Harrison has a rich history, but it’s also a great place to visit if you’re looking to do some outdoor activities. Here are the best things to do in Harrison:
Walk the trails in Silver Lake Park
You can also walk the trails in Silver Lake Park, which also stays open 24 hours a day. They’re well-maintained and easy to follow, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost or falling off a cliff. The park’s trails are used by bikers and horseback riders as well as hikers, so it’s a great place to see some of the local wildlife too!
Rent a boat to explore Silver Lake
Rent a boat at Lakeview Marina and explore Silver Lake. Rentals are available for both motorboats and row boats, with prices starting at $25 per hour. You can also rent a canoe for $15 per hour or go fishing from the dock for just $10 per hour. If you want to take your time, there is no rush to finish your trip before sunset (the lake closes at 6 p.m.).
When it comes time to return your rental boat, simply drive up to one of the docks near where you rented it and let them know how much time is left on your rental agreement. They’ll get everything squared away so that when they close up shop at night they know exactly how much money they owe each customer!
Take a swing at Silver Lake Mini Golf
Mini golf has a habit of making people feel like kids again. With 18 holes, Silver Lake Mini Golf is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a fun activity that will make you feel #blessed. The course is open year-round and offers equipment rentals, so golfing can be enjoyed by all ages—from little ones with their first putter down to your grandfather who still owns his trusty clubs from when he was in college.
This mini-golf course has been around since 1991 and continues to be one of the most popular attractions in Harrison County. It features several unique holes: one where you have to swing over water; another where there are two separate greens; and one where you have to hit through three trees! There’s also a gift shop onsite where you can pick up hats, shirts, and other souvenirs from your visit. And if you’d prefer not to use your own set of clubs on this adventure? You can rent them at Silver Lake Mini Golf as well!
Fishing is a great way to relax and get in touch with nature. There are several lakes and ponds that you can fish at in Harrison, including Silver Lake and Hammond Pond. If you prefer freshwater fishing, head over to Westchester County Center or Bear Mountain State Park for some catch-and-release action!
Hike to the top of Bear Mountain
To begin your journey, you’ll need to drive up the mountain. If you’re coming from Manhattan, take Route 9D out of town and keep going until it becomes Route 9D-9W. Once in Highlands, you can either continue on 9W or take a left onto Route 28A following signs for the Catskills Park entrance.
Once inside the park, follow signs for Bear Mountain Trailhead on Rt. 23A/30B until you come across parking lots at both ends of the trail (there’s no harm in driving up both ways). The hike itself is about three miles roundtrip with an elevation gain approaching 1,000 feet.
Plan on spending two hours getting up and an hour coming down if not more depending on how many stops along the way you make (which we highly recommend). On top of Bear Mountain itself lies expansive views over New York City as well as neighboring Harriman State Park which boasts more than 50 miles worth of trails within its borders.
Visit the Trailside Museums & Zoo
The Trailside Museums & Zoo is a great place to take the kids. There are many different exhibits, including animals, dinosaurs, and a farm. The zoo is open from 10 am – 4 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 5 pm on weekends.
Let your children play in the water park at Westchester County Center
The Westchester County Center is a great place to take your children this summer, and you won’t have to leave the county to do it. The indoor water park at the Center is open seasonally, so make sure you check out their website before planning a trip. The water park is geared towards children, but adults are welcome as well! There are lifeguards on duty and there’s an entrance fee for everyone over the age of four years old.
Check out some of the local art at Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
Stop by the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, the largest art museum in Westchester. The museum boasts more than 10,000 works of Japanese art, including pieces from its extensive collection of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings. In addition to the permanent collection, there are also rotating exhibits on view year-round. To escape from your day-to-day troubles for a little while, head over to their tranquil Japanese Stroll Garden—a fountain and pond surrounded by stone walls adorned with lanterns that light up at night!
There’s plenty to do near Harrison, you just have to look.
If you’re looking for more activities in the area, there are plenty of great places to visit. Here is a list of some of our favorites:
- The Custer State Park
- The Crazy Horse Memorial
- Badlands National Park
- Wind Cave National Park
Harrison is a small town with big things to do. From hiking to mini golf, there’s something for everyone in the area. If you are looking for something more relaxing, check out our article on the best places to visit in Westchester County.