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We drove 44 55 through the Shawangunk Mountains, stopping to hike at Minnewaska State Park. The drive was windy but relaxing. Great views with lots of pull over areas to get out and stretch and take pics.
Our friends are from the area and well acquainted with these mountains and have done lots of hiking here, but we were just returning to Poughkeepsie from Lake Cayuga and took the route home through the mountains. The road is winding but there are a...More
However try to go on a week day or early in the day on weekends to avoid the crush. The walk to Gertrude's Nose is fantastic, as is the walk to Verkeeder Falls. Many many other incredible, scenic, and not too tough walks. The stroll...More
The Gunks are one of our favorite outdoor climbing areas in the Northeast. The draw is due to the ease of access to many of the routes especially at the Trapps area. The climbing in the area is diverse and challenging for all skill levels....More
Great place to drive up to but once you arrives the walk on the path for 2 pretty good shape seniors, was a tough. The walk is uphill all the way. 2.5 miles to top. Beautiful wooded surroundings. Loose gravel on path sorta a problem...More