Tag Archives: Pratt Rock

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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At the Roaring Brook trail head

What makes a hike great for young families? In our experience, it’s the small things. No really, small things. Bugs, cool plants, frogs, caves, water, and some views. Easier the better. Small children don’t care about peak bagging. They’re into simple fun. One of the best things you can do for your young hiker is let them hike. Pick hikes that your child can walk on their own, at least part of the way. Carry them…

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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!