Falling Waters Preserve, Hudson River

Falling Waters Preserve

Head to Falling Waters Preserve for a delightful stroll that’s all about the simple joys of being outside.

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pre-dawn mountain ridges

Overlook Mountain Trail

You can hike up Overlook Mountain’s easy trail in about an hour. The fire tower at the end of this short trail is positioned to give one of the most dramatic views in the Catskills.

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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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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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Muir Woods National Monument boardwalk

Muir Woods National Monument

Step into a realm where the tallest trees on Earth reach for the sky.

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Giant Ledge in the Catskills

Giant Ledge (Ultimate Guide)

Everything you need to know about one of the Hudson Valley’s best hikes.

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Israel Wittman Sanctuary, Woodstock, New York

Israel Wittman Sanctuary Trails Guide (Updated)

Newly expanded with the addition of Loop C, this sanctuary secures its place as a forever favorite.

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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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Hiker at Ashokan Quarry Trail

6 Easy Catskills Hikes

Want a deep Catskills experience without the angst of a rigorous mountain hike? These are the hikes for you.

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Halls Mills Covered Bridge in the snow

Halls Mills Covered Bridge

One of the finest covered bridges in New York.

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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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High Falls Conservation Area

What is Soft Hiking?

A refreshing perspective on outdoor experiences, emphasizing mindfulness, accessibility, and personal enjoyment.

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quarry pool

Secret Hike: Mega Mounds & Shadow Pool

This short, strange hike leads through one of the largest quarries in The Catskills.

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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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