For a more formal educational hiking experience, take a hike in the local Catskills with an expert guide. Explore nearby favorites: Giant Ledge/Panther Mountain Summit, Kaaterskill Falls, Devil’s Path, Woodstock’s Overlook Mountain, and more! Your hike may include interesting conversations, stories about local lore, and observations of the geology, flora and fauna of our eco-system. The Catskills are among the oldest mountains in the world – they have much to teach for those who stop to look and listen.
Please note that these hikes are based upon guide availability. Transportation to and from trailhead and a bag lunch are included. Expect to be away from the Menla property about 4 hours.
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CJ Dellatore, Relevant Design
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