Occupational Therapist in the making - Jersey bred - Lover of coffee, beer, great company and the outdoors - Spontaneous and sporadic - always looking for the next adventure.

Nice grounds - close to a ton of hikes

I did this as a fall foliage trip in October with a couple of friends. We set up camp after a full day of hiking mt tammany to sunfish pond followed by dinner in the AT thru hiker town of East Stroudsburg, right over the bridge. The campsite is nicely kept and spaced out enough between sites. It is right on the river and supplies a fire pit. We did not pack food to prepare at the site, so if this is something you want to do I'd bring a table/chairs because not all spaces have a lunch table. If not, the town is within driving distance to go grab something to eat.

Jillian J

about 2 years ago

Loved! Stop in New Paltz after!

This was my first experience at Lake Minnewaska State Park and it did not disappoint. This trail had everything you could want, streams, forest, rocks and elevation, and the views on the open rock faces at Gertrude's nose were amazing. I did this hike late fall/early winter and it was still gorgeous even with barren trees. Afterwards we stopped in the cute town of New Paltz for food and beer and explored the local shops. A great day trip from central jersey.

Jillian J

about 2 years ago

tough but worth it

While camping in Worthington state forest, we stopped at the trail head for Mount Tammany and did the Mt. Tammany to sunfish pond loop. This hike was strenuous but doable, I'd say for an intermediate hiker. The hike up to Mount Tammany didn't take too long but the route to sunfish pond was pretty long, at points we were wondering if we were headed the right direction. We went during october and the foliage around the pond was beautiful. We took a rest there and headed back down the AT to the parking lot we entered on. It was about a 10-11 mile hike.

Great hike

I did this hike solo while on vacation in lake george village. It was a difficult ascent considering it's straight elevation to the top. I got to the summit in good time and left as it began to drizzle. Be careful in rain/wet weather because there are a lot of rock surfaces to scramble which get slippery when wet.

Pet friendly!

My friend and I did this hike on new years day 2017 with our two miniature poodles who fared just fine (even though they were muddy messes by the end). I carried my senior pup up the mountain due to the conditions (icy), but it was a great hike. There were a lot of other people with pups on the trail too. Definitely recommend!