Catskill Mountain Explorer

Overlook Mountain Fire Tower

The hike to the Overlook Mountain Fire Tower is steep, but worth the climb. Pass by hotel ruins before reaching the great views at the fire tower.

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North and South Lake Loop

This loop provides lots of the great views and historical sites the North and South Lake area has to offer. It’s a relatively flat and easy 7-mile loop.

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Catskill Mountain Wild

Jeff not only is an awesome Appalachian Trail thru-hiking partner (and roommate), he’s also a pretty amazing trail guide. He just started Catskill Mountain Wild, in which he does nature tours in the Catskills. Whether you want to hike, camp, fish, or float down the river on a kayak or canoe, he’s your man.

March 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Brio’s Restaurant and Pizzeria

Stop by Brio’s Restaurant and Pizzeria on Main Street in Phoenicia for a quick bite. The make amazing specialty pizzas but also have a huge menu. It’s one of the only spots in town for lunch or dinner on the weekends, but it’s a good one.

March 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Catskill Mountain Storehouse

The Catskill Mountain Storehouse is one of the only outfitters in the area, but they might be the only one you need. Located right on Main Street in Phoenicia, they have all kinds of outdoor gear for sale and even gear rentals.

March 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

Giant Ledges

Though this hike is short, it’s under moderate due to sheer elevation gain. It’s a beautiful and short climb to some great views at the ledges, as well as great camping spots.

March 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Saugerties Lighthouse

The Saugerties Lighthouse is a super easy and quick hike to a beautiful and historic lighthouse. It’s a perfect chance to pack a picnic and learn about the Hudson River.

March 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Leave No Trace

Follow these simple Leave No Trace guidelines to get the most out of your outdoors experience.

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Echo Lake

This 9-mile round trip hike is relatively easy with low elevation gain for a majority of the hike. It ends at a beautiful lake with plenty of camping and fishing options.

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Codfish Point

This 5-mile round trip hike to Codfish Point is one of the more difficult easy hikes just because of the distance. But there’s low elevation gain and lots of shelters along the way. And the view is spectacular.

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

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