Poets’ Walk on the Hudson

Poets’ Walk Park on the Hudson River

An inspiring trail that leads to a large pavilion with impressive views.

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Elon Musk Backcountry T-Mobile Coverage

Is Elon Musk’s Backcountry Satellite Network a Lost Cause?

SpaceX and T-Mobile’s ambitious project to bring connectivity to the backcountry stirs debate among hikers.

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mountain scenic view

How Indian is Indian Head?

Native American communities were forced out of The Catskills by the Indian Removal Act, signed into law in 1830 by President Andrew Jackson.

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slide mountain view

Slide Mountain (Best Route, Updated)

This loop features an easy ascent, great Catskills views, and a beautiful walk-out that passes through varied woods and terrain.

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Steep Ravine / Dipsea / Matt Davis loop hike

Steep Ravine, Dipsea Trail & Matt Davis Loop

The storied Steep Ravine/Dipsea/Matt Davis loop has it all: Redwoods, gorges, chaparral, even the Pacific Ocean.

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cascade’s open rocky summit

Cascade & Porter Hike

This entry-level Adirondack High Peak hike is a great introduction to the rigors of mountain hiking: rough trails, rocky scrambles and incredible views make this short day-hike super rewarding.

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Kaaterskill High Peak hiking trail

Kaaterskill High Peak Hike

The classic Kaaterskill High Peak hike route.

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photo of fire tower at Hadley Mountain

Hadley Mountain Fire Tower

Delightful trails and gorgeous views. Hadley Mountain Fire Tower has a lot you’ll love.

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hiker welcomes dawn daylight savings all year DST

Ditch the Switch: The Case for Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

Our twice-yearly switch between Daylight Saving Time and standard time is disruptive, damaging, and dangerous. It needs to end.

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knoll and mountain from indian head

Indian Head Catskills Hike

Indian Head is my absolute favorite single-mountain hike in the Catskills.

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Lower Great Range in the Adirondacks

Lower Great Range via Weld Trail

One of the great Adirondack challenges.

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Fall Foliage Catskills

Catskills & Adirondacks Fall Foliage Reports 2023

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

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Kaaterskill Falls, Catskills Watarfalls, New York

Kaaterskill Falls Hike (Ultimate Guide)

Everything you need to know about hiking Kaaterskill Falls, the iconic Catskills location.

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Dover Stone Church in Dover Plains, New York

Dover Stone Church

Dover Stone Church is a short, easy, highly-memorable hike — and an absolute delight.

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View of Ausable Lakes from Indian Head in the Adirondacks

Indian Head (Adirondacks)

One of the most beloved and scenic hikes in the Adirondacks.

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Sean Dix Range

Why Turning Around is the Boldest Move

Press on or turn back? This split second decision can be life-altering.

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