Peebles Island State Park


European descendants were farming Peebles Island’s rich flood plain soils as early as 1668. On August 17, 1777, Colonial forces retreated south to these islands to prepare for a final stand against the British before their assault on Albany. These included three batteries of cannon behind still extant earthworks with troop entrenchments, a design attributed to Polish engineer Thaddeus Koscuiszko. But the American victory at Saratoga made these defenses unnecessary. Peebles Island is now a state park with extensive hiking trails and several markers to note the island’s history.


P.O. Box 295
Waterford, NY 12188-0295


42.78124200, -73.68452400
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518-237-8643 ext. 3295

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