Balsam Lake Mountain (10/2)
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.
Cardio Intensity: Moderate.
Terrain: On trail, generally good footing.
Dog friendly: Four-legged hikers welcome!
Beginner’s welcome: A great first taste of the Catskills
All adventures include:
- Lunch and snacks on our adventure (Note: we offer vegetarian and vegan options and we’re happy to accommodate any dietary and allergy needs)
- Transportation option: includes transportation from/to New York City with convenient pickup locations near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Grand Central in Manhattan and a breakfast of fresh fruit and donuts with a selection of coffees and teas