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Overlook Mountain

Woodstock, NY
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: Well worth the long trip up (and back down) that mountain.  Beautiful views Start early before the afternoon heat Take lots of water Take a lunch... more »
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Syracuse, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Overlook is a 2900' fire tower mountain. Round trip hike is about 5 miles with a gain of 1400' on a trail that follows an old gravel road past an abandoned hotel that looks like a bombed out shell from WWII. There is a cool info/warning at the start of the trail concerning timber rattlers but don't let that stop... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

The trail to the top is hard work, but worth it when you see the fantastic panorama from the top. Especially the pathway to the right of the cottage.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This hike is great! We started out on a somewhat rainy morning and when we got to the top, the sun was peeking out and made for the most amazing pictures. It is basically all uphill the entire way but so worth it. You can see for miles and to go at this time of year was amazing. The colors... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The hike to the mountain is uphill all the way, but once you get there the view is fantastic. And the return trip is much faster!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The hike itself was very boring until you get to the hotel. The path is wide and steep with not much of a view before that. It is neat to see the hotel ruins along the way. The views from the top were nothing until you climbed the tower or went to the ledge past the little "visitor's center." The... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nick was one of the best tour guides ever. His command of the historical information was phenomenal. Great side stories mixed with just enough humor. I highly recommend the tour. Be sure to stay on the Canadian side to enjoy all of the attractions. Trip included a boat ride to the falls and vists from every angle.

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Scarsdale, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love this hike, with it's setting and beautiful views at the top. There's an abandoned hotel or other structure partway up, which provides an interest stop for photos. It can get really buggy up here, though, so douse yourself in mosquito repellent! I typically do this hike in the fall, when the weather is crisp & the views with fall... More

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Maspeth, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best places I have hiked thus far. With that being said, I have been to many mountains and trails in the past and am a hiking enthusiast.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A nice 5 mile hike (2.5 miles each way). Great views at the top from the fire tower and overlooking the Hudson Valley.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

August weekday and it was not too crowded. Excellent view. Good workout of a hike with a great payoff at the top. It's not a wooded trail. It's a gravel old road by ruins of a hotel. So don't expect total shade beneath a canopy of trees. A great 3 hour hike!!

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