Tour 26 Details
Hudson Valley Mini Hikes

Constitution Marsh, Indian Brook Falls, Little Stony Point and Popolopen Torne / Lake Hike.

We will start our tour at 8:00 am in Manhattan. 2nd Ave between 80th & 81st Street. (By the H&H Midtown Bagels East) DON'T BE LATE! Come 15 minutes early to sign in. 

You will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. You will sign our liability waiver, and after departure a light breakfast will be served on board the van.

On this tour you will experience 4 different small hikes in the Hudson Valley varies in length from 30 – 90 minutes. All the hikes are with beautiful scenic views, but in different natural settings.

 

Little Stony Point.

Start the day with exploring Little Stony Point. This short scenic hike will take you to a picturesque beach, an old mine shaft and cliff tops with views of the Hudson River and the Hudson Highlands as gorgeous backdrop.

 

 

 

 

 

Little Stony Point was originally an island, but The Hudson River Stone Company filled in the channel during the early 1900’s as they quarried the rock. Hudson River Valley Commission, the State Council of Parks and its supporters saved Little Stony Point from industrial development in 1967. In 1970 Little Stony Point became part of Hudson Highlands State Park.

 
Constitution Marsh
Next we will visit Constitution Marsh. This is a beautiful 270-acre tidal marsh managed by the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center as a wildlife sanctuary since 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our hiking trail leads to a 700-foot boardwalk where you will get really close to the marsh and wetland habitats for wildlife vewing. This wetland site host a large diversity of birds, more than 200 species has been identified.

 

 

 

 

You will also find an Education Center with exhibits. The center has a 500-gallon aquarium, that  allow you to come face to face with fish, crabs and other wildlife from the Hudson River.

 

 

 

 
 
 
Indian Brook Waterfall
 
This is a short hike to a picturesque waterfall nestled in a small gorge.
We will eat lunch.    
 
 
After lunch you will have the choice of 2 different hikes:

 

 

 

Option 1: Popolopen Torne. This is a guided hike which offers steep hiking and rock scrambling to a summit 942 feet above sea level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the top you will experience spectacular 360° views of the Hudson Valley and Hudson Highlands.

 

 

 

 

At the summit a cairn was erected as a memorial to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. You can carry rocks with you from the base of the mountain to the top and add them to the pile.

 

 

 

 

 

Option 2: Lake Trail. This is a self guided easy one mile hike on a small trail fully encircling a very scenic Lake.

 

 

 

 

 

This hike has very little elevation gain.

We will drive back to NYC. Arrival back to NYC at approximately 5:30 pm.

Hines Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary, plans and arrangements for the tour, if in the judgment of Hines Tours it becomes advisable to do so.

 

What to bring and wear on the tour:

ID: Please bring a valid government issued identification. (Adults only)

CLOTHES: according to the weather, Upstate NY is usually cooler than NYC.

RAIN GEAR: Even with no rain in the forecast, the weather is very unpredictable in the mountains. We highly recommend you to bring rain gear.

FOOTWEAR: We will hike in a rocky mountaineer terrain which gets very slippery when wet. Hiking Boots is the ideal or if you do not own hiking boots sneakers with good traction will do as well. Do not wear sandals, dress shoes or high heels.

WATER: In a plastic bottle, especially on hot days. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

SMALL BACKPACK: or fanny pack for your water, extra clothes, snacks etc. You will need both hands to be free during some of the hikes.

CAMERA: With extra film/memory highly recommended. You will experience breath taking scenery.

CASH: Gratuities for the guide is left to your discretion.

   

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