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 All Cragsmoor Listings

 Cragsmoor Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching

12420, Preserve, National Natural Landmark, Cragsmoor, NY 12420, Shawangunk Mountains, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Verkeerder Kill Falls, Things to Do, Bird Watching, Camping, Hiking, Ice Caves, Scenic Views, Winter Activities, Snowshoeing | Ulster Sam's Point Preserve

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  Sam's Point Preserve, a National Natural Landmark, 5,400-acres in size, is located at 400 Sam's Point Road, Cragsmoor, NY 12420 in Ulster County. It is on the highest section of the Shawangunk Mountains, at the most southerly section of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Sam's Point Preserve | Ulster  website and more . . .
 All Esopus Listings

 Esopus Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching

suspension bridge, spectacular Hudson River views, hiking trails, Things to Do, Birdwatching, Cross county skiing & snowshoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking, Scenic views, farms in Ulster, restaurants in Ulster County | Ulster Black Creek Preserve "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Black Creek Preserve
Esopus, Ulster County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

This 130-acre park features a dramatic suspension bridge, spectacular Hudson River views and offers hiking trails that wind among vernal pools. Black Creek Preserve  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Ulster  website and more . . .

Things to Do, Bird Watching for Bald Eagles, Cross county skiing & snowshoeing, Fishing in Esopus Island, Hiking and walking trails, Nature hikes and Nature Study, Kayaking & Canoeing, Picnicking,  Esopus Lighthouse, birding, hiking, nature study, | Ulster Esopus Meadows Preserve "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Esopus Meadows Preserve
Town of Esopus, Ulster County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

The Esopus Meadows Preserve is located in the Town of Esopus, along the Hudson River, south of Kingston, in northeastern Ulster County, New York State. This 93-acre preserve is owned and managed by Scenic Hudson. Esopus Meadows Preserve  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Ulster  website and more . . .

hiking, hunting, great place for children, nature study, mountain biking, Things to Do, Birding, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, day of hiking, local farms in the Hudson Valley, restaurants in Ulster New York, Hudson River Valley | Ulster Shaupeneak Ridge "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Shaupeneak Ridge
Esopus, Ulster County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Esopus, Ulster County (790 acres)—Located on the slopes and top of Shaupeneak Ridge, part of the Marlboro Mountains, the preserve offers a cornucopia of treats for nature lovers — wildflower-filled grasslands, woods, a waterfall and pond, stunning rock formations and an abundance of wildlife, including beaver, deer, coyotes and turkeys. Just as impressive are the vistas, stretching to the Hudson River and, once the leaves have fallen, the Catskill Mountains. (Scenic Hudson has protected farmland at the base of Shaupeneak Ridge to ensure pastoral views from the preserve remain unspoiled.) This splendor, combined with the rugged terrain, has made Shaupeneak Ridge one of the region's prime mountain-biking destinations. The preserve also is the site of Scenic Hudson's annual Spring Sprint 5K Trail Race. At whatever speed you enjoy the trails, you'll be amply rewarded." Shaupeneak Ridge  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Ulster  website and more . . .
 All Highland Listings

 Highland Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching

Things to Do at Franny Reese State Park, Biking Trails, Bird Watching, Picnicking, Scenic Hudson Valley, Walking trails, Winter Activities, Cross county skiing, snoeshoeing, Walkway Over The Hudson, Franny Reese Park, restaurants in Ulster County | Ulster Franny Reese State Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Franny Reese State Park
Macks Lane
Highland, NY 12528
Ulster County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Scenic Hudson initially protected (and continues to manage) this stunning landscape, now owned by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and named in memory of Frances "Franny" Reese (1917-2003), Scenic Hudson's guiding spirit. Its 2.5 miles of trails follow in part an historic carriage road that passes the ruins of a 19th-century estate, while an overlook affords superb views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and the City of Poughkeepsie." Franny Reese State Park  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Ulster  website and more . . .
 All Kingston Listings

 Kingston Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching

D & H Canal Heritage Corridor, Delaware & Hudson Canal, Brief History, Things to Do at D & H Canal Heritage Corridor, Biking, Bird Watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wildlife watching | Ulster D & H Canal Heritage Corridor

 
  The D & H Canal Heritage Corridor, 35-miles in size, is located in central Ulster County. The route follows the Delaware & Hudson Canal, the New York, Ontario & Western Railroad trail, and the scenic Rondout Creek.

From D&H Canal Heritage Corridor Alliance: "Thirty-five miles of historic adventure, this route traces the Delaware & Hudson Canal, the New York Ontario & Western Railroad, and the scenic Rondout Creek. Spanning the width of a rural valley in central Ulster County, this trail provides access to many outstanding natural and historic resources. Experience the D&H Canal towpaths and locks, historic hamlets, monumental cement caves and kilns, the forested and pastoral route of the abandoned O&W Railroad, scenic woodlands and stream valleys, wetlands, and other natural resources along the way." D & H Canal Heritage Corridor | Ulster  website and more . . .

12401, Lake Trail, Bluestone Wild Forest, Walk the trai,Things to Do at Onteora Lake Trail, Boating, Hiking Onteora Lake Trail, Mountain Biking, Paddle in the lake | Ulster Onteora Lake Hike in Bluestone Wild Forest

 
  Onteora Lake Trail in Bluestone Wild Forest is located in the Town of Kingston, NY 12401 in Ulster County.

