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Harriman State Park, NY

Lake Nawahunta, Harriman State Park, NY

From Harriman Trails – A Guide and History by William Myles (1991):

Lake Nawahunta was created in 1915 by the construction of a dam across Lewis Brook, a tributary of Queensboro Brook. The land did not belong to the Park then and it was built to be a trout hatchery. It is a small lake, 7-10 feet deep, visible from Seven Lakes Drive just south of the Silvermine Ski area.

… the name Nawahunta is Mohegan for “place of trout”.

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Lake Skenonto, Harriman State Park, NY in Summer

Lake Skenonto in Harriman State Park, NY

is one of a number of lakes in the park we visit, often several times during the year.


Lunch at Lake Skenonto

Harriman Hikers at Lake Skenonto, Harriman State Park, NY

Especially during the Summer, the lakes are nice relaxation during our lunch stop, with a cool breeze coming off the water and the shade of trees to sit under 🙂


Lake Skenonto is a 37 acre, man-made freshwater lake that is generally thought to have been created as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps project during the Great Depression of the 20th Century, but Harriman Trails – A Guide and History states that little is known nowadays about the creation of Lake Skenonto other than that,

the dam (on the southeastern side of the lake – HH) was built in 1934 and that the lake was filled with water by 1936.




 
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Harriman Hikers at Lake Skannatati Overlook 1-2-2011

Our current header photo shows Harriman Hikers at the Lake Skannatati Overlook in Harriman State Park, NY on a snow-covered winter Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 (one week after the East Coast Blizzard of December 2010!) Harriman Hikers passes by the Lake Skannatati Overlook often during the year as it is a short distance from the Lake Skannatati Parking Lot and several hiking trails converge near here.

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Harriman Hikers at Lake Skannatati Overlook 1-2-2011



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  • Harriman Hikers 10-17-2010 Hike

    Ed led the Harriman Hikers on a great hike to Black Mountain in Harriman State Park, NY on a sunny autumn day last Sunday, October 17. A fine time was had by all!
     

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    Vista View of Slivermine Lake, from Black Mountain, Harriman State Park, NY

     

     
    Slideshow: Harriman Hikers 10-17-2010 Hike

     
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    VR Pano: Harriman Hikers at Brien Shelter along the Appalachian Trail in Harriman State Park, NY

     
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    VR Pano: Harriman Hikers on the Kakiat Trail 7-11-2010
     
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    VR Pano: Harriman Hikers at Diamond Mountain Overlook, Harriman State Park, NY June 20, 2010
     
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