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Overlook Mountain

Woodstock, NY
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature lovers with its trails and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature lovers with its trails and campgrounds.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is perhaps the most continually strenuous hike I've ever been on. Relentless elevation climb. Stunning views from the fire tower.

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great views and an interesting ruined hotel about 3/4 the way up. You can climb the fire tower but not for those with vertigo. The outlook rock has wonderful views. Its about 1 /12 hour walk up and quite an easy walk.

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I did this hike for the first time Sat (11/8/14) and really enjoyed it. It is a fairly easy hike terrain wise and it is mostly gravel roads. The most challenging part is that it is 2 miles uphill (constant incline)the entire way from the parking lot to the Fire Tower. There is not much to see while walking up... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

2 miles straight up a mostly gravel road. Not a difficult or technical hike but it is a non stop climb so you will feel it. Don't underestimate it because the hike is rated easy on trail guides. Also - yes, there are rattlesnakes!. But the view at the top is worth it.

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Tinton Falls, NJ
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We did this very challenging hike on the day after Halloween. It's not an easy walk up - 2.5 miles up to the hotel ruins and another half mile to the fire tower. The walk up is steep, so pace yourself. It took us about 2 hours to get to the old hotel with about 15 minutes looking around there... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The roads leading to and from were breathtaking this fall and we plan on returning to the area next year. Hopefully in a rented convertible.

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Syracuse, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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