Schenectady, New York

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  • Schenectady, New York

    Hike the Lisha Kill Preserve Loop

    5.0
    2.3 mi / 324 ft gain
    This 2.3 mile loop trail is lightly trafficked and great for all skill levels. Starting out the trail register, you will see signs from The Nature Conservancy which manages the preserve. Descending down a hill with lots of exposed tree roots, you will then cross over the meandering Lisha Kill and...
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Hike Plotter Kill Preserve

    4.3
    5.5 mi / 820 ft gain
    There are a few entries into the preserve' however, this hike has you entering off of Mariaville Road. There is a kiosk here and you will enter on the Red trail. Shortly after you can go out and back on the Blue trail to view the Upper and Lower Falls from lookouts above. Once back to the Red t...
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  • Albany, New York

    Blueberry Hill West Red and Yellow Trail

    1.37 mi / 52 ft gain
    Blueberry Hill West Red and Yellow Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Albany, New York.
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  • Albany, New York

    Blueberry Hill East

    1.73 mi / 59 ft gain
    Blueberry Hill East is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Albany, New York.
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  • Altamont, New York

    Hike through the Wolf Creek Falls Preserve

    3.0
    3 mi / 200 ft gain
    Over 3 miles of trails provide access to all parts of the preserve, and end up winding through mixed terrain including a wetland, waterfalls, and old stone walls. The property crosses the Bozenkill Road at two points on either side of private parcels (with beautiful homes), so be vigilant there; ...
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  • Cohoes, New York

    Capture a Sunset at the Colonie Town Park

    5.0
    Not all adventures have to involve scaling crazy-steep mountains or paddling down intense white-water rapids. Some of the best adventures are the relaxing and mellow ones right in our backyards. When I cannot get into the woods every day, I go to the Colonie Town Park, just 10 minutes from my hou...
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  • Voorheesville, New York

    Hike the Indian Ladder Trail

    4.5
    3.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    There are many parking areas within the park. Park at the overlook parking. From here you head west following the wood fence. This is the Cliff Top trail. Approximately after walking 0.5 miles you will reach the stairs that will lead you to the base of the cliffs. This marks the start of the...
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  • Voorheesville, New York

    Hike the Keleher Preserve Loop

    2.0
    3 mi / 1636 ft gain
    The historic preserve is operated by the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, so trails are clearly marked and extremely well maintained. There are features of the original farm that the land was used for from the 18th Century, including hand-thrown stone walls and an old logging road that cuts throug...
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  • Cropseyville, New York

    Hike Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

    4.5
    3 mi / 200 ft gain
    Once you drive onto N. Long Pond Road you will follow it appproximately 1.5 miles to the end. From the parking you can take the short walk back on the road to the start of the trail. The trail is actually a rough Fire Tower Road. You will follow this for about 1.3 miles. Here you will see a se...
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  • Gloversville, New York

    Drive the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway

    3.0
    This scenic byway starts in Fonda, NY and travels along Route 30 to Malone, NY.  The area described and pictured here is a 65 mile stretch from Mayfield to Indian Lake. Starting in Mayfield you will head north driving past the Great Sacandaga Lake. Continuing through the town of Hope  you will dr...
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  • East Nassau, New York

    Kinderhook Creek

    5.0
    1.62 mi / 308 ft gain
    Kinderhook Creek is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Stephentown, New York.
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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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  • Caroga Lake, New York

    Kane Mountain Fire Tower

    4.2
    2.1 mi / 518 ft gain
    The Kane Mountain fire tower is one of the more frequented Adirondack towers due to the ease of the trail and its proximity to so many Caroga Lake camping areas. The short hike is family friendly and available year round, part of the trail doubles as a cross country skiing trail in fact. Driving...
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  • Hadley, New York

    Hike the Adirondack's Hadley Mountain

    5.0
    3.6 mi / 1545 ft gain
    Hadley Mountain historically has faced its share of forest fires. The fires left thin soil, leading to more exposed rock on this fairly quick, scenic hike. Due to the rockiness, when you're thinking about heading out for this hike, be sure to grab a sturdy pair of hiking boots or at least your st...
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  • Williamstown, Massachusetts

    Hike Mt. Greylock via Money Brook Trail

    9.7 mi / 3034 ft gain
    Park in the parking lot on Hopper Rd. Walk to the end of the road where you will find the Hopper Trailhead. Take the right fork. The Money Brook trail will take you to a waterfall, the Mt. Greylock summit, and back to the end of Hopper Rd. The trail is long but worth the hike, exploring parts of ...
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  • Williamstown, Massachusetts

    Hike the March Cataract Falls Trail

    4.0
    2.2 mi / 511 ft gain
    Park at the Junction of Sperry Rd and Rockwell Rd. To get to the trailhead, hike along Sperry Road for about 30 minutes. (Not to the end of the road, see map below.) Then hike along the March Cataract Trail, an out-and-back. You can bring dogs on leash. The trail is short but steep in some parts ...
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Camping and Lodging in Schenectady

Lake George / Saratoga KOA Journey
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Lake George / Saratoga KOA Journey

Getaway Catskills East
Catskill, New York

Getaway Catskills East

From $209 / night

Getaway Catskills West
Catskill, New York

Getaway Catskills West

From $209 / night

Cooperstown  KOA Journey
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Cooperstown KOA Journey

Guides, Insights and Stories from Schenectady

Pursuit Gear Kit 2018

Pursuit Gear Kit 2018

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