Balsam Lake Mountain (6/15)
The views from the top of Balsam Lake Mountain are the best in the Western Catskills. The historic, restored firetower offers 360 degree views, and even has a map matching all the Catskills peaks within view for easy identification. A gentle trail with minimal elevation change for a Catskills 3500 peak, this is an excellent first Catskills hike for newcomers and beginners.
Dog friendly: four-legged hikers welcome!
Beginner’s welcome: a great first taste of the Catskills
All adventures include:
- Transportation from/to New York City with convenient pickup locations near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Grand Central in Manhattan
- Breakfast of fresh fruit and donuts and a selection of coffees and teas
- Lunch and snacks on our adventure
- Note: we offer vegetarian and vegan options and we’re happy to accommodate any dietary and allergy needs