View Full Version : Max Shaul Hiking- Memorial Day (potentially rainy...) Weekend

05-26-2005, 01:28 PM
"If you are camping at Max Shaul, be sure to check out Mine Kill Falls park, Vromans Nose and Middleburg Cliffs"

This is the wonderful advice I was given concerning a camping/hiking trip I'm taking this weekend. I'll be camping at Max Shaul Camping ground n
Here's the deal- I am at a medium experience level for hiking, but I like to go to the top of mountains... (for example potash near lake george). Also, I would like to go to fun watering holes....

So a 5-6 hour hike to a peak with a nice view is perfect...
and some holes of water with cliffs I can jump off of :)


If anyone has anymore advice, I would greatl

05-26-2005, 01:54 PM
Those are short hikes listed above (but still nice if you have just a couple hours to kill).

If you want longer hikes, you will have to drive South to Catskills.

Windham, Blackhead, Black Dome, Thomas Cole, Westkill, and Hunter are probably closest.

05-26-2005, 03:31 PM
the hikes you mentioned are all along the "long path" so even though they are short destinations, they can be hiked as a longer hike - i have a place 4 miles from shaul park - the long path runs practically past me (and the park), i did all the sections from gilboa to altamont - it is a nice place to hike with a few good views, but most of it is through the woods
if you are looking for a decent hike up a mountain from the max shaul state park area, it is 40 minutes to many catskill high peak hikes - - - so for a mountain hike the catskills would be best - the catskill 3500 club has group hikes going on every weekend to high peaks for non-members who wish to become members (you don't just join, you become a member after you have climbed the 35 peaks that are taller than 3500 feet high) - if you would like a list of the 3500 club hikes e-mail me ( kchub@att.net ).