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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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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Brook with chasm-like walls

Secret Hike: Waterfall Superhighway

A stunning Catskills “canyon” dotted with multiple gorgeous waterfalls.

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lions head summit marker in taconics

Lion’s Head

The Lion’s Head Trail in Salisbury, CT, is a delightful short hike with great views that you can actually fit into your day.

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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 via Camp Smith Trail

This route to the lookout on Anthony’s Nose is gentler than the classic route from the north.

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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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vernooy falls waterfall

Vernooy Falls Trail: Waterfalls & Mill Ruins

The delightful Vernooy Falls hiking trail leads to one of the funnest spots in The Catskills.

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iced-up Bash Bish Falls and pool

Bash Bish Falls

An easy walk leads to a spectacular payoff: Bash Bish Falls — Massachusetts’ highest waterfall.

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scenic view

Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail

This super-scenic loop hike is so easy and so enjoyable.

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scenic Mountain View

Plateau & Daley Ridge Lookout

This is the quickest route to Plateau Mountain’s summit. A side-hike down Daley Ridge brings you to a second amazing scenic lookout.

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Shavertown Trail / Tremperskill Overlook in the Catskills

Shavertown Trail

The Shavertown Trail offers a steep hike to a wonderful lookout, with a break in the middle at a sweet pond with its own view.

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scenic view of mountains

Big Crow

A very short hike with a very big pay-off.

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