To get some time in the outdoors - Grafton Forest Hiking

When: Saturday, September 26, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: 2 Brick Church Rd, Cropseyville, NY 12052

hikingOn Saturday September 25 2021 we will explore the one of most popular trails in Grafton Forest, New York with our leader Oleg Korobchenko. The trail features a scenic view over the Dunham Reservoir and many other scenic viewpoints.  It will be about 3 hours, easy to some moderate hike. While hiking we will encounter a few ground slopes and it was mostly flat-ground walking.

We will meet on Saturday September 25 at 10:00am at Stewart’s parking lot, located at 2 Brick Church Rd, Cropseyville, NY 12052. Bring water and lunch, come prepared for the weather conditions. Minors are welcome when accompanied by parents. Please confirm your hike with us to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scenes from the trail - Hiking July 10 2021


Hiking on Saturday July 10 th was awesome! Alexander Buyantued led us 7 miles long hikingfrom the Kaaterskill Falls to Inspiration Point in the Catskills Mountains. Weather was sunny perfect. From Scutt Rd parking lot we proceeded straight along the trail, our first stop being the viewing platform that overlooks Kaaterskill Falls. We had taken a group picture there. Breathtaking views of the waterfall with a ton of water flowing down due to recent rains. The trail was very swampy on this day. After a short descent, the trail reaches Layman’s Monument. The  memorial was erected in 1901 to commemorate Frank Layman, who died on the site of the memorial on August 10, 1900, while fighting a forest fire. In 500 feet, after a steep climb up a large rock, it reaches a panoramic viewpoint. Kaaterskill Clove is directly below. This first viewpoint was very crowded. Since Alexander knew there were other viewpoints on this hike, we did not stay long and continued on. A little further along, we reached another expansive viewpoint on the right. This was a much smaller rock ledge and we took a short break here. From here there are panoramic views to the west and south.  The trail begins to climb away from the slope….. and passes through very picturesque and rocky area.  During the hike we took so many wonderful photos. Our group of 19 people was probably too large and becouse of it we lost 3 people who took a wrong turn. Thanks to a smart suggestion by Sevil Breton to use Iphone’s Send My Current Location feature the group leader found the missing persons who rejoined the group.

This was a fantastic hike that is achievable by most beginners! 

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