Bull Hill / Mount Taurus

Bull Hill (Mount Taurus) Full Loop Hike

Bull Hill (Mount Taurus) Full Loop is a challenging route that’s absolutely packed with views and ruins.

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Vroman’s Nose, Northern Catskills, in the fog

Vroman’s Nose Trail

This short moderate loop over Vroman’s Nose climaxes at a stunning series of outrageously scenic ledges.

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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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Cornish Estate Ruins, Cold Spring, NY

Cornish Estate 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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catskills fall foliage 2022

Catskills & Adirondacks Fall Foliage Reports 2022

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

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