Hike The Ferncliff Forest In Rhinebeck, NY
Drive to the forest and park in the lot off Mt. Rutsen Road.
Decide on your route. The 1.7 mile yellow route is the prettiest. You can extend with others.
The yellow path will lead you to the 350 foot tower with amazing views.
Climb the tower and take in the view of the Hudson Valley at the top.
The path is clear with some rolling hills but no steep inclines.
Keep an eye out for the colored markers to make sure you’re on the right path.
Check out the giant algae-filled green lake.
Take a seat and enjoy the colors of the trees reflecting off the cleaner main lake.
Pack a lunch and enjoy it under one of the shaded picnic benches near the main lake.