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So much fun with the dog!

Hiked from Rt. 22 up to where the Appalachian Trail met the red trail. Pretty tough climb in the snow, but very difficult to figure out where the red trail continued when I got to the top. Decided to turn around and come back. I’ll have to return when the weather is better to do the lake loop from Quaker Lake Road. The section of the AT I hiked was nice but no real views or outstanding features. Crosses some farmland at the beginning, and you’ll have to scale a few ladders over fences before you get to the Nature Reserve trailhead.

Short and steep, lots of nice waterfalls and cascades, there are facilities and picnic tables around the bottom, as well as a place to swim/wade.

28 days ago

Hiked the teal trail from the parking area on Ludingtonville Rd. Lots of uphill at first but not overly taxing. Parts of the trail are stone steps in the area leading up to Wonder Lake. I considered going up to Bald Hill on the way to see if there was a view but decided against it. Once you get closer to the lake, the teal trail winds down gently toward the lake, then continues to follow the lake shore line until you are about half way around. Some very nice peaceful lake views. Once the teal trail separates from the lake it’s more woodland hiking, with lots of nice ups and downs and some stream crossings, until you come to the pond. There’s a bridge over the spillway at the far end of the pond, then the teal trail starts to climb again, until it meets up with the blue trail, which rises and then falls, taking you back where you started. No really spectacular views but a very peaceful hike. Once you get over by the lake you can no longer hear the noises from I-84.

Great moderate hike...completed loop within 2 hours with a stop for some meditation by the lake. Start at small parking lot of Route 55 follow blue blaze to white Appalachian Trail blaze. Lake loop trail is a yellow blaze...trails are quite easy to follow.

Pretty loop to do in the winter. Fairly flat.

1 month ago

Great hike

on Turkey Hill

1 month ago


Great hike❤

Met some nice folks on the trail today...was quite foggy so the whole area had an eerie feeling. Trail is close to my home so I'm looking forward to exploring some more in nicer weather.

Beautiful path through the woods to Nuclear Lake. Nice vigorous hike - not overly challenging

1 month ago

Easy quick hike!! Trail around pond was beautiful a day after some snow had fallen

It was a great trail. Took my two dogs. Beautiful scenery, lots of rock scrambling. Start early!! I started at 11 and finished at 6-ish.

The creek on the AT off Sunken Mine Rd was too deep to cross; a section of the beaver dam burst.
Returned via blue trail.

Did the falls to high point and back. Currently, microspikes are not needed, but did help.

For food hit up the Hoot Owl which is about 10minutes away. Stumbled upon it.. great food and atmosphere!

Loved this hike!! Gorgeous winter morning trip. After going over Ten Mile Hill the trip along the Ten Mile and Housatonic Rivers is beautiful...not too grueling of a hike but enough to get your heart rate up.

Fun trail with a variety of different landscape. I’d recommend going off trail up through rockier paths whenever you get the chance.

I did this today with my brother (it is January.) After a bit of a heatwave today was a balmy 15 degrees, and all of the snow had melted and then re-froze in the path like a beautiful ice cat walk. There's a solid 3 miles of trail that is completely iced over, and you have to penguin-walk a lot, even with good boots. we fell 3x total. 10/10 will do again.

but seriously, I strongly recommend this in the winter for experienced hikers. A frozen Verkeerderkill Falls is truly spectacular and well worth enduring the cold. There is one section of river that is impossible to cross without dipping a boot, so bag your feet if you're worried about your boots and their water resistance.

Given the very slow moving with the ice, we (ages 26/30) started this at 10:45 and finished at 2:45.

Quite a frigid day to hit this trail but it was lovely despite the fact it was 8 degrees when I started it. Began on sunken mine road and took the yellow trail to the blue trail and back to sunken mine road...overall slightly under 4 miles for the loop. Overall Trail was nice and easy

2 months ago

Nice little walk around the pond. Not too strenuous.

we took this trail based on the “easy” rating because we weren’t really prepared to hike but wanted to do something outdoors. maybe it’s because we weren’t dressed appropriately but I would have ranked this more as a “moderate” trail. the trail was high, there was quite a bit of climbing and walking along the edge of some cliffs/hills, and there was some scrambling. it was disappointing that we could barely see the lake through most of the hike, and to complete the loop we had to walk several miles back up rte 301 which was busy with traffic. wouldn’t bring a dog or kids for this reason. had a good time, but wouldn’t take this route again.

It was amazing. I only walked about 2 miles in but I intend on going back next weekend for the whole round trip. I’m looking forward to this hike. It is flat or downhill in most places so far, so deeming it Easy was definitely appropriate. Looking forward to doing it this weekend!!!

Awesome trail with tons to do. Started in the parking lot at 11am, did the 8.5 mile loop and ice caves and finished at 5pm with a long lunch break

Began this hike from route 22 and explored some of the trails in the Pawling Nature reserve. Saw at least a half a dozen pileated woodpeckers. Morning well spent

Loved it so many things too see and do, ice caves are amazing, I did bring my dog w me which I had to help him up the latter lol but all is worth it!!

3 months ago

Lovely trail. Definitely easier hiking this loop clockwise in my opinion. Easily doable with family—children and dogs alike. There might be some steeper/rocky areas otherwise a fairly easy trail.

Not exactly an easy trail, not exactly a moderate trail either. Lots to see

3 months ago

Steep and rocky but worth it. Great views. Cool being above the birds soaring by. We came early so not many people until we were heading back. Giant steps a bit hard for our med size dog so we're def coming back without her and going all the way around.

Like the park. Trails well marked.

Great views, beautiful lake, well marked trails. Moderate hike for sure but worth making the entire loop.

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