The Easy Trail In New York That Will Take You To The Top Of The World
New York is known for having a variety of amazing hiking trails in all different regions of our state. Explorers can put their strength to the test by climbing one of our High Peaks or go for a more leisurely stroll along one of our boardwalk hikes. While most residents universally enjoy hiking and getting outdoors, not all of us have the energy to make it up to the top of some of our state’s tallest mountains. Giving you something short but sweet, this one easy trail will leave you feeling like you’re Mufasa overlooking your home state kingdom.
Just off Mill Valley Road in Middleburgh, Vroman's Nose is a short and easy hike that everyone can take on.
Part of the Long Path that runs from up in the Adirondacks to down in New Jersey, Vroman's Nose Loop Trail will start off by having you hike through a magnificently serene forest.
With an elevation gain of just under 500-feet, the majority of the trail is a gradual climb that only includes a few steep sections - but it's nothing you can't handle!
Once you reach the top you'll feel like you're king of the world, with plenty of rock outcrops for you to relax on.
From the summit, you'll have sweeping views of the Schoharie Valley and beautiful farmland that's all down below you.
Commonly known as the "Dance Floor" the summit has a large flat surface that was created by glacial movements.
Great for hikers of all ages and skill level, Vroman's Nose is less than an hour west of Albany and is a short 1.7-mile long loop trail.
Bonus! Right next to the parking lot and trailhead there's an adorable little shop called Under The Nose that sells a bunch of Vroman's Nose hiking shirts.
A quite minute walk, you can stop into Under The Nose after your hike to grab a shirt or one of their amazing homemade ice cream sandwiches that will help cool you off.
Hiking and ice cream, does it get any better than this? Once the weather warms up, you'll find that Vroman's Nose becomes quite the popular place to go hiking with families and to enjoy picnics up onto of the nose. Luckily the parking lot is quite large and easy to find off of Mill Valley Road in Schoharie County.
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