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Address: Woodstock, NY
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature...
Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature lovers with its trails and campgrounds.
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Worth the views. The hotel ruins were stunning. The top of the mountain worth a long picnic. If you are fit and do not linger, you could hike to the top and get back to your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Montclair
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Worth the views. The hotel ruins were stunning. The top of the mountain worth a long picnic. If you are fit and do not linger, you could hike to the top and get back to your car in under 1.5 hours.

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West Hurley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The stair stepping of the trail up the mountain makes it doable for even the out of shape like myself. The ruins of the hotel are cool to walk through and the view from top of the fire tower is the best in the area.

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Kottakuppam, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Oh, I grew up in the Catskills and still find the area to be one of the most beautiful in the world. I am currently in India but when I return to the States I will make my home there once again, what greater review can one give?

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New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A gentle gradient, just a couple miles each way, and a great overlook to stop for lunch. It took us ~3 hrs there and back. My parents loved it. The views are spectacular.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Not for out of shape but a most rewarding experience! Hard on legs and calf muscles during the descent but definitely worth the climb for the view from the top!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Took forever to get up there but once I did it was amazing! Totally worth the climb. My dog loved the hike to!

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Loved this hike, although it takes a while and it is uphill it is well worth it for the view. The volunteers are top notch and I enjoyed going up into the fire tower. Don't miss the ledges behind the ranger station. The ruins are cool too although they do breed a bunch of mosquitoes. Not a difficult climb, I... More 

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Irondequoit, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well I cannot say much for the views since when I hiked up to the top I was in a cloud!! Even for a cloudy day this hike was great!! I had no idea that there was an old ruins of a hotel from prior to WWII. Super fun to explore the old hotel for a bit. Read about the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Right from the get go this hike started off with a very steep hill. I thought 'OK, one steep hill, not so bad.' But it N E V E R S T O P S. Once you reach the top of the steep hill, there's another one waiting for you. x50. There are no areas to catch your breath, you'll... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

very easy trail, so a bit crowded in summer but pleasant nevertheless. winter is always quiet. beautiful view from the fire tower. Timber rattle snakes in summer so stay on the trail. been there several times without any problem though.

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Address: Address: Woodstock, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Woodstock

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