• Mike on Bull’s Bridge: Dave, I really, really appreciate the kind words here, and am so glad to hear that this trail guide was useful to you. (And thanks for being one of the good guys and paying the fee by picking up the trash of people who really should know better!)
  • Mike on Bull’s Bridge: Jenn, this is really helpful, thank you! I've updated the site's closure page with a link to your comments. Really appreciate it!
  • Mike on Sam’s Point: Hi, Sage! Good news! The parking fee here is $10 per car, not per hiker. (Nearby Mohonk Preserve charges per hiker, but Minnewaska, which encompasses Sam's Point, charges per vehicle.) And I remember those days! I recommend eating Ramen noodles instead of pizza for a night and going hiking on…
  • Mike on Croton Gorge Park: Hello, Lu cheung! Yes, according to the park's website, they are now open seven days a week once again, though they still are likely to fill up on busy weekends. As for the BBQ, I consulted my old pictures to see if I could give you a good answer --…
  • Veronica on Mohonk Mountain House: Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze: Thank you for another fantastic trail guide. My husband and I had a fantastic time getting squeezed today! Just wanted to let you know that it is now $29 a hiker and you have to visit www.mohonk.com/hike before the hike to purchase hiking passes for the day and reserve a…
  • Jenn on Bull’s Bridge: Here are the other options
  • Jenn on Bull’s Bridge: Trailhead closed as of 10/5/2020!
  • Sage on Sam’s Point: Does anyone know what's going on with parking now? Do you pay per car or per person? Looking for a hike with my team but college kids are broke and will effect our ability to go:(
  • Lu cheung on Croton Gorge Park: Hi, is there open on Sunday? And is there allow for bbq? Thank you
  • Mike on Great Swamp: Jenn, thank you so much for the wonderful trip report, all the kind words, the cool photo, and your update on the mosquito situation! (Nice to hear verification from someone else that the mosquitoes are surprisingly not the predominant feature of this hike. ) Here's to many more wonderful adventures…
  • Mike on High Banks Preserve: "Gentle forest therapy" -- I like that phrase! Thanks so much for the kind words and wonderful description, Bec! Here's to many more happy adventures to you and your pooch this fall!
  • Mike on Red Mountain: Glad you had a great day out there, Chris! Please tell your dog that I was kind of fascinated by the cows, too :-)
  • Mike on Bear Hill Preserve: This is really helpful, Wendy! Thanks for confirming, I was wondering if they had re-opened. I'll leave this hike as-is on the "Hudson Valley trail closures and parking restrictions due to COVID-19" page. (I also just added a link from that page to your comment here, so hopefully people will…
  • D. Shen on Mohonk Mountain House: Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze: Love the hudson valley! Brings back great memories.
  • Renee on Mohonk Mountain House: Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze: Looks like an amazing hike!! Can't wait to check it out when i'm in the area. Thanks for such a thorough review.
  • Wendy Suarez on Bear Hill Preserve: In case anyone was wondering, as of today the preserve is still closed.
  • Bec on High Banks Preserve: This hike is great if you don't have all day to be on trail but need some gentle forest therapy to ease your mind. Super easy terrain (I'm used to strenuous hikes) but this was just what I needed today. (My dog was happy, too.) Definitely a great hike for…
  • Chris Oliver on Red Mountain: Nice little gem of a hike. Took it yester 10/9/20 and was not disappointed. I'd categorize it a a gentle hill with some amazing Autumn vistas. And, my (lease at this section) dog was fascinated by the cows.
  • Mike on Croton Gorge Park: Hi, Yana! If you have one of those beefy strollers with all-terrain tires (like a Bob stroller), I think you'd be fine here. I'm trying to remember any spots that would have caused issues with a stroller, and I don't think there are any - the path is like a…
  • Mike on Surprise Lake (via Bearfort Ridge): Jennifer, I've been dreading having to re--write this trail guide to match the new trail updates here, but it wasn't nearly as painful as it would have been without your very helpful comment. Thank you so much! I've just updated the text of the guide with the new blaze colors,…
  • Yana on Croton Gorge Park: Hi Mike, is the hike stroller-friendly? Thanks!!
  • Kourtney Barnes on Frequently Asked Questions: Are you on All Trails? Places there isn't service will not allow me to use this site while hiking.
  • Mike on Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve: So sorry to hear about the problem with the GPS coordinates! I'm curious if the old coordinates correctly routed you onto Croton Heights Road (the driveway for this hike)? The old pin was dropped right on the parking area, and I wonder if the mapping app tried to bring you…
  • Paypar on Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve: Just an FYI, the coordinates to the parking lot are not correct. It takes you to someone's house in a fancy neighborhood. Added 10 more minutes to reach my destination. ‍♀️ Just type the name into Google maps and you get there just fine. Parking was extremely limited at 9am…
  • Shing on Surprise Lake II (via Greenwood Lake overlook): Trail mark "colors "
  • Shing on Surprise Lake II (via Greenwood Lake overlook): Completed this hike last Saturday and your trail guide was amazing!!! Thank you!! There's new trail restoration program going on. Trail mark clouds have changed a bit. After leaving surprise lake shore the orange trail mark has changed into pink now. Wish I could post a pic here to show…
  • Patrick Sibilia on Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve: I gotchyer skyline right here, buddy...nice (short but legit) hike. No crowd midday Friday right after a rain...nice.
