Welch Trail Education Center



Located in Harriman State Park the WTEC offers a beautiful Lakeside setting with rustic cabins, a communal commercial-grade kitchen, and hot showers for after a hard days work!  

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Facilities Include:

  • Large dining hall and meeting space (Includes refrigerators, stove, pots, pans, dishware, and library)
  • Cabins for Service Corps Members (include bed, desk, chair, and shelf)
  • Plenty of tent space
  • Dock and waterfront on Lower Twin Lake
  • Electricity
  • Showers (when water is turned on during the summer season) 
  • Poor/non-existent cell phone service

Getting There

The Welch Trail Education Center is in a gated group camp area of Harriman State Park on the south side of Route 6 between I87 and Palisades Interstate Parkway.

GPS coordinates: 41.315369, -74.079008




Lower Twin Lake

Donations Needed

We are in need of lightly used or new:

  • Refrigerator
  • Plants and Gardening Supplies
Contractors or handy persons:
If you would like to donate your services to help restore the Welch Trail Education Center, your help is most welcome!  We are in need of carpenters and painters, and occasionally electricians and plumbers.  
Financial Contributions:
If you would like to donate financially to the maintenance, repair, or general operation of the facility, please email Nancy Krause at [email protected].