View north from Mount Beacon Fire Tower

Mount Beacon Fire Tower via Casino Trail

The short and very scenic route to Mount Beacon’s Fire Tower.

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Exterior of Saugerties Lighthouse and signposts

Saugerties Lighthouse Trail

The super sweet and very short Saugerties Lighthouse trail is a huge hit with all ages.

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Rips Rock from Winter Clove Inn, amazing scenic views, moderate hike

Rip’s Rock from Winter Clove Inn

The fun hike to Rip’s Rock from Winter Clove Inn leads to one of the key historical Catskills locations — and stunning views.

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broken trail sign on huckleberry loop

Huckleberry Loop, Catskills: a Mile-by-Mile Guide

Is Huckleberry Loop Trail the most beautiful hike in The Catskills? This mile-by-mile guide walks you through it all.

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view from balsam lake fire tower of balsam forest below

Balsam Lake Fire Tower (updated)

Incredible 360° wilderness views make this hike spectacular at any time of year.

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Devils on the Devil’s Path Hiking Trail in the Catskill

Devil’s Path Trail (Ultimate Guide)

Everything you need to know about the Devils Path — one of the most difficult hiking trails in New York State.

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jay mountain ridge in the Adirondacks

Jay Mountain Ridge

Jay Mountain Ridge stands as the most rewarding and memorable hiking experience I had in 2022.

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fall view from jay mountain ridge in the adirondracks

Best Hikes of 2022

These are the best hikes I did in 2022 — 17 amazing day-hikes sorted by level of difficulty.

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catskills red barn and sugarloaf mountain seen in the snow

Sugarloaf in Winter (Safest Route)

A beautiful hike to one of the grandest of Catskills high peaks.

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fire tower shot from below

Catskills Fire Tower Challenge 2023

Everything you need to complete the Catskills Fire Tower Challenge.

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catskills sunrise/sunset view

Burroughs Range Trail Loop

Incredible two-day hike over the highest and finest terrain in The Catskills.

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Jay Mountain summit in the Adirondacks

Jay Mountain

An undulating woods hike to stunning views from multiple lookouts.

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hikers sitting around high falls convervation area waterfall

High Falls Conservation Area

Short, easy hiking trails wind through High Falls Conservation Area to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in New York.

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inspiration point view

Inspiration Point (Catskills)

Inspiration Point in Kaaterskill Clove is one of the top scenic destinations in The Catskills.

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View of Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge at sunset from Anthony’s Nose

Anthony’s Nose from Camp Smith II

This route to the wonderful scenic lookout on Anthony’s Nose is gentler than the classic route from the north.

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acre point view of burnt knob in The Catskills, a snowy mountain winter scene

Acra Point & Batavia Kill Loop with Burnt Knob Lookout

Acra Point & Burnt Knob is one of the most beautiful hikes in The Catskills. Gorgeous trails for miles, plus two amazing lookouts.

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