Thursday, January 3, 2013

News: No wintertime motor vehicle access to Balsam Lake Trailhead in Catskills

The Town of Hardenburgh has marked the of the Beaver Kill Road as seasonal and will no longer be plowing or maintaining the road in the winter months beyond the Mongaup-Hardenburgh Trailhead.  This means that there is no wintertime motor vehicle access to the Balsam Lake Trailhead.  Access will no be via foot, snowshoe or skis from the Mongaup-Hardenbugh Trailhead, an approximately 1.65 mile trip.

The Balsam Lake Trailhead provides access to the the Dry Brook Ridge Trail, the Balsam Lake Mountain Trail and the Neversink-Hardenburgh Trail.

More information can be found on the Trail Conference's Catskill Trail Conditions Page.  The trailhead is found on Map #143 of the Trail Conferece's Catskill Map Set.


For More Information on Catskills Hiking and Outdoors

Check out our Catskill Mountain Information Page for hikes, advice and planning information. 

Need a hiking map for the Catskills?  The Trail Conference publishes the Catskills Trails Map Set, which is the best set of maps available for hiking in the Catskills.  How about a guidebook?  Both AMC and ADK publish Trail Guides to the Catskill Region and the Adventures in the Outdoors Bookstore carries many more books and maps for hiking and exploring the Catskill Mountain region.

Guide to Catskill Trails (Forest Preserve, #8) (The Forest Preserve Series)AMC Catskill Mountain Guide, 2nd: AMC's Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in the Catskills (Appalachian Mountain Club)Catskill Trails


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