Sunday, October 23, 2022

Catch some of the last fall colors on this gorgeous hike. The trail comes right to the edge of the Hudson River. You will see panoramic views of the Palisade Cliffs on one side, and the beautiful Rockland Lake on the other. You will also hear the curious – and often forgotten – history of this lake. Did you know that it was once so famous that Thomas Edison Films documented the harvesting of ice there? Your guide will tell you how this lake is connected to the now ubiquitous tradition of putting ice in drinks.

Finally, you might even spot a few birds of prey, as we’ll be there at the end of their migration season.

Come with us on a very unique adventure!


Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 6.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet

Group Size: 2 - 14 adventurers


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 7:45 am

Departure Time: 8:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:00 pm



  • Hiking boots
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)