- Sep 3, 2003
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- usually somewhere in Harriman...
Here’s something I haven’t seen discussed here… I’m looking for places to hike (i.e. trailheads) close to small airports in the northeast. New England, NY, Pennsylvania, anyplace I can reach in a couple of hours in an old slow (80mph) open cockpit biplane from central Connecticut, with no ground transportation other than my feet. Real small airports, I mean, a simple grass airstrip is fine, even preferable. Fly up on a Saturday morning, hike in for a quick overnighter, fly home Sunday afternoon. Marcy Field in the Adirondacks is one perfect example, of course, right next to the trailhead for Porter and Cascade Mts. (and the shuttle to other trailheads), and is in my plans for next year. There’s also Slatington, PA, where the airport is about a mile from the AT where it goes through Lehigh Gap. Anything else?