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Old 07-10-2017, 08:14 AM   #1
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Short, flat hikes to interesting places?

Hi all,

We're coming down for a week in September and my Mom is joining us.

The boys and I will be doing a few high peaks but the rest of the week will be quality time with grandma.

We're going to see if she can handle Owl's Head. It was our first hike so it will be fun to visit again before it's closed.

If she can handle that we'll move on to Mt. Jo and Baxter but I suspect that Owl's Head will be more than enough.

So how about short, flat hikes to interesting places? South Side Trail to Tenderfoot comes immediately to mind. Great place to spend an afternoon.

Any other suggestions?

Feel free to PM to if you don't want to post your "secret places".

TIA,
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:13 AM   #2
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Cobble Lookout near the Whiteface Memorial Highway is a nice short/flat hike with a great view.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:42 AM   #3
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In the LP area, consider Henry's woods. A few nice views for little effort. The northern most section of Northville-Placid trail provides nice views of some peaks & the Chubb river. Marcy Dam area good too. Further S, hiking to the Hudson River at Blue Ledges, or newly public OK Slip falls. None of these steep.
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Cobble Lookout looks perfect, thanks!

DEC says 1.3 miles one way.

This blog says 400 feet vertical gain.
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:49 PM   #5
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Please remember that the Owl's Head trail is closed Friday afternoon to Monday morning. So if it's going to be your first hike, wait until Monday.
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Cobble Lookout looks perfect, thanks!

DEC says 1.3 miles one way.

This blog says 400 feet vertical gain.
Yes, its distance is about 1.3 mi. But I don't think its ascent is that much. My watch said it was something under 200 feet.

Just be careful once you turn on to the county road from Rt 431. It's not far past this turn. Maybe 0.25 miles on your right. It's easy to drive past the trail head.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:55 AM   #7
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In the LP area, consider Henry's woods. A few nice views for little effort. The northern most section of Northville-Placid trail provides nice views of some peaks & the Chubb river. Marcy Dam area good too. Further S, hiking to the Hudson River at Blue Ledges, or newly public OK Slip falls. None of these steep.
Thanks!

Henry's Woods Trail Map
Loop over Rocky Knob approximately 3.3 miles and 554 feet. Less if you stick to Loop Trail.

Northville-Placid to Heaven Hill cutoff approximately 2.5 miles and and 220 feet round trip.

Marcy Dam approximately 5 miles and 466 feet round trip. Maybe family members could join us for the start of a high peak hike.

Blue Ledges on the Hudson approximately 4.8 miles and 594 feet round trip. Looks beautiful.

OK Slip falls approximately 6.9 miles and 919 feet round trip. Perhaps too much for Mom but looks nice for us sometime.

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