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Hike in the Catskills: The Historic Escarpment

The Escarpment is a three thousand foot wall of ledges and cliffs that rises abruptly from the Hudson Valley along the eastern edge of the Catskills, providing jaw dropping views over the valley and, on a clear day, into Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut. This particular area of the Escarpment has been a popular destination for hiking for over 200 years and there is a reason the famed hotels of the Catskills’ Golden era were located here. Come explore the legendary viewpoints, forests, brooks, and lakes that inspired the Hudson River Valley School of Painters and authors like James Fenimore Cooper who brought the Catskills national renown.    

This trip picks up at the Staten Island OutdoorFest Campout!

Great for: picturesque landscapes and views

Bonus: plenty of time for photos, and they’ll look awesome

TIP: Use the option for “OUTDOORFEST” to get the discounted $99 price.

About your host: Destination Backcountry

We love sharing with you the most wild and beautiful places in NY! Day & Overnight Adventures Hiking, Backpacking, Holistic Adventures, Canoeing, Survival School and more. Transportation to/from NYC–your choice of B’klyn or Manhattan!–gourmet meals and experienced, knowledgeable, friendly guides, pros at creating a relaxed, welcoming & supportive experience for novice to experienced adventurers.

Earlier Event: June 1
Salomon 5K Night Run + Concert
Later Event: June 2
Hike the Long Path