Description - Located only 12 miles north of Albany at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, this park offers year-round outdoor enjoyment and scenery while serving as the headquarters for the Bureau of Historic Sites and Bureau of Historic Preservation Field Services.
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Peebles Island State Park
- Peebles Island is located at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers offering spectacular views of the river and its rapids. The rolling and wooded terrain offer a peaceful environment for enjoying the riverside trails. This park is also the headquarters of the Bureau of Historic Sites and Bureau of Historic Preservation Field Services. The staff provides technical services, such as record maintenance, analysis of artifacts, and preparation of publications, exhibits and audio-visual programs for the 35 historic sites maintained by State Parks. The Field Services Bureau assists all New York's municipalities and citizens with National Register of Historic Place listings, investment tax credit and review of all state and federal projects.
Recreation - Peebles Island State Park offers hiking, picnic areas including pavilions and access to fishing waters. Cross-country skiing is enjoyed in winter. The picnic pavilion is handicapped accessible.
Climate - The Pebbles Island State Park area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from 14 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. A slender parcel along the eastern state line receive the heaviest precipitation.
Peebles Island State Park is located 12 miles north of Albany at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. To reach the park from Cohoes, travel to Ontario Street then onto Delaware Avenue.