Hiking Balsam Mountain | Sunday, October 4, 9 AM

Balsam Mountain is one of the High Peaks at 3600′ and is one of the nicest hikes in the Catskills. The hike traces the path of a lovely cascading creek, goes over two bridges and several crossings on stepping stones, passes through stands of mighty hemlocks, gives a whiff of balsam, of course, and comes to an outstanding eastward view of the mountains. Though relatively short, it offers a complete Catskills experience. Join Pat and Moira Colangelo of the Rip van Winkle Hikers for this great hike.

Event Duration:  5 miles,  5 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Bring: good hiking boots, lunch, plenty of water

Registration required by October 3.  Use registration form below to register.

Group size is limited so register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  No

Additional Information:  Rain Date is Monday, October 5

Questions about this event can be directed to:  Pat Colangelo at Patrick@colangelos.com or (203) 321-1981.

Driving Directions: Rider Hollow Road is off Todd MT Road, which can be accessed from Route 28 at Arkville via Dry Brook Road or Route 28 from Highmount – Galli Curci Road (becomes Todd MT Road).

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