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Hike Mount Beacon

A sensational hike filled with natural beauty, history, ruins, and a fire tower! The 4.4 mile round trip Mount Beacon [640 Wolcott Ave Beacon, NY] should be at the top of your Hudson Valley hiking list this summer. Start your … Continue reading

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Hunter Mountain Fire Tower Hike, Catskills

Hunter Mountain is the second highest peak in the Catskills (our fourth of the 35 over 3500’!), it has a fire tower on the summit, and is a popular ski resort. There are multiple ways to approach this hike, but … Continue reading

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Ferncliff Forest, Rhinebeck Hike

The drive down into the Hudson Valley was quick and before I knew it I was crossing the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. While driving I saw a fire tower peeking out from above the treeline. Yup, that’s where we’re headed, to Ferncliff … Continue reading

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Stissing Mountain, Taconic Hike

Whether you’re a new hiker looking to challenge yourself with a starter mountain, an experienced hiker looking to take a quick jaunt up, or just plain fire tower crazy – Stissing Mountain [Route 82 and Lake Road, Pine Plains – … Continue reading

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Spruce Mountain Fire Tower Hike, Southern Adirondacks

They say opposites attract. I like to go go go, while Jeff wouldn’t mind staying at home sometimes. A lot of times I’ll run us ragged, and he has to step in and tell us to slow down. Well, when … Continue reading

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Grafton Lakes and Moreau State Parks

On two very different days I visited two of my favorite local State Parks. On a cloudy cooler day I went to Grafton Lakes State Park to hike the Dickinson Hill Fire Tower trail. I loved foraging raspberries along the … Continue reading

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White Water Rafting + Hadley Mountain

I had such a fantastic time white water rafting with Adirondack River Outfitters. I purchased a Groupon for two people which included the rafting, a light lunch, and a bbq dinner. We spent four hours with a great tour guide … Continue reading

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