Monday, January 25, 2010

Blue Ledges on the Hudson

Friday we headed on up towards Newcomb with a stop along the way at the Blue Ledges on the Hudson. The trail starts off of North Woods Club Road which is located just outside of Minerva on Route 28N. The road winds its way through the woods, rising and falling through the dense forest. The trail starts just before Huntley Pond, on the left side of the road, (parking is available on the right).

It was a gorgeous day to be outdoors, and what a wonderful trail! I can't wait to head back during the summer months, or perhaps the fall. I suspect that the trail is rather busy on weekends, but we were lucky only to see one other couple who were heading in as we were on our way out. The trail is fairly level, with just a few steady climbs up and down, and it took us about 2 hours with rests to complete the 5 mile round trip.

This picture doesn't do justice to how beautiful and amazing the cliffs are. But this is the "Blue Ledges"


Snowy trail and frozen stream.

And some really cool ice crystals along the trail.


  1. love the last picture. great composition and contrast!

  2. Great ice crystals shot! I find it very difficult to get good photos of ice.