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Balsam Lake Mt. Fire Tower to Alder Lake on the FLT

October 1, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

We will hike from the Balsam Lake Mountain Trailhead to Balsam Lake Mountain/FT. This is the only way to truly enjoy this mountain! We will then proceed on Millbrook Ridge Trail west to almost the peak of Millbrook Mt. and then a short bushwhack to one of the 100 highest in the Catskills, Woodpecker Mt.  We will return on lovely  Millbrook Ridge Trail, passing by the Beaver Meadow Lean-to and onto gorgeous Alder Lake.

Event Duration:  Full day hike

Level of Difficulty:  Difficult  — Bushwhack

Leader(s): Deanna Felicetta

Bring: Water, trail snacks

Registration required 9/27/2017.  Use registration form below to register.

Group size is limited so register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  No

Questions about this event can be directed to:  felicetta.Deanna@gmail.com

Driving Directions:

Meet at Balsam Lake Mt. Trail Head and parking area at the end of Beaver Kill Rd. for car shuttle to Alder Lake at 7:30 AM. Please be prompt.

From Livingston Manor:

Take exit 96 off NYS Rte 17 (I-86).  Then north on County Rte. 151 to County Rte 152. Then east on Beaverkill Rd. to the very end of that road.  Road ends at DEC parking lot.

From Margaretville:

Take NYS Rte 28 west to NYS Rte 30 on left.  After crossing the bridge over the Pepacton Reservoir take a left onto Barkaboon Rd.  Look for Little Pond sign.  Take Barkaboon Rd. to the end and turn left onto Beaverkill Rd.  Take Beaverkill Rd. to the very end. Road ends at DEC parking lot.

Register for Balsam Lake Mt. Fire Tower to Alder Lake on the FLT Hike


October 1, 2017
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Deanna Felicetta


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Ulster County


Catskill Scenic Trail
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