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Tortoise and Hare Hikes 2018

October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

   This woodland hike offers two choices, so both beginner and intermediate hikers can join in. “Tortoises” will enjoy a 2.2-mile loop around scenic Frick Pond, and the “Hares” will enjoy a brisk 4.1 mile hike. Both groups will head out together; then the Hares veer off halfway around Frick Pond, at the intersection known as “Times Square,” for 1 mile uphill on Big Rock Trail, followed by 1.7 miles gently downhill on the Flynn Trail back to the trailhead.

Participants will select the hike length that best fits their ability. We’ll try to arrive back at the trailhead at the same time! Trail surface includes some rocky terrain with tree roots. Bring water and snacks; wear layered clothing and sturdy shoes.

Let us know which hike length you prefer when you register.  There are registration forms for both below.

Event Duration:  2.2 miles; 4.1 miles

Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate;  Moderate

Leader(s):  Lisa Lyons of Morgan Outdoors and Heather Jacksy of Sullivan County Planning – two of the partner organizations in TrailKeeper.org, which is celebrating 5 years as an online source of trail information in Sullivan County.

Bring: water and good hiking shoes

Registration required by October 6.  Use registration form below to register.

Group size is limited to 12 per group, so register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  Dogs not allowed on this family-friendly hike.

Questions about this event can be directed to:  Lisa at info@morgan-outdoors.com or call 845-439-5507

Driving Directions:   Meet at Frick Pond Trailhead, Mongaup State Park

From Rt. 17, Exit 96, at the intersection with DeBruce Road, Livingston Manor: Turn onto DeBruce Road (CR 82) and follow NE for 6 miles to Mongaup Rd. Turn left onto Mongaup Road, follow 2.5 miles (past DEC Fish Hatchery on right) to fork in the road. At fork, bear left onto Beech Mtn. Rd.

After you press “Submit” below the registration form, you will see a screen that says “Your registration has been submitted”. If you do not, an error has occurred. Please resubmit, being sure to complete all fields. You should receive a message from the leader acknowledging your registration.



October 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Lisa Lyons


Frick Pond Trailhead
Beech Mountain Rd.
Livingston Manor, NY United States
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