going to parks with my family. They are always so enjoyable.
What a great place to see! Parks are so peaceful and serene. They are so much fun to go to and just enjoy those slow moments.
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We love exploring hiking trails where we live in Illinois, will have to remember this one for when we’re back East visiting my family!
This looks like a fun and beautiful park. Would love to visit if I ever travel to New York! Definitely on my list of places to visit.
I love any sort of hiking or nature trail. This looks like a place I would love to visit one day. So beautiful!
such a pretty place; will keep in mind for future trips to the area
Now that it’s warm outside, I love to discover new place with my family. Thanks for sharing this park with us!
Sounds like great place to hikes, I will try to visit there when I can sounds like very peaceful place.
I would love to visit this park. New York has some great places to see.
What a lovely oasis in the city. I love lakes.