Long Path

The Long Path is a 347.4-mile (559.1 km) long-distance hiking trail beginning at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey and currently ending at Altamont, New York, in the Albany area. While not yet a continuous trail, relying on road walks in some areas, it nevertheless takes in many of the popular hiking attractions west of the Hudson River, such as the New Jersey Palisades, Harriman State Park, the Shawangunk Ridge and the Catskill Mountains. It offers hikers an incredible diversity of environments to pass through, from suburbia and sea-level salt marshes along the Hudson to wilderness and boreal forest on Catskill summits 4,000 feet (1219 m) in elevation.

When originally conceived in the 1930s, it was to be the antithesis of a hiking trail, with neither a designated route nor blazes, simply a list of points of interest hikers could find their own routes to. However, increasing development after World War II in Orange and Rockland counties made that less workable, and it was revived in the 1960s as a standard trail. Future plans call for it to be extended through the Adirondacks to the Canadian border.

Read more about Long Path:  The Long Path Today, Management, Marking, End-to-end

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... Afterwards, it crosses the village of Middleburgh and follows NY 145 briefly to climb the Middleburgh cliffs, then makes its way across Cotton Hill and Cannady state forests to Albany County, where it takes in the Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area, Cole Hill State Forest and the 270-degree view of both the Catskills and Adirondacks from Roemer's High Point along the Helderberg Escarpment, which it follows north to Thacher Park, the Indian Ladder and finally its current end at NY 146. ...
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... Trail Big Hill, stone structure, Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail Long Path Cave shelter, off the Long Path Cohasset, metal structure, Long Path Dutch Doctor, stone structure, off the White Bar Trail E.D ... Ramapo-Dunderberg Menomine Trails Stockbridge, stone structure, Long Path Tom Jones, stone structure, off the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail West Mountain, stone structure, Timp-Torne ...
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... The Long Path laser was an early high energy infrared laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used to study inertial confinement fusion ... Long path was completed in 1972 and was the first ICF laser ever to use neodymium doped glass as the lasing medium ... Long path was mostly used to investigate laser energy absorption in deuterated plastic targets ...
Kaaterskill High Peak - Approaches - Southern Route
... users (A color given on all DEC lands to sections of the Long Path not part of other designated trails) ... state sign indicates the distances to Palenville, the next place the Long Path reaches civilization, and other points of interest on the far side of the mountain ... Finally, at a junction 3.7 miles (6 km) from the trailhead, the Long Path drops down into Kaaterskill Clove while the snowmobile route heads up a ...
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... letter showing the truth) and the resurrected King and Queen in the long path's ending ... Also, Jollo the Court Clown helped out in the long path's ending by supplying the genie's bottle ... In the short path's ending, Captain Saladin says that he was banished forever from the Land of the Green Isles ...

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