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The club maintains the entire length of the Sterling Ridge Trail. Today we work on the North End. Come help the club with Spring Trail maintenance! Bring your lunch, water, clippers and good working gloves. If you do not have clippers you can use the tools provided by the club. Hike is 8 miles but clipping along the way too. Meet: 9:00 a.m. North End Sterling Ridge Trail Parking, 798 Minturn Bridge Rd (Rt-17A), Monroe, NY 10950 From Suffern @I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take Rt-17 about 8½ miles north to Rt-17A at light. Turn left (west) on Rt-17A and continue for about 5½ mi. (look for hikers crossing sign). The access road to the Parking Area is on the left side of Rt-17A. From Greenwood Lake, NY: Travel 3½ miles east on Rt-17A to the parking area access road on the right. Enter slowly and carefully. There are many large potholes in the access road. GPS Turnoff [masked], [masked]) Lot [masked], [masked]
Sunday May 5, 2019 Black Rock Forest Moderately Strenuous Come and enjoy the great Mt. Misery/Hill of Pines/Rattlesnake Hill/Black Rock Mountain loop hike with beautiful views, picturesque stream, cascades and waterfalls. Circuit Hike about 7.5 miles Meet: 9:00 AM Black Rock Forest Reservoir Parking, 80 Reservoir Rd, Cornwall, NY 12518 From Palisades Interstate Parkway Northbound: Continue north to its northern terminus at the Bear Mountain Bridge and continue north on US-9W for 8.8 miles. About half a mile after passing a parking area marked with a blue sign, turn right onto Mountain Road. Immediately, turn right again and proceed through a very narrow underpass beneath US-9W (large vehicles may not fit in this underpass). Continue ahead for 0.2 mile to the Parking Area on the right side of the road, just before a locked gate.GPS [masked], [masked]) From I-87 Exit 16 Harriman/Woodbury Commons: After tollbooths stay to right for first exit, Woodbury & Rt-32. Take Rt-32 north about 71⁄2 miles to Angola Rd (Rt-65) on the right (Just before Schunemunk turnoff on left.) Follow Angola Rd. 2.7 mi to the intersection with Rt-9W. Go south on Rt-9W 1.6 mi to turnoff marked Black Rock Forest. Continue ahead for 0.2 mile to the Parking Area.
Sunday May 12, 2019 Tuxedo Circular Moderately Strenuous 8 to 9 miles. We will head north on the R-D towards Parker Cabin Mtn. After that whatever trails we can find that will eventually lead us back to Tuxedo. Rain or Foul Weather cancels this hike. Meet: 9:00 AM Tuxedo metered commuter lot, Village Dr, Tuxedo, NY, 10987 From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take R-17 about 6.5 miles north to Tuxedo. Just past the Tuxedo train station, turn right on East Village Rd, cross the tracks and turn left into the large parking lot which is free on weekends. (GPS[masked], [masked]
This 8-mile section follows the ridge of Bellvale Mt. with many beautiful views over Greenwood Lake. We skirt Surprise lake along the way crossing into NY State. This route has some steep ups & downs along the way over Prospect Rock to Mt Peter. Shuttle Required Meet: 9:00 AM Appalachian Trail Parking, 95 Continental Road (Rt-17A), Warwick, NY 10990 From I-287 Exit 55 (Rt-511): Go north on Ringwood Ave. (name changes to Greenwood Lake Tpk.) about 14 miles to Lakeside Rd. (Rt-511) at south end of Greenwood Lake. Take Lakeside north 6.5 mi thru Greenwood Lake Village to intersection of Rt-17A. Take Rt-17A up toward Warwick 1.9 mi to Mt. Peter. AT Parking is at the large lot on the left. GPS [masked], [masked]) From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15: Take Rt-17 north 8.5 mi to exit for Rt-17A. Follow Rt-17A west for 7 mi to Greenwood Lake Village. Continue on Rt-17A up toward Warwick 1.9 mi to Mt. Peter. AT Parking is at the large lot on the left. Note! If late or lost see below! We will be parking some cars at the AT Parking 95 Continental Road (Rt-17A), Warwick, NY 10990 and shuttle to the start from the north using Rt-17A and then Brady Rd. After the shuttle we will start at the AT Parking, 107 Longhouse Dr, Hewitt, NJ 07421 GPS [masked], [masked]