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Hike Sterling Forest/Bare Rock Tuxedo, NY

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Description:   Join the Morris Ski Club on a moderate/strenuous hike in the Sterling Forest New York.  Our hike begins with a visit to the remnants of an old iron mine and furnace.  After a few miles we will arrive at Bare Rock which offers a fantastic view of Greenwood Lake including the section where we have gone paddle boarding.  The hike continues with a climb involving some minor rock scrambling to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower for some additional views.  We will then finish off the day by going to a nearby bar and grill (probably Rhodes North).


Important notes for the hike:

  1. Hiking boots are highly recommended as the trails are rocky in spots and can be muddy
  2. Daypack to carry extra clothing, sufficient water and your snack or lunch.
  3. Bring a camera (Bare Rock and the Fire Tower are great for photos).
  4. Restroom facilities are located inside the visitor’s center.
  5. GPS Coordinates: 19787,-74.256125)


Directions to the hike location from Morristown:

  • Take I-287 North – merging briefly onto the NYS Thruway (toward Albany) but

immediately exiting at 15A onto Rte 17 North

  • Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Route 17 and head north for 1.4 miles to the exit for Sterling Forest.
  • Follow Sterling Mine Road (County Route 72) west for 3.0 miles.
  • At the traffic light, turn right onto Long Meadow Road (County Route 84).
  • Long Meadow Road past IBM for a total of 3.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto Sterling Lake Road
  • After 0.5 mile make a right onto Old Forge Road.
  • Parking lot will be on the right.


For additional directions enter Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center.


Event leader: Paul Van Duyne C (201) 470-9317  / Email: p_vanduyne@yahoo.com.


Sign Up: Advanced sign up by e-mail is not required is appreciated


Weather: If the weather is questionable the status of hike will be posted on the Yahoo and Meet-up sites.To contact Paul the day of the hike with any other questions (201) 470-9317.


October 6, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Paul Van Duyne


Sterling Forest Visitors Center
Old Forge Road
Tuxedo Park, NY
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