North-South Lake Campground

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North-South Lake is the biggest and most popular state campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve, offering extraordinary scenic beauty, and historical sites, such as: Alligator Rock, Kaaterskill Falls, and the former site of the Catskill Mountain House. An abrupt change in elevation occurs from about 540 feet above sea level at the base of the escarpment to approximately 2,250 feet at the site of the former Catskill Mountain House. The provinces around the lakes have long provided visitors with exceptional views of the surrounding countryside. It is said that on a clear day, five states can be viewed from the escarpment. (Source:

Aug 29th 2012 Wednesday

Inspiration Point, Hotel Kaaterskill, & Palenville Overlook

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The starting point was the parking area near North Lake for the former site of the Catskill Mountain House. Signed in at the trail register just beyond the Catskill Mountain House location. First destination was the former site of the Hotel Kaaterskill. A quick loop around [...]

Oct 9th 2010 Saturday

Boulder Rock and Boot Jack Rock

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Boulder Rock CatskillSearch had a late start to the day and our trip destination was Boulder Rock. Both Walton Van Loan and Vly Rusk use an alternate spelling for Boulder Rock on their Catskill maps from the 1800s- They use the spelling "Bowlder". Earlier in the day we photo [...]

Aug 5th 2010 Thursday

U&D Railroad: Kaaterskill Branch

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CatskillSearch explored the Ulster & Delaware Railroad ROW from South Lake to the U&D abutment located on the east side of Laurel House Road. This abutment helped form the crossing of the U&D Railroad over Spruce Creek. South Lake is located in the North South La [...]

May 27th 2010 Thursday

Hotel Kaaterskill

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The Hotel Kaaterskill is great moderate hike and the start of the trail is located just outside the entrance of the North South Lake Campgrounds. The Scutt Road DEC parking area is a popular starting point for many Catskill hiking destinations. (More information below the ph [...]

Sep 19th 2005 Monday

Newman’s Ledge (Escarpment Trail)

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This was my second hike to Newman's Ledge which is located on the Escarpment Trail near the North-South Lake Campground. On a prior visit I could not see beyond 10 feet while at Newman's Ledge as cloud cover/ fog was very low and dense that day. Newman's Ledge looks over t [...]

Sep 19th 2005 Monday

Newman’s Ledge 360

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