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    • Hopewell Junction, New York

      Beaver Pond via Appalachian Trail

      5.0
      3 mi / 400 ft gain
      Beaver Pond is a small body of water created by a dam that was constructed during the days of iron ore mining in the area.  The pond is crystal clear and has a wonderful tree line right on the water.  The best time to visit here is early morning in the fall.  With the leaves changing color they m...
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    • Hopewell Junction, New York

      Lake Canopus Viewpoint

      4.0
      2.07 mi / 148 ft gain
      Its a great place to explore as it has a beautiful calm lake especially in the fall, the reflection of the water and the awesome colors are unbelievable. Its a short hike but you certainly could go further up. Parking is free by the road, hike towards the lake about a mile or so. The sound of bi...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Hudson Highlands Overlook Trail

      3.29 mi / 1017 ft gain
      Hudson Highlands Overlook Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Beacon, New York.
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    • Beacon, New York

      Hike Fishkill Ridge

      Fishkill Ridge is a strenuous but rewarding hike, and one of the less known areas in the Hudson Valley. The parking area is at the very end of Sunnyside Road in Beacon, along with the information board at the trailhead. The red trail leaves the lot and will take you up to the first peak on the ri...
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    • Cold Spring, New York

      Hike the Perkins/Fahnestock/Charcoal Burners Trail Loop

      7.5 mi / 800 ft gain
      This is one of my favorite hikes in the Clarence Fahnestock State Park. A real mixed bag but mostly very enjoyable. The trail starts at the Charcoal Burners Trailhead Route 301. There is only road side parking on a soft shoulder, both sides of the road.  After a short walk into the forest, you re...
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    • Carmel Hamlet, New York

      Ninham Mountain Fire Tower

      5.0
      1.23 mi / 367 ft gain
      This is more of a stroll than a hike, which is nice because you can add it to another hike in the same day if you're in the area. From the dirt parking lot take the trail off to the right. Just stay straight and in about 15 minutes you'll see a huge fire tower (hard to miss). Feel free to climb a...
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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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    • 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

      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

      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

      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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    • 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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    • 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

      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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    • 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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    Camping and Lodging in Hopewell Junction

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

    New York City North / Newburgh KOA Holiday

    Bear Mountain Inn
    Tomkins Cove, New York

    Bear Mountain Inn

    From $109 / night

    Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area
    Naugatuck, Connecticut

    Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area

    Northfield Brook Lake Group Shelters
    Thomaston, Connecticut

    Northfield Brook Lake Group Shelters

    Getaway Catskills West
    Catskill, New York

    Getaway Catskills West

    From $209 / night

    Getaway Catskills East
    Catskill, New York

    Getaway Catskills East

    From $209 / night

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Hopewell Junction

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

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

    Sara Sheehy

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

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

    The Outbound Collective

    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

    Pursuit Gear Kit 2018

    Pursuit Gear Kit 2018

    Pursuit Series