  • Emily on Fahnestock: Jordan Pond: I hiked Fahnestock for the first time a couple of months ago and I really highly recommend you revisit and hike the AT all the way to the money shot at the "Lake Overlook" over the Canopus Beach Complex. Start at the Appalachian Trail Southbound Entrance and follow the white…
  • ดาวทีมสเปอร์ส on Overlook Mountain: Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and never seem to get anything done.Thanks
  • Madi on Anthony’s Nose II (via Camp Smith Trail): Hi! Planning on doing Anthony's Nose this weekend! We are car-less, so wondering what is the best way to do this with public transportation? Here's what I want to do, but I'm not sure if it makes sense in reality: Take Metro North from the city to Manitou; walk 1.7miles…
  • ข่าวไอทีใหม่ๆ on Overlook Mountain: Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the issues. It was definitely informative. Your site is very helpful. I also share with my friends .Thanks for sharing!
  • Joe on Breakneck Ridge: Jovan, if you're worried about bring sweaty and stinky in the local restaurants, don't be. Hikers pretty much fuel the economy in Cold Spring and the locals are used to us and now are welcoming us back.
  • Joe on Breakneck Ridge: No. Vibram soles don't grip wet rock very well. This hike is dangerous when wet
  • Evan Thompson on Constitution Marsh & Indian Brook Falls: The parking area on Indian Brook Road near the entrance to Constitution Marsh has been permanently closed with metal guardrail by the Town of Philipstown highway department. There is no parking allowed anywhere on Indian Brook Road except for a small informal lot by the intersection of Route 9D. Many…
  • Becca on Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Considering it is mostly carriage roads, is this route feasible with a hefty jogging stroller? We want to bring our toddler who is too big for a backpack but too little to do the whole loop on foot! Thanks in advance.
  • Olivia on Rand’s View: Wow!! This was such a peaceful and beautiful spot, especially when a lot of trails have been so busy with everyone trying to get outdoors because of Covid. Thoroughly enjoyed the trail with two great views and more solitude than other trails in the area.
  • Olivia on Bear Mountain State Park: Thanks for the great guide and suggestion! We did this today (Saturday morning) arriving around 10 am and had no trouble parking. The lot did seem to be very full on our way out around noon. The trail was EXTREMELY busy and we were passing people pretty much the entire…
  • Allison on Red Hill fire tower: As a local, I have to say I love this write up! Thanks!! Your directions are awesome.
  • Andrey on Constitution Marsh & Indian Brook Falls: Boscobel Parkin is an option.
  • Mike on Constitution Marsh & Indian Brook Falls: Thank you all so much for these helpful comments - I had no idea! I've updated the trail guide above accordingly and put a trail alert on the site's Facebook page. Really appreciate the information, and hope a better situation can be found soon!
  • Chantelle on Constitution Marsh & Indian Brook Falls: Thank you for posting from the CMAC - it's great to hear you're working on something because we're okay to walk the 2.5 miles, but those who aren't somewhere along Indian Brook are really unable to enjoy (and support) the center.
  • Constitution Marsh Audubon Center on Constitution Marsh & Indian Brook Falls: At this time, it looks like we will not have a parking lot for the foreseeable future as the town decided to close the parking lot permanently. The staff at Constitution Marsh is working hard to find a solution for visitors and we hope to have something soon. In the…
  • Chantelle on Constitution Marsh & Indian Brook Falls: Yes, I live near here so we walk from home. I stopped to ask the town crew if it's permanent (it's full on steel and wood railing blocking the entire area so that was my guess) and he said it is. The town shut it down and there are no…
  • 5 Best Hikes In The Hudson Valley, According To A Local Hiking Expert - Apostz on Brace Mountain II (South Taconic trailhead): […] points to Alandar Mountain and Brace Mountain as some of the best Hudson Valley hikes in the Taconic […]
  • Wendy Suarez on Constitution Marsh & Indian Brook Falls: Just an FYI...tried to go here on Tuesday and the parking lot was completely closed off with fencing.
  • melissa on Anthony’s Nose II (via Camp Smith Trail): I don't know if anyone has mentioned this anywhere but there are handy signs pointing you to Anthony's Nose at the top.
  • Bruce Fieggen on Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain: Mike, Loved the honest write-up. You seem like the right person to answer this question: My wife and I like to hike but prefer not to clamber up and down rock quarries where we spend all our time looking at our feet rather than out at the view. Got any…
  • Aga on Rand’s View: Do you know of this hike has been reopened? Thank you