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16 Reasons to Hike Huckleberry Loop

Is Huckleberry Loop the most beautiful hike in The Catskills?

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Where to See the Best Catskills Fall Foliage in 2022

Looking for up-to-date information on Catskills fall foliage? The best place is right here, direct from the Catskills.

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Seymour Mountain Trail

Even in lousy conditions, the long, difficult hike to Seymour Mountain in the Seward Range is super rewarding.

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When Does Hiking Season End in the Catskills?

Learn how to extend your hiking into the most spectacular season of all!

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How Cold is Too Cold to Hike?

Here are 6 things you need to think about: weather, comfort, safety, frostbite, hypothermia, and gear.

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KÜHL Hiking Pants (Review)

KÜHL kindly sent me two pairs of winter hiking pants to review. They‘re so good.

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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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This is How You Make Delicious Chaga Tea

Chaga tea offers many health benefits. This is how you make it. Two methods.

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Best Catskills Fall Foliage Hikes

When the fall foliage hits, the Catskills offer a true golden spectacle. Here are a the most popular Catskills hikes to view the autumn extravaganza.

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Scenic Mountain View from Indian Head Overlook

The Sketchiest Hike in the Catskills

This is the sketchiest hike I’ve done in The Catskills — and the most fun

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Red Hill Fire Tower from Denning

This new route to Red Hill Fire Tower is a little longer and tougher than the classic route, but so much sweeter.

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scenic sunset view from Pakatakan Mountain

18 Amazing Western Catskills Hikes

Some of the best day hikes are only a few hours from New York City. The Western Catskills have it all!

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Poet’s Ledge

This route to Poet’s Ledge on Kaaterskill High peak is very steep but very rewarding.

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How to Shorten Your Reservoir Hose

This is a great 2-minute project. Shorten your reservoir hose and enjoy every future hike that little bit more.

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Nun-Da-Ga-O Ridge Loop

The Nun-Da-Ga-O ridge is as magical as it is tough. Do not let these easy-sounding mileage and elevation stats trick you!

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Hike Your Dog Safely in the Summer Heat

From springtime on, heat indices can regularly blow past safe limits for our canine companions. Here’s how to keep your pooch cool and safe on the trail this season.

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