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Appalachian Trail: NY 17 to Palisades Parkway

Navigate the infamous lemon squeezer, a pinched corridor tucked between mammoth-sized boulders, on this 11-mile route peppered young hardwoods and old iron mines in Harriman State Park.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Fingerboard Shelter; sleeps 8. William Brien Memorial Shelter; sleeps 8.

To Trailhead

Start: From Harriman, NY, head south on NY 17. Go 3 miles to parking. End: From Bear Mountain, NY, head northwest on US 202 for .4 mile. At traffic circle, take Palisades Interstate Pkwy./US 6 W (toward New Jersey). In 3.4 miles, take exit 17 for parking at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area. Note: Walk south .8 mile to reach the AT.

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