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

Thacher Park North Section Hike on Easter

Thacher State Park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Even as it safeguards six miles of limestone cliff-face, rock-strewn slopes, woodland and open fields, the park provides a marvelous panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains. We will do about 4 miles … Continue reading Thacher Park North Section Hike on Easter

Willow Road Trail, Great Dune Loop #8

We’ll need to explore this 5 mile loop trail in Guilderland. Considered a Moderate hike, it takes an average of 2-3 hrs. to complete. This trail is great for hiking, cross-country skiing, and walking. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Continue reading Willow Road Trail, Great Dune Loop #8

Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

We will have to check out this 4 mile loop trail near Ballston Spa. Considered an easy hike, it takes an average of 1-2 hrs. to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, birding, horseback riding, bike riding, and walking. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Continue reading Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

Bennett Hill Preserve hike

We will hike a 2.5 mile loop along the green, red, and yellow trails of the preserve, which overlooks Clarksville. We will start at an elevation of 740′ and climb to 1140′ for a moderate clime. Views along the way include the surrounding countryside, the Helderbergs, and a narrow outlook at the top of the … Continue reading Bennett Hill Preserve hike

Malta Ecological Nature Park

Explore this 1.00 mile, loop trail near Ballston Spa, New York. It’s an easy walk in the park as they say, you can do a figure 8 and pass by the pond for about 2.8 miles. We noticed there are big expansion plans for the future. For now, it’s an easy trail for cross-country skiing, … Continue reading Malta Ecological Nature Park

Bog Meadow Nature Trail

Check out this two-mile path, great for warm season walks and cold season skiing, is a favorite among nature lovers. There is parking on both ends or go out and back for about 4 miles. Considered an easy trail, it takes less than 2 hours to complete. This is a great all season trail for … Continue reading Bog Meadow Nature Trail