Cornish Estate Ruins, Cold Spring, NY

Cornish Estate / Northgate Ruins

Comprehensive guide to the main ruins and more…

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Stissing Mountain seen from a distance at sunset

Stissing Mountain Fire Tower (Classic Trail)

A short, sharp huffer-hike to a very tall fire tower with amazing views of the Catskills and Taconics.

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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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The summit of Croagh Patrick seen from its main hiking trail

Croagh Patrick: Hiking Trail Guide

One of the most scenic hikes in Ireland.

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two waterfalls side by side

Diamond Notch Falls via Spruceton

A short, easy mountain hike to a true Catskills gem: Diamond Notch Falls.

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sunset rock in the taconics, covered in snow and seen at sunset

Sunset Rock Trail (Taconics)

A short rugged, riparian hike to Sunset Rock, a stunning Taconic scenic spot.

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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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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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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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Stone thrones made of quarried bluestone

Dibbles Quarry & Beyond (Ultimate Guide)

A short, easy hike to the very memorable Dibbles Quarry in one of The Catskills’ loveliest notches.

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rocks and roots on baxter mountain

Baxter Mountain Trail

Baxter Mountain Trail in the Adirondacks is on of the sweetest trails in Keene Valley. Baxter is also one of the most hike-able and scenic peaks in the area.

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Kaaterskill Falls Fall Foliage 2022

Catskills Fall Foliage Report

The best Catskills Fall Foliage Report because it’s direct from the Catskills!

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large glacial boulders and trail signage in forest pointing to Rooster Comb

Rooster Comb

The trail to Rooster Comb in the Adirondacks is relentlessly uphill but also quite short. Enjoy 3 fantastic lookouts, each more stunning that the last.

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master map graphic

Geo-Map of Trail Guides

This master geo-map lists my trail guides visually.

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Adirondacks fall foliage valley scene Jay Mountain

6 Incredible Fall Foliage Hikes in the Adirondacks

When that Adirondack fall foliage hits, you don’t want to miss it. Here’s a selection of incredible hikes to view the ADK extravaganza.

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Ashokan Rail Trail scenic water view

5 Best Hiking Trails Near Woodstock

Here are the best hiking trails near Woodstock, New York. All kid-friendly so the whole family can enjoy a deep nature excursion.

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