Would you like to camp on an island in an Adirondack Lake? Take a trip to Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County. The picturesque 1,220-acre lake has six designated campsites that are free and first-come first-serve, so throw your tent and gear in a boat and check out the primitive camping on Blue Mountain Lake!To sign out a campsite, make your way to the public beach… Read More.
There are several Adirondack lakes along roadways in Hamilton County, New York (Blue Mountain Lake, Indian Lake, Long Lake, and Raquette Lake to name a few), but sometimes it’s more refreshing to hike to a scenic lake that can’t be seen from the road. Leave the vehicle noise behind on this easy 1.6-mile round trip hike with just 100 feet of elevation change. The… Read More.
For summit views without the usual summit effort, head to Sawyer Mountain in the Adirondacks. The trail to the top of the mountain gains 650 feet over a 2.5-mile round trip hike. While the trail travels through a sheltered hardwood forest the entire way, there are two overlooks around the summit that provide far-reaching views over the trees across the surrounding… Read More.
The Adirondack Mountains are dotted with lakes and mountains, so it should come as no surprise that you can hike to one or two peaceful ponds on this trail near Eagle Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. For those looking for something on the shorter side, it is an easy one-mile round trip hike to Grassy Pond. For those looking to immerse themselves in the Adirondacks, hike… Read More.
Would you like to try some buttermilk? Take the half-mile round trip hike to Buttermilk Falls in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The short, wide waterfall is a beautiful and easy-to-reach destination on the Raquette River near Long Lake. Buttermilk Falls is one of the area’s most popular trails, and rightfully so.The short hike to Buttermilk Falls begins from… Read More.
If Uncle Tom’s Trail can be called a trail, then you can just as easily say you are going for a hike any time you take the stairs instead of the elevator. This Yellowstone National Park trail consists of over 300 steel steps built down the south wall of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River next to the park’s most impressive waterfall. The up-close views of Lower… Read More.
The people in charge of naming landmarks at Yellowstone National Park didn’t hold back when they assigned the name Point Sublime to a viewpoint on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The trail to Point Sublime offers views that can’t be seen from a car, exploring the picturesque canyon wall beyond Artist Point. It is 3 miles round trip to… Read More.
No trip to Yellowstone National Park is complete without a visit to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, a deep chasm with two fetching waterfalls. You can get numerous memorable views of the canyon by hiking along North Rim Trail, which stretches 3.8 miles over a paved and unpaved path crossing the northwest wall of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River (with… Read More.
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