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

Lake Shore Path Labyrinth Trailhead

HARDEST rock scramble EVER (partially because I haven’t done many 😉 but also because it was hard!)This was an amazing challenge and one I simply cannot believe we completed. Luckily I did not know about it ahead of time! (Yes, I do trust Ron to make plans without details).There were so many rocks and a … Continue reading Lake Shore Path Labyrinth Trailhead

Plotter Kill Preserve

Pam and I went to Plotter Kill Preserve because I had heard there were 3 nice waterfalls. Nice waterfalls was definitely correct and there were six of them! There is basically one trail here that goes around the whole preserve that’s a combination of the Red and Blue trails… There is also a Green trail … Continue reading Plotter Kill Preserve

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

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