HUDSON VALLEY: Teatown Lake

HUDSON VALLEY: Teatown Lake

Went for a fall hike around Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining, NY. The leaves are almost at peak here in the Lower Hudson Valley. Advertisements

HUDSON VALLEY: Bear Mountain

HUDSON VALLEY: Bear Mountain

I recently moved to the Lower Hudson Valley and have just started to explore the area. My first hike in Downstate NY was up Bear Mountain along the Major Welch Trail. I did a section of the Appalachian Trail on the way down.

NORTHEAST: North Country Trail – Fall

NORTHEAST: North Country Trail – Fall

I did another section of the North Country Trail, this time in Hoxie Gorge State Forest near Cortland, NY. It was the beginning of September, so still warm out but the feeling of fall nearing. This section of trail comes out onto Underwood Hill with great views of Central New York.

NORTHEAST: Lake Ontario

NORTHEAST: Lake Ontario

Spent some time on both the eastern shore and southern shore of Lake Ontario. I hiked the 6 mile Lakeview Natural Beach Hike at Southwick Beach State Park and then took some photos around Oswego, NY at Wright’s Landing.

NORTHEAST: North Country Trail – Summer

NORTHEAST: North Country Trail – Summer

Been at home for a few days and trying to get miles in on the North Country Trail. I hiked 6 miles through the southeast section Morgan Hill State Forest and another 5 miles through the northwest section of Deruyter State Forest, both in Central New York.

NORTHEAST: Allegheny National Forest and North Country Trail – Spring

NORTHEAST: Allegheny National Forest and North Country Trail – Spring

Spent Memorial Day Weekend in the Alleghenies visiting a family cabin. We paddled Chapman Lake and the Allegheny River, and I was able to get 10 more miles in on the North Country Trail which travels through Northeast Pennsylvania.

NORTHEAST: Long Beach Island

NORTHEAST: Long Beach Island

Took a spring trip to Long Beach Island on the New Jersey shore. The beach and bay were filled with tons of waterfowl and shorebirds.

NORTHEAST: North Country Trail – Winter

NORTHEAST: North Country Trail – Winter

Working on the North Country Trail Hike 100 Challenge at Morgan Hill State Forest. The NCT crosses many state forests in Central New York, and Morgan Hill is one of the most scenic.

NORTHEAST: Highland Forest and Green Lakes

NORTHEAST: Highland Forest and Green Lakes

Took advantage of this strange winter we’re having – a beautiful morning hike along the North Country Trail in Highland Forest and then went out in the fresh snow two days later at Green Lakes State Park, both southeast of Syracuse.

NORTHEAST: Virgil Mountain and Beaver Lake

NORTHEAST: Virgil Mountain and Beaver Lake

Went for two Christmas hikes in the unseasonably warm 50’s weather – the first up the back side of Greek Peak and then over to Virgil Mountain on the Finger Lakes Trail in Cortland, NY. The second around Beaver Lake in Baldwinsville, NY, where there were thousands of Canada geese.