The Knoll Open Space

After we hike the little sister headland to Cascade Head, there is a large “hill” north of Lincoln City that is known as “The Knoll.” We will explore the moderate 3-mile loop. We are hoping for those spectacular views of the Pacific coastline. To reach the trailhead, turn north on NE Devils Lake Blvd from … Continue reading The Knoll Open Space

Western Ridge Trail to Overlook Moreau Lake State Park

We hiked this 2-mile out-and-back trail near Corinth, New York. It seemed like an easy hike for a hot summer day, but actually was a moderately challenging one, it took us about 2 hrs to complete. The trail rose along a jeep track from the parking area past some large power lines and quickly ducked … Continue reading Western Ridge Trail to Overlook Moreau Lake State Park

Keleher Preserve New Scotland

Keleher Preserve Gulf Hill Rd · 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

Trout & Salamander Loop Trails

With its rolling emerald expanse and meandering walkway through reedy wetlands and shadowed forest, and, of course, its perpetually inviting playground, you’d be forgiven for imagining the Cashiers Village Green as something out of a storybook. We are always looking for exciting places eat, visit and to hike, this will be a day filled with … Continue reading Trout & Salamander Loop Trails

Courthouse Falls

What a gorgeous hike to Courthouse Falls! It descends into a cove into Pisgah National Forest. The waterfall is about 45 ft. from a narrow chute into a beautiful swimming hole! It’s an easy hike at only 1 mile from the forest service road. Located off NC Highway 215 the trailhead to Courthouse Falls hike … Continue reading Courthouse Falls