There is just one month to go before we reach the registration deadline for the 2017 Hike-A-Thon – no additional registrations will be accepted after June 16th.
As a reminder, the Hike-A-Thon is set for Wednesday, July 5th. If you haven’t registered yet, but want to, there are still a few great options available:
Amy’s Park – Wetlands Hike, Bolton Landing
This is a one-mile round-trip hike that is a great option for hikers of all ages. There are a few low bog bridges and short ups and downs, but overall an easy hike that ends at the magnificent beaver pond. There are plenty of treasures along the way to keep young ones interested, from salamanders to wildflowers.
Amy’s Park – Uplands Hike, Bolton Landing
For a bit more of a challenge, take the red trail to a lookout just below High Nopit. This is 1.5 miles round-trip and includes steep and narrow sections requiring steady footing. The view is a beauty, and includes the wetlands of Amy’s Park and Pole Hill.
Charles R. Wood Nature Park, Lake George
This Nature Park is a hidden gem located on West Brook Rd, across from the Village’s Festival space. The accessible trail system is great for strollers and wheelchairs, and loops around ponds and wetlands, with educational signage along the way. Benches and other seating areas also dot the trails. Since it’s right in the Village, the Park is within walking distance to beaches, stores, restaurants, a natural playground, and restrooms.
Cook Mountain Preserve, Ticonderoga
One of our more challenging hikes, this site also offers one of our best views of Lake George! The hike is about 3 miles round-trip, and includes a steep and steady climb to the summit. Side trails also provide views of Ticonderoga and Vermont’s Green Mountains, and lead to a historic cemetery.
Peggy’s Point, Hague
This 2-acre waterfront park in downtown Hague has a special designation of dog-park-for-a-day just for the Hike-A-Thon! All are welcome – you can come with or without a dog (or two) – but activities and giveaways will be geared towards our four-legged companions and their owners. The property is ideal for youngsters and those unable to hike; there is a short wood-chipped path that leads to a garden and bench, plus a gazebo provides seating and shade.
Need more information about these sites? Go to our interactive map for additional details. Ready to register? Click on the button below and sign up today!