August 13, 2012
Harriman State Park
Clip of the Week: Aug. 18, 2012
More than just a riverside attraction, the Harriman property includes a number of historical landmarks and some beautiful still waters protected for bird habitation. Capture by Steve Smede.
State Park lies within an 16,000-acre wildlife refuge in the greater
Yellowstone Ecosystem. Moose, Elk, and Sandhill Cranes are common, as is North
America's largest waterfowl, the Trumpeter Swan. Known as one of the best
fly-fishing streams in the nation, the Henrys Fork meanders for eight miles
through Harriman. Over 20 miles of trails are available for hiking, biking,
horseback riding and cross county skiing.
About 22 miles of
non-motorized trail through meadows, riparian and forest communities offer
exceptional recreational opportunities. Elk and moose are common, trumpeter
swans can be seen nesting on Silver Lake, and the elusive Grizzly bear also
resides in the refuge. BE BEAR AWARE while recreating at Harriman. Pack bear
spray, hike in groups, and use bear bells while mountain biking. Starting June 15,
Dry Ridge Outfitters will be offering trail rides on horseback - check out
www.dryridge.com for more information.
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