Keleher Preserve New Scotland

Keleher Preserve Gulf Hill Rd ยท Voorheesville, NY We ended up hiking just over 4 miles through the woods and old forest. It took us about 2 hours. The elevation gain was an easy 450 feet or so. It was a pleasant stroll to a small overlook in an amazing old growth forest. On the … Continue reading Keleher Preserve New Scotland

The Spring Run Trail

Between downtown Saratoga and Exit 15 of the Adirondack Northway lies the Spring Run Trail, a 1-mile, off-road trail that follows an old Victorian-era railroad bed. This paved and handicapped accessible path is open year round for walkers, runners, bicyclists, and birders, and it offers spectacular views of woods, wetlands, and the Spring Run waterway. … Continue reading The Spring Run Trail

Ancient Forest Trail at George Landis Arboretum

Within Landis Arboretum are 30 acres of old-growth forest whose trees range from 150-300 years old. The Ancient Forest Trail is home to many white and red oaks, yellow birch, sugar maple, eastern hemlock, American beech, black birch, hop hornbeam, American basswood, bitternut hickory, and paper birch. The oldest trees along this trail are eastern … Continue reading Ancient Forest Trail at George Landis Arboretum

Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower

Hurricane Mountain is part of the ADK Fire Tower Challenge that we would like to complete. The kindest trail to the top of Hurricane Mountain starts at Crow Clearing off O’Toole Road and rises just over 1500 feet in three and a half miles or so. The first mile is mostly flat and passes near … Continue reading Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower

Normanskill Ravines Park Hike

The Town of Bethlehem is creating anew, 147-acre natural park to open a gorgeous landscape of forests, ravines, floodplains, and Normans Kill shoreline to the public. It’s relatively short with a few steep sections for a 3-4 mile hike. Continue reading Normanskill Ravines Park Hike

Good Luck Lake and Cliffs

An easy 3 mile round trip hike at Ferris Lake Wild Forest just off of Route 10 south of Piseco Lake in the Town of Arietta in Hamilton County that includes some options. The hike leads to a cool campsite on Good Luck Lake. After checking out the camp site, we took a short (but … Continue reading Good Luck Lake and Cliffs

Vroman’s Nose Loop Trail

Easy 3 mile loop hike with spectacular views from many rock ledges on the top of steep cliffs. The main trailhead for Vroman’s Nose is a large grassy parking area off West Middleburgh Road. There is a sign for the parking area.From the parking area, follow the old woods road toward the right and immediately … Continue reading Vroman’s Nose Loop Trail

Pharaoh Mountain Trail

I want to try this 11.0-mile out-and-back trail near Schroon, New York. It should take about 4-5 hrs to complete. Start at the Crane Pond Road Trailhead. This is a nice trail, moderate for most of the hike, but does get very steep toward the summit. A short climb up a nice mountain in the … Continue reading Pharaoh Mountain Trail

Escarpment trail at Thacher Park from Glen Doone pavilion

Thinking about going back to Thacher Park one day… Escarpment walk with beautiful views! The Thacher Park Glen Doone area is located on Rt 157 just over 2 miles north of the intersection of Rte 157 and Rte 85 in the town of New Scotland. Moderately level terrain – this part of the escarpment trail … Continue reading Escarpment trail at Thacher Park from Glen Doone pavilion

Palenville Overlook and Indian Head

It’s an hour drive. We will plan to hike 4.4 miles on well-maintained trails through woods and forest with a total elevation gain of 1,100 feet. Hike should last about 3.5 hours. I hear there are a few nice overlooks with a view of the Hudson Valley and Hudson River. we will bring water, snacks, … Continue reading Palenville Overlook and Indian Head