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Cool Family Hike in Garrison New York



Arden Point and Glenclyffe

Cool Family Hike Garrison

We had no clue this set of trails existed! It’s always fun to find new destinations to explore. Located in Garrison NY, if you aren’t looking, you will miss where the trail even starts! We are so happy we did find it because this is a really fun, family destination.

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To find the trail head, don’t go into the Garrison Train Station Parking lot. In fact, I saw people park here and well, a police officer wrote them a ticket seconds after they left to hike the trail. We went to the train station parking lot and asked for directions. The rail worker didn’t even have an answer. All he told us was that walking on the train tracks was illegal. Thank you for the tip. Wasn’t planning on it, but now I know. We pulled back out of the parking lot and right on the corner is a small parking area for about three cars and the entrance. Park there. I pulled in so that there was room for others instead of being rude and parallel parking. We don’t like Trail Idiots. They aren’t cool.


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As you enter, there are maps. We missed them the first time walking into the trail. It’s on your left as you enter on a post or maybe it was a tree. Anyways, it’s hard to miss unless you are us. The trail is super easy. It has become more narrow as vegetation growth comes in. However, still very manageable. Just don’t roll in the growth and you will be fine. Dogs are also allowed. Almost immediately, there are some cool old ruins on the right. At the bridge, we went over it. On our first trip to Arden Point, we went right and ended up bushwhacking and never completed the loop fully. No clue where it connects. The second trip to Arden Point we went to  the right and spent a couple hours sitting at a small clearing on the Hudson River. When all done, go back over the bridge and retrace your steps. If you are feeling spunky, continue on the other trail. We have yet to explore it as Abby Girl is saving it for daddy. 


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Cool Fact: this is the trail that follows Benedict Arnold’s escape route and the whole area is rich in history. Visit the website to learn more and turn the experience into a history lesson! Read more


Watch the Video! Double Family Hike even the Fat Dog Can Do!


Bonus Hike:


Pelton Pond/Fahnestock State Park is an awesome small bonus hike. We did both in no time at all in the rain. Pelton Pond loop is roughly a mile around the water. Lot’s of ups and downs and places to go stand on the edge of the water. Still moderately easy. Just watch the rocks especially with little ones. 

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