Tour 10 - Minekill Falls, Vroman's Nose & Indian Ladder
(Schoharie & Albany County, NY)

We will start our tour at exactly 7:00 am. We will meet at 2nd. Ave between 80th and 81st Street in Manhattan by H&H Midtown Bagels East. DON'T BE LATE! Come 15 minutes early to check 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 coach.

 

 

 

Our first stop of the day is the Minekill Falls. A picturesque waterfall cascading 80 feet through a narrow gorge.

 

 

 

The hike to see the fall is about a 20 min one way on a well marked but a little steep trail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next stop for the day is Vroman's Nose. Vroman's Nose is a prominent geological feature in Schoharie County. It is among the more popular hiking sites in upstate New York and is of significant historical note.

 

 

 

 

 

 
A relative short hike offers beautiful views of the Schoharie Valley and the Village of Middleburgh.
Vroman's Nose is a portion of the Long Path hiking trail. Vroman's Nose not only encompasses the basic hiking trails, but also notes of interest. These include the summit, which is a large, flat surface left by glacial movements. This is called the "Dance Floor." There is also a location near the Summit that may have been used by Patriot snipers during the Revolution.

 

We will enjoy lunch with non alcoholic beverages included at a restaurant/diner.

 

 

 

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 (18 m) 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.

 

 

In addition, interpretive signs are located along the trail provides some geology lessons and Native American history.

 

 

 

We will drive back to NYC.

Arrival back to NYC at approximately 8pm.

  

 

 

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 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

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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