Pine Meadow Lake

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Pine Meadow Lake

77-acre (31 ha) Pine Meadow Lake lies at the end of the most popular hiking trail in Harriman State Park in the US State of New York, the 5.5-mile (8.9 km) Pine Meadow Trail.


The area was inhabited as early as 1724 by Nicholas Conklin, and his descendants had several cabins on the land when the Palisades Interstate Park Commission acquired the land for the Harriman State Park. The dam that created the lake was built by Civilian Conservation Corps labor under William A. Welch of the Park Commission. The lake was built as part of a collection of cabins, roads, a water system and incinerator. Thirty-five camps were planned but most were never built; none exist presently.


  • Myles, William J., Harriman Trails, A Guide and History, The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, New York, N.Y., 1999.

Coordinates: 41°10′34″N 74°07′31″W / 41.1760°N 74.1252°W / 41.1760; -74.1252