Franklin, New York

Top Spots in and near Franklin

  • Hubbardsville, New York

    Paddle The Nine-Mile Swamp

    5.0
    The best place to launch into the Nine-Mile Swamp is along side of Wickwire Road (off from State Route 12) not far beyond the RR Crossing. There is room here for about half a dozen cars. This is a great paddle for the whole family.From the Wickwire Road launch, you will be paddling upstream as yo...
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  • Big Indian, New York

    Hike to Balsam Mountain in the Catskills

    5.4 mi / 2910 ft gain
    Timeline: Weekend, though can easily be done as an overnight trip or just a day hike Summary: Day 1: Hike to camp (0.7 miles, 340' elevation gain) Day 2: Hike to Balsam Mountain and back to camp (4 miles round-trip) Day 3: Relax & hike back to car (0.7 miles) Details: Park the car at McKinle...
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  • Big Indian, New York

    Giant Ledge

    4.5
    2.97 mi / 932 ft gain
    Giant Ledge is a great hike in the Catskills if you are looking for something short, with incredible views, and camping options. There are not many hikes with better views then this in the Catskills, so why not spend as much time as possible up there? There are a few camping spots you can grab wh...
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  • Big Indian, New York

    Hike Giant Ledge

    4.5
    3.74 mi
    The trail starts across the street from the parking area you will see a sign. After a short walk in you will cross a foot bridge. At approximately 0.75 mile you will reach a junction. You will turn left toward Giant Ledge. The next half mile is fairly flat. At 1.5 miles you will reach a spur ...
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Camp at Woodland Valley

    3.0
    If you are looking for a great campground up in the Catskill Mountains of New York then you definitely have to check out Woodland Valley Campgrounds. Located about 2 hours north of New York City, it is the perfect place to go to get off the grid. No service for about 30 minutes in any direction.T...
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Mt. Wittenberg

    4.3
    6.89 mi / 2608 ft gain
    Looking for a great day hike in the Catskill region of NY? Then you should definitely look into and consider tackling Mt. Wittenberg then. A challenging climb up but a very rewarding summit view. Starting at Woodland Valley Campgrounds visitor registration house (where you can pay for parking fo...
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  • Vestal, New York

    Hike the Wetlands Loop, BU Nature Preserve

    4.0
    1.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    Park across from the Nature Preserve Kiosk where you can pay to park ($1 for 30 mins) ask an attendant for directions at the entrance of the university for ease of navigation through campus. The lot is clearly marked however and is titled 'Lot M0'Follow trail markers to hike around the Marsh and ...
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  • Grahamsville, New York

    Peekamoose Blue Hole

    3.8
    NOTE: There is a new permit system in place: Under the new no-cost permit system, visitors to the Blue Hole are required to obtain a permit on weekends and holidays from May 15 through October 15 every year. DEC will issue up to 40 permits per day and each permit allows entry for up to six indivi...
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  • Endwell, New York

    Hike the IBM Glen Preserve

    4.8
    1.7 mi / 400 ft gain
    From the parking lot follow the only trail heading downhill, the yellow trail. At the first and second forks in the trail, stay left remaining on the yellow trail. When you reach the creek, I prefer to trek through the creek on a summer day.However the yellow trial crosses the creek and continues...
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  • Windham, New York

    Backpack the Catskill's Escarpment Trail

    32.4 mi / 8000 ft gain
    The Escarpment Trail runs the length of the Catskill Escarpment. The Escarpment rises steeply from the valley below forming the northeast corner of the Catskill Mountains. It offers great views toward the Adirondack Mountains to the north and the great Hudson River to the east. The trail is moder...
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Guides, Insights and Stories from Franklin

Chasing Fall: A Day in the Catskills

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Pursuit Gear Kit 2018

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Trading the Metro for the Mountains: Pursuit New York 2018

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