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    Beth M added Recording - Oct 06, 03:30 PM

    about 1 month ago

    Beth M reviewed Tarrywile Park Trail

    2 months ago

    Not impressed at all. Boring. So many other beautiful places to hike/explore.

    Beth M completed Tarrywile Park Trail

    2 months ago

    Beth M saved Millbrook Mountain Trail

    2 months ago

    Beth M saved Cobble Mountain

    3 months ago

    Beth M reviewed Bear Mountain Trail

    3 months ago

    This was my first time doing this hike and I was not disappointed. It's a beautiful hike after the first two miles with 3 lovely viewpoints.

    A few points to note:

    - I highly recommend doing this hike counterclockwise bearing to the right on the Paradise Lane Trail and following up to the summit. be warned, the rock scramble is extremely long and very steep and, in my opinion, should be conquered going up rather than going down. The rocks were very wet after all the rain we've had and I can't imagine ever going down that scramble without being terrified. And I'd never do it with little kids. However, I found it exciting and exhilarating trying to figure out how to manuver it. What a rush when we made it to the top!

    - There was a section where we had to cross a river that was slightly rapid after all the rain. I found it rather exciting but it could be tricky if you're not prepared for something like that.

    - Wear hiking boots! Mud and large puddles were everywhere!

    I'd definitely do this hike again, repeating the counter clockwise trek. We clocked it at 6.6 miles.

    Beth M completed Bear Mountain Trail

    3 months ago

    Beth M saved Bear Mountain Trail

    3 months ago

    Beth M reviewed Windham Trail

    4 months ago

    Hiked on the most perfect day we've had all summer 2018 - this is a beautiful trail. So much to see and experience, including the "spooky woods". I was a bit disappointed at the lack of views at the summit but was still a really great hike. I'd say on the moderate to easy side as it's a very gradual climb with many areas where it levels off enabling you to catch your breath. Coming down was a breeze, except for a few muddy areas. I'd love to do this one in the winter - it must be magnificent during/after a snowfall.

    Beth M completed Windham Trail

    4 months ago

    Beth M added Track - Jul 29, 02:52 PM

    4 months ago

    Beth M reviewed Candlewood Hill Trail

    4 months ago

    First of all, I used the link to the directions to the trailhead thinking there was another way to get there other than the way I already knew. I should have known better. They led me to some scary, narrow gravel roads in the middle of some day camp so I back tracked and went back the 6 miles out of my way to Dennytown Road, where I took the usual road (that is unmarked and only identified by a gate) COMPLETELY beaten up so you better have a decent SUV that you're willing to drive really slowly along this very long, crazy, narrow road to the trailhead). The views from this trail are absolutely breathtaking and only about 1/4 mile from the trailhead, even including a little rock scrambling. Once you reach the view though and continue to follow the red trail into the woods, it's terribly boring. And EVERY TIME I GO HERE, the red trail seems to suddenly end and I can't find it so I barrel down the hill, over rocks, tree limbs and leaves until I meet the trail again. For the life of me, I cannot find where this red trail continues about 1/2 mile into the woods. Once you get down and back on the red trail, it intersects with a private road with homes (which is odd and just weird) with a gravel road running parallel, with yellow signs saying it's owned by NYS. Then it gets really boring back to the main road, where you turn right and walk another 1/2 mile back to your car. But I continue to do this hike because it's close to home, it's quiet and the views at the top are totally worth it, especially in Fall. So, if you're looking for a quick hike with great views, this is it. And I've never seen another hiker on this trail in all the times I've done it. It's like a great little secret....if you can find it!

    Beth M completed Candlewood Hill Trail

    4 months ago

    Beth M saved Candlewood Hill Trail

    4 months ago

    Beth M reviewed Macedonia Brook Loop

    5 months ago

    I've done Macedonia Brook State Park so many times I've lost track but it's definitely a favorite. Today I found it more overgrown then I've ever seen it which means I was picking ticks off myself and my dog, unfortunately. I usually do the blue trail up to Cobble Mountain and back but decided today to continue past Cobble Mountain. I wasn't really interested in doing the entire loop but was more interested in seeing what I had never done before. Cobble Mountain really is the highlight of Macedonia Brook State Park in my opinion. I was hiking alone with my dog and discovered a crazy decent down a rock scramble that I'd have to say was pretty sketchy. So sketchy and so sheer at one point, my dog wasn't having any of it. I had to shimmy my way down on my butt to a safe spot where I could then lift her and place her down. We paced ourselves with our wobbly legs and paws and did it. This is definitely not a hike for a novice or anyone afraid of heights (which I am) and/or rock scrambles. I'd consider it a moderate hike to Cobble and then moderate-to-hard if you continue past Cobble. We continued down the blue a bit more, then took the green to the green-orange. We played in the brook for a bit and ended up taking the gravel road back to the start of the blue trail where the car was parked. Too tired after doing that insane rock scramble down to continue exploring the trails we'd never done. Level ground to calm our weary legs. All in all, did 4 miles in 2 hours, seeing beautiful views, scrambling crazy rocks and seeing NO ONE, starting from the blue trail, going clockwise. Enjoy!

    Beth M added Macedonia Brooke

    5 months ago

    Beth M added Black Rock Forest

    6 months ago

    Beth M completed Black Rock Forest Trail

    6 months ago