January 4, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Who's up for a hike?
Distance: 5.5 miles
Length: 3-3.5 hours
Breaks: 2 ( 1 hot chocolate 1 hot soup )
Things to bring: hiking boots, 1 mug, 1 spoon, hot cocoa, 1 can of your favorite soup, extra water, hat, gloves, hiking poles and microspikes if you have them.
Take Route 17 north towards Mahwah, merge on to I-87 North towards Albany. Get off at Exit 15 for Sloatsburg ( first exit). Just beyond the center of town, make a right at a traffic light onto the Seven Lakes Drive. Follow Seven Lakes Drive for about 8 miles to the parking area for Lake Skannatati, on the left side of the road. The turnoff to the parking area is 0.7 mile beyond the Kanawauke Circle.