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Tour 10 - Windham Path, Minekill Falls & Indian Ladder
(Upstate NY)

 

We will start our tour at 7 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street (by Duane Reade) 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.

 

 

We will start the day driving to the Catskills Mountains to enjoy the Windham Path. This is an easy 1.5 mile flat loop walk over open terrain with a few footbridges. 

 

You will fantastic views of the Northern Catskills while walking through mountain-meadows.

 

Our next stop of the day is the Minekill Falls. A picturesque waterfall cascading 80 ft through a narrow gorge. We will hike to the bottom of the falls, this is about 15 - 20 min one way on a well marked but a little steep trail. If you decide not to walk to the bottom there is a much shorter walk to an observation deck on top of the falls.

 

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Take a look around Minekill Falls.

 

 

We will enjoy lunch with non alcoholic beverages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the afternoon we will hike the Indian Ladder trail. The hiking trail follows a ledge along the breathtaking limestone cliffs of the Helderberg Escarpment. 

 

The trailhead begins with descending 60 ft to the base of the escarpment via a metal staircase. From here you will walk along the base of the escarpment passing under the Minelot  Falls and passing many small caves on the way while you will enjoy beautiful views. The trail is about 0.5 miles one way, you can choose to walk back the same way or back on top of the escarpment instead. In addition you will also find a large informative visitor center.

 

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Look around the Indian Ladder Trail.

 

 

We will drive back to NYC.

Arrival back to NYC at approximately 8 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. 

 

 

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

TOUR CONFIRMATION: Either printed out or on your phone.

CLOTHES: according to the weather, Upstate NY is usually about 10-15 degrees cooler than NYC.

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.

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

MOSQUITO REPELLANT containing deet

FACE MASK: Which for now have to be worn all time inside our transportation vehicle.CASH: Although our tour is classified as an "all inclusive". It is advisable to bring some cash for souvenirs, snacks for the bus ride back and gratuities for the guide which is left to your discretion.

AN OPEN MIND: Although this is a recreational/leisure tour, you will also learn about the geology and history of some of New York's natural wonders.

 

 

 

 

   

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