Hike the Middleburgh Cliffs

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Distance

2.8 Miles

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
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Stretch your legs on this scenic hike in Middleburgh.

Though this trail is part of the Long Path the section describes starts in a residential neighborhood.  Parking is at a cul-de-sac.  The trail departs to the right, then heads left for a steep ascent above a shale pit.  You will be following aqua-blue blazes.  Continuing to climb at approximately 0.35 miles a lemon squeeze is encountered in the cliff to reach the top.  Just below the lemon squeeze is an eastern cedar tree that has been dated to be about 500 years old, the oldest cedar in New York and maybe the whole Northeast.

Once at the top, the best views of the village, Vroman’s Nose and the Schoharie Valley are captured.  Looking south you will see Vroman's Nose.  Another nice short hike that can be done easily the same day.

Continue north along the cliffs.  A four-way intersection will be reached. At this point you can return the way you came or a woods road to the right leads back down to the cul-de-sac via "The Gorge," making for a short loop hike. The Long Path  follows on the level to the left and continues along the cliffs edge. 

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Distance

2.8 Miles

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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