Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station

Huyck Preserve ( is located in the scenic hamlet of Rensselaerville NY and has been connecting people to nature for more than 80 years. Park at the Pond hill Rd. trailhead across from the Eldredge Education building. We will first hike around Myosotis lake. There is a nice waterfall to see. Distance is 4-5 miles … Continue reading Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station

Lunch Rocks/Haw Creek Overlook

This is one to check out soon in NC…. This is a simple out-and-back on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Wooded, shaded, beauty with a lovely view at the mid point. Most of the elevation gain is in the first half, with a super easy downhill return. The trail is very clear with no major hazards. Follow … Continue reading Lunch Rocks/Haw Creek Overlook

Big Pond,North Pond,Jones Hill/ Hoffman Notch Wilderness ,Schroon Lake

Figure this out! Big pond, North Pond, and Jones Hill are all located in the Hoffman Notch wilderness by Schroon lake in the Adirondacks. This particular hike is approximately 9 total miles out and back with 1500 feet of elevation gain. High Point elevation is 1900+ or minus feet at the summit of Jones Hill. … Continue reading Big Pond,North Pond,Jones Hill/ Hoffman Notch Wilderness ,Schroon Lake

Cascade Head

This wild, foggy headland north of Lincoln City won its name because cascades pour off its cliffs into the ocean. The trails to wildflower meadows here also have views of craggy islands, the Salmon River estuary, and a cove of barking sea lions. About the Hike: Three trailheads access the meadow viewpoints on this huge … Continue reading Cascade Head

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

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

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

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