For the couple months, I’ve been taking time for weekly hiking trips to various places scattered a stone’s throw outside of the Albany area. The fact that I haven’t been to the same place twice yet this year has served to be a wonderful reminder of just how many awesome places there are to hike and visit in our extended backyard.
Most recently, I ventured just past the Kingston exit (about 45 minutes off the highway) to Sam’s Point Preserve in Ulster County. Sam’s Point is the highest point of the Shawagunk Ridge in New York, at 2,289 feet and they have 4,600 acres preserved.
Hit the jump for photos and to get the gist of what Sam’s Point is all about.