Distance: 1.8 miles
Markers: Yellow
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 200 feet ascent Onteora Lake Hike in Bluestone Wild Forest | Ulster  website and more . . .

fishing, boat launch, deep water boat access onto Rondout Creek, bird watching, Things to Do, Birding, Hiking Trails, Nature Study, Picnicking, hiking, local farms in the Hudson Valley, restaurants in Ulster New York, Hudson River Valley, New York State | Ulster Sleightsburgh Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Sleightsburgh Park
Kingston, Ulster County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Esopus, Ulster County (79 acres) Excellent fishing opportunities and breathtaking views abound at this park, preserved by Scenic Hudson and owned by the Town of Esopus. A half-mile of trails parallel Rondout Creek, leading through a wooded peninsula to a spit of land that extends far out into the river." Sleightsburgh Park  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Ulster  website and more . . .
 All Shandaken Listings

 Shandaken Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching

12404,Hike, Rochester, NY, Ulster County, hiking Rochester Hollow, Things to Do at Rochester Hollow, 
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing | Ulster Rochester Hollow Trail at Shandaken Wild Forest

845-256-3000 
  The Rochester Hollow Trail at Shandaken Wild Forest is located in the Town of Shandaken, NY 12480 in Ulster County.

Distance: Up to 6 miles
Elevation: Ascent up to 800 feet

Rochester Hollow Trail
"From the parking lot, the abandoned road climbs gently and steadily along the stream, passing low hemlock stands. At about 1 mile, the trail gets steeper for ˝ mile, then becomes gentler, passing a 1921 Burroughs Forest Memorial Plaque, 2 small ponds and house ruins before stopping at private lands (about 3 miles). Good for cross-country skiing and limited mountain biking. At the end of the 3-mile road is an accessible lean-to campsite (with hardened surfaces, accessible picnic table, fireplace and privy)." Rochester Hollow Trail at Shandaken Wild Forest | Ulster  website and more . . .
 All Ulster County Listings

 Ulster County Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching

Catskill Park, Ulster, Greene, forest preserve, Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Boating, Camping, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, Snowmobiles | Ulster Catskill Forest Preserve - Ulster

 
  "The Catskill Park is a mountainous region of public and private lands in Southeastern New York's Ulster, Greene, Delaware and Sullivan Counties. Evidence of the area's unique natural history can be seen in the impressive skyline formed by the ninety-eight peaks over 3,000 feet in elevation. Human activities such as logging, quarrying, tanning, trapping, and fishing have also shaped the Park's more recent history. Today, tourism and recreation play a prominent role in both supporting the region's economy and creating an awareness of the Catskills' ecological significance. Catskill Forest Preserve - Ulster | Ulster  website and more . . .

Hudson Highlands, Hudson River is an estuary, things to do in the Hudson Highlands, outdoor activities, fishing, boating, hiking, hike, Hikes, Things to Do, Birding, Bird Watching, Boat Rentals, Boating, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Historic Places | Ulster Hudson Highlands

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  Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands.

Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands The sign reads:
"For much of its 315-mile course, the Hudson River flows straight and broad. But at the Highlands, the Appalachian mountain chain intersects the river to create a fifteen mile stretch of rugged, mountainous landscape. This area contains the river's narrowest and deepest points, as well as its fastest currents. The Hudson River is an estuary, a mixture of salt and freshwater, and the saltwater line extends just north of Beacon. The River is tidal all the way up to the Troy Dam above Albany." Hudson Highlands | Ulster  website and more . . .

Long Path Trail 15 - 20: Hiking / Biking Southern Catskills

845-256-3000 
  Long Path Trail 15 - 20: Southern Catskills - Hiking and Mountain Biking the Long Path Trail

"These sections of the Long Path mark the beginning of the route through Catskill Park. The Catskill Park has spectacular scenery and considerable rugged terrain. It passes over Slide Mountain, the tallest in the Catskills. Nowhere does the Long Path go higher. Small villages nestled in the valleys provide a break from the traverses through dense forests carpeting most of the Catskill Mountains. Most of its route follows DEC trails maintained by the Trail Conference. The trails are generally marked with different colored plastic markers. These are usually the only trail identification except at major trail junctions. The LP aqua paint blaze is reserved for when the trail crosses private property and road sections. As the Long Path changes frequently from one DEC trail to another, hikers must watch carefully for turns and make sure that they are on the proper trail. Most trail DEC junctions have signs that give the trail names and the direction and distance to important points (Distances are not always accurate on these signs.). At many of these intersections, a plastic Long Path marker indicates the route of the Long Path. Camping is permitted on State land at elevations below 3,500 feet (this elevation is usually marked by signs along the trails), and at locations at least 150 feet away from trails and water. The Long Path also passes several DEC lean-tos and campgrounds." Long Path Trail 15 - 20:  Hiking / Biking Southern Catskills | Ulster  more . . .

Denning, Olive, Shandaken in Ulster County, Things to Do at Slide Mountain Wilderness, Camping Primitive, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Scenic Views, Trapping, Wildlife Watching, Hiking Trails, Winter Activities at Slide Mountain, Cross-Country Skiing | Ulster Slide Mountain Wilderness

845-256-3000 
  Slide Mountain Wilderness in the Catskill Forest Preserve, offering 35 miles of trails, is located in the towns of Denning, Olive, and Shandaken in Ulster County, New York.

"The Slide Mountain Wilderness, encompassing more than 47,500 acres, is the largest and most popular wilderness area in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing over lofty peaks with spectacular views. Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in all of the Catskills, inspired poet and naturalist John Burroughs to write; "Here the works of man dwindle, in the heart of the southern Catskills." A plaque commemorating both the man and the mountain graces the face of the summit rock, in tribute to Burroughs and his vision. Slide Mountain Wilderness | Ulster  website and more . . .

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