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    • Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

      Hike the Stillman - Bluebird Loop

      5.4 mi / 1200 ft gain
      This loop hike starts at the northern trailhead of the park where the Stillman Trail begins.  The parking area has enough space for only 6 or 7 cars.  Start off on a wide maintained carriage road.  After about a half mile, the Stillman Trail (yellow markers) breaks of to the left.  However, stay ...
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    • Cornwall, New York

      Hike the North Point Loop

      6.5 mi / 1400 ft gain
      There is three different trailheads to access the North Point Loop.  I chose the trailhead that would give me the longest hike.  That would be the Butter Hill parking area on Route 9W north.  From the parking lot, start on the connector trail designated with white markers.  Follow this for about ...
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    • Cornwall, New York

      Storm King Mountain Loop

      4.5
      2.44 mi / 400 ft gain
      This is an easy, yet very rewarding hike with a lot of viewpoints on the way up. Technically you scale up two mountains, Butter Hill and Storm King, but most people just describe it as Storm King Mountain. This is a great hike for families with younger kids, those who don't have much time but wan...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Sunset Point - South Beacon Mountain Loop

      4.0
      8.92 mi / 2470 ft gain
      This loop hike form the Notch Trail northern trailhead on Route 9D.  There is enough parking at this trailhead for about 5-6 cars.  The Notch Trail is identified with blue trail markers.  It is well maintained and plenty of markers to guide your way.  This is important because there are m...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Sugarloaf Mountain via Wilkinson Memorial Trail

      5.0
      2.15 mi / 820 ft gain
      Trail is currently closed. Get updates at parks.ny.gov.  Sugarloaf Mountain is part of the Hudson Highlands State Park, along with Breakneck Ridge, Bull Hill, and Mt Beacon. Though the views are just as impressive as its sister trails, it is never as crowded and it's one of my favorite spots in ...
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    • Cold Spring, New York

      Sugarloaf Mountain and Breakneck Ridge Loop

      4.7
      4.33 mi / 1562 ft gain
      The Breakneck Ridge to Sugar Loaf Loop gives rise to various bypasses that offer hikers moderate to advanced terrain and multiple rock scrambles. The loop entails a total elevation gain of 1,670 feet and a total distance of 5.5 miles. The start of the trail begins at the (white blazes) at the no...
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    • Cold Spring, New York

      Breakneck Ridge Loop

      5.0
      5.91 mi / 1526 ft gain
      This short but steep loop hike in Hudson Highlands State Park offers multiple panoramic views of the Hudson River along the way. Please note that only experienced hikers should attempt this route – although the hike seems short, the elevation gain and steep rocky scrambles offer serious technical...
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    • Cold Spring, New York

      Hike the Washburn/Nelsonville/Undercliff Loop

      7.2 mi / 2000 ft gain
      This is a difficult loop hike that has several different starting points.  I chose to start at the Washburn Trail Head, which is the lowest starting point you can select.  Nearly on the Hudson River, the trail ascends immediately along a well maintained road designated by white disc markers.  Aft...
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    • Cold Spring, New York

      Hike the Cornish/Brook/Notch/Washburn/Undercliff Loop

      8 mi / 1500 ft gain
      This loop is a great option to avoid crowds on the west side of the Washburn trail.  Start at the same trailhead for the Washburn Trail.  The Cornish Trail is on the left and there is an obvious sign at the trail split a few feet from the parking area.  The Cornish Trail is an old road from about...
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    • Cold Spring, New York

      Mt. Taurus (Bull Hill)

      4.5
      3.52 mi / 1375 ft gain
      Mt. Taurus (or Bull Hill) is a short, family and dog friendly, hike just outside the town of Cold Spring, easily accessible by car or taking the train into town. It snakes along the edge of an old quarry that is just now being retaken by nature and provides lookouts towards the Hudson, other near...
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    • Cold Spring, New York

      Kayak the Hudson River in Cold Spring

      North of New York City by 90 minutes lies the town of Cold Spring in the Hudson Valley. Cold Spring has a hometown quality with a Main Street, a firehouse, and art galleries of local artists. Despite its proximity to NYC, locals maintain a slower pace and enjoy many outdoor activities. Just a sho...
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    • New Windsor, New York

      Hike Jessup/West Ridge Loop via the Sweet Clover Trail

      10 mi / 1700 ft gain
      Schunnemunk Mountain State Park is one of my favorite parks.  It offers many trails and possibilities for different loops.  The attraction of Schunnemunk Mountain is the long double ridges running parallel to each other and amazing views in all directions.This hike starts at the Taylor Road parki...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Explore Long Dock and Dennings Point Parks

      4.0
      Long Dock and Dennings Point are two of the most popular parks in Beacon, that just so happen to be connected by a train track turned trail. Plenty of parking is available at Long Dock, and its a perfect spot to picnic, launch your kayak into the Hudson, or cast your line hoping to reel in the bi...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Mt. Beacon Fire Tower

      4.8
      3.83 mi / 1332 ft gain
      Mount Beacon is a very popular trail along the Hudson River, and for good reason. It offers a good workout, fantastic views for both sunrise and sunset (and of course the time in between), a recently rebuilt fire tower, and all with incredibly easy access right on the edge of a lively town. The ...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Malouf's Mountain Camp on Mt. Beacon

      7.02 mi / 2087 ft gain
      Starting in the quaint town of Beacon there are a couple of options for hikes of varying difficulty. From the station the walk is about 1.5 miles to the trail heads, alternatively if you choose to stay the night at Malouf's Mountain Sunset Campground you can arrange for the host to meet you, take...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Hike the Scofield Ridge Loop

      7.5 mi / 1850 ft gain
      There are some great view points along this route.  Start from the Mount Beacon Park trailhead parking area.  This leads to the Casino Trail (red markers).  The trail climbs steeply to some old ruins of a casino.  Most of what remains is only the brick structure housing the mechanics for a trolle...
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    Camping and Lodging in Cornwall-on-Hudson

    Bear Mountain Inn
    Tomkins Cove, New York

    Bear Mountain Inn

    From $109 / night

    New York City North / Newburgh KOA Holiday
    Wallkill, New York

    New York City North / Newburgh KOA Holiday

    Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area
    Naugatuck, Connecticut

    Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Cornwall-on-Hudson

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    5 Reasons to Plan a Summer Getaway to Bear Mountain, New York

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    Escape the Bustle of New York City with a Weekend at Bear Mountain

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    Earth Day 2020 Goes Online: How to Get Involved

    Earth Day 2020 Goes Online: How to Get Involved

    Jonathan Stull

    Chasing Fall: A Day in the Catskills

    Chasing Fall: A Day in the Catskills

    Jack Tumen