Peaked Rock Trail – hiking

This hike begins roughly 30 miles east of Saratoga Springs.  The Peaked Rock Trail meanders along Snake Ridge in the Battenkill State Forest. Located in Washington County this 983 acre mixed forest is an excellent day adventure.  The trail leads to Peaked Rock at 1100 feet above the Battenkill River.  Vermont lies just on the other side of the range.  Continue reading

Spruce Mountain

This is a short hike in the southern most part of the Adirondack State Park in northern Saratoga County. Several logging roads intertwine with the hiking trail on the hike up. Look for trail markers along the way heading in a northerly direction. The trail crosses land used by the Blue Jay Hunting Club on a lease from International Paper, so hiking is not recommended during hunting season (late September through early December). Continue reading

Spring Run Trailhead – Moreau Lake State Park – hiking

Named for the stream running down the thickly vegetated mountainside at this destination is part of Moreau Lake State Park. The trail immediately begins with a climb up the dirt utility road just south of the trailhead, marked with a large swing gate. The trail continues to climb up the ridge as it crosses under the utility lines, where it another trails spurs off to the left. Continue reading