Tag Archives: Kids hikes

Child hiking with parent

Contrary to many adult’s views that kids are only interested in video games, one thing we know is that given the chance, kids the love the outdoors! In fact, kids are spending time outdoors – just not doing nature-oriented activities. Young children spend more time outdoors than older adolescents. So, it’s the responsibility of the adult to cultivate the love for nature-related outdoor activities, not the kid. One of the keys is to start young…

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View from Pratt Rock in winter

Pratt Rock has been coined “New York’s Mount Rushmore” by Ripley’s Believe it or Not. If you make the short climb to its towering cliffs you’ll find out why. Located just east of the village of Prattsville, the cliffs, named for Zadock Pratt, a tanner, banker, and eventually, a successful politician being elected to the House of Representatives will impress the most experienced hiker. This 3.1-mile round-trip hike offers interesting carvings done by Pratt and…

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Diamond Notch Falls in the Catskills

This short hike from a remote trailhead in the Catskill Mountains has it all. Diamond Notch Falls will give the young hiker a “wilderness” feel with a lot to see along the way. The reward after the 0.86-mile almost level walk is one of the prettiest waterfalls in these mountains. This short hike is popular and great for kids. You’ll share it waterfall enthusiasts, artists, day and through-hikers, swimmers, and more! View from the base…

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Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!