Mar 8, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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*This is a solid intermediate hike and is not suitable for beginners. You must have appropriate winter hiking gear and microspikes are required.*
Sterling Forest State Park comprises 21,935.08 acres of nearly pristine natural refuge amidst of one of the nation's most densely populated areas, a remarkable piece of woodland, a watershed for millions, and a tremendous outdoor recreation area.
Driving Directions - Take the New York Thruway to Exit 15A. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Route 17 and head north for 1.4 miles to the exit for Sterling Forest. Follow Sterling Mine Road (County Route 72) west for 3.0 miles, then turn right onto Long Meadow Road (County Route 84). Proceed north on Long Meadow Road for 3.5 miles, then turn left onto Old Forge Road and continue for 0.5 mile until you reach the Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center. Park in the parking lot on the right side of the road, then cross the road to the visitor center, where there are informative exhibits.
• Winter Gear: Microspikes
• Location: In front of visitor center entrance
• GPS Coordinates: [masked], [masked]
• Distance: 12 miles
• Time Estimate: 6-7 hours
• Difficulty: Intermediate
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