Date Hiked
5 years ago
Difficulty
Trail Head
43° 52' 27.4945", -74° 25' 52.1498"

Hike to the summit of Blue Mountain. The trail was rugged and rocky, but well marked. It had rained the day before so everything was wet and muddy. I took a pretty relaxed pace and reached the summit in about 2 hours. On the summit is a old fire tower. The view from the fire tower is fantastic. (See the Photos!) 

GPS Track of hike overlayed on a topographical map

GPS graph of speed verse elevation

 

Points of Interest
43° 52' 16.7549", -74° 24' 8.2131"

As you approach the summit the trees start clearing offering some great views of Blue Mountain Lake, Other peaks, and out to the horizon.

43° 52' 20.8055", -74° 24' 3.6169"

Fire Tower at the summit offers some amazing views.

Date Hiked
5 years ago
Difficulty
Trail Head
43° 12' 37.553", -76° 19' 25.9692"

A state wildlife management area, with decent walking and biking trails. Trails are well maintained and dry. Love coming here with my dog. There's a 100 acre man made marsh, forests meadows, streams and ponds. Lots of wildlife and plant life. A family of Bald Eagles has a nest at the center of the marsh.

Points of Interest
43° 12' 42.5992", -76° 19' 50.0898"

Marsh overlook, great vantage point for seeing the Eagles nest to the south in the cluster of trees.

Video: Adult Bald Eagle perched near nest - https://youtu.be/NeR5x0Rr2pk

43° 12' 37.7752", -76° 20' 20.5833"

A man made berm and concrete dam to slow the flow of water and control the marsh size. This provides a great lookout point to the bulk of the marsh. From here I have observed Bullhead Fish, Minnows, tadpoles, frogs, Butterflys, Dragon Flys, Canadian Geese, Mallard Ducks, Red Wing Black Birds, Finches, Sparrows, Barn Swallows, Hawks, and Bald Eagles.

Videos from this point: