Haystack Mt -Pawlet VT. & Breakfast

We will start off with breakfast at Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House in Granville (Whitehall address: 1208 Hatch Hill Rd, Whitehall, NY.) It’s pancakes, waffles, french toast with pure maple syrup. They also have eggs. Menu online. Then it’s a short (15-20 min.) drive over to Haystack Mt. in Pawlet, VT to work it off. This … Continue reading Haystack Mt -Pawlet VT. & Breakfast

Albany Pine Bush Preserve White, Red, Blue & Yellow

Let’s start at the Kaikout Kill Barrens on the white trail .7 towards a diverse forest of pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, and native prairies adorning rolling sand dunes including the Great Dune on the Red Trail 1.8. We will take it counterclockwise to the Blue Trail 1.4 staying on the blue trail until the yellow … Continue reading Albany Pine Bush Preserve White, Red, Blue & Yellow

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Purple Trail

Let’s follow the Purple trail through the woods, over 2 bridges across the Hunger Kill and two road crossings to DiCaprio Park. The trail continues along the perimeter of various athletic fields to the DiCaprio Park Trailhead #11 where we will retrace our steps back to our car for a 3.7 mile in and out … Continue reading Albany Pine Bush Preserve Purple Trail

Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station

Huyck Preserve (http://www.huyckpreserve.org) 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