Bear Mt. and Paradise Lane on the A.T. in CT. The wild azeldas should be in bloom and Paradise Lane should be full of them.
Yes this is a year away.
This is one of my favorite hikes. **Link Bear Mountain - Salisbury, CT** (http://www.berkshirehiking.com/hikes/bearmt_salisbury.html) is less than an hour from the Catskill park and ride. **Direction Link** (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=NY-23+E&daddr=CT-41+S%2FUnder+Mountain+Rd&geocode=FSKThAIdyIWY-w%3BFcZWgQIdKJKf-w&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=11&sll=42.186811,-73.699036&sspn=0.2493,0.617294&ie=UTF8&ll=42.050312,-73.705902&spn=0.249838,0.617294&z=11)
Although this is a slow paced hike it is not for beginners. There is a 1500' change in elevation and the hike is about 6.5 to 7 miles loop with great views of NY, CT, and MA.
Hiking boot/shoes are highly recommended. Bring lunch, plenty of water and carpool $.
This is not a beginner hike. Any questions about your ability you can reach me at[masked], if you need to reach me the day of the hike my cell is[masked] (NOTE I don't have cell service where I live). Although I love dogs they are not allowed this hike. Look into Capital District Canine Hikes for hiking with dogs.