Hike reports listed below are from hikes done in the summer.
An absolutely delightful hike from Colgate Lake, around Lake Capra, and along Stoppel Point’s beautiful and scenic escarpment ridge.
The terrain is the star on this mostly moderate hike over Schunemunk’s two ridges. This long, challenging route includes the base of Moodna Viaduct, The Megaliths, and excellent views.
For planning, prepping and execution, here are the 9 key differences between hiking the Catskills and Adirondacks high peaks.
A very short hike with a very big pay-off.
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These easy kid-friendly Catskills hikes have so much to offer your family.
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Take a leisurely nature stroll (or cycle) along the scenic Ashokan Rail Trail, a premier Catskills destination.
This three-tiered best bug spray system keeps me (mostly!) bite free in New York’s backcountry every season
Have you ever turned around on a hike for any reason? Hike safely. Always listen to your gut.
Here are three great reasons to always walk directly down the middle of every trail, and especially through any mud puddles or water you find on the trail.
A very short and very fun hike to one of the most popular Adirondack waterfall destinations.
Giant Mountain is one of the most popular peaks in the Adirondacks. This route offers a super fun climb and a super scenic descent.
Want a deep Catskills experience without the angst of a rigorous mountain hike? These are the hikes for you.
The ten essentials is a list of items you should carry on every trip into the backcountry. This essential gear can keep you safe and on track. In an emergency, it might save your life.
If you’re looking for a new pair of hiking boots, this list of hiking boot brands and models will get you started with great recommendations.
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