Tag Archives: Red Hill

Observers cabin on Red Hill in the Catskills

Red Hill Fire Tower, one of five restored towers in the Catskills, gives the hiker a relatively short 1.4-mile walk and a stiff climb of 860′ to some of the region’s most unique views. The trail climbs to the summit in a crescent shape through a wonderful forest. The summit meadow almost seems park-like with several picnic tables and a nice grass large area. With a pipe fed spring along the way, it could be…

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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 Hunter Mountain Fire Tower

Hiking in the Catskills is challenging and fun!. Add some fire tower steps and this boosts the experience. Every now and then climbing a fire tower is as exhilarating as the hike itself. As one starts up the wide stairway at the tower base well below the canopy the ascent quickly becomes more narrow and the treetops get closer. As the visitor ascends near or above the canopy fantastic views begin to show and the…

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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!

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