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Basin Mountain - Hiking

Adirondacks, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Basin Mountain ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Basin Mountain?

Basin Mountain is located in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. At 3,827 feet, Basin is the 10th highest peak in the park. The mountain is a popular destination for hikers, who can choose from a variety of trails that lead to the summit. The most popular route is the moderate 2.5-mile climb up the east side of the mountain, which offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

Basin Mountain is also popular with climbers, who find its steep, challenging slopes a perfect testing ground for their skills. The mountain is home to a number of small glaciers, which make for an interesting climb in winter. For those who prefer a less strenuous hike, there are plenty of beautiful areas around Basin Mountain to explore, including several lovely alpine meadows.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-73.8862527
44.1211639

What are the coordinates and address of Basin Mountain?

Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain, Keene, NY 12943, USA

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Starting Point

The best way to get to the start of the trails at the Basin Mountain in New York is to drive to the trailhead.

Why visit Basin Mountain

Basin Mountain is a beautiful mountain located in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. The mountain is part of the High Peaks region, which contains 46 of the tallest mountains in the state. Basin Mountain is one of the most popular mountains to hike in the area, and offers stunning views from the summit.

The hike to the summit of Basin Mountain is about 5 miles round trip, and is considered moderate in difficulty. The trail climbs steadily through a forest of birch and maple trees, with occasional views of the surrounding mountains. The summit of Basin Mountain is a rocky peak with 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. On a clear day, hikers can see as far as the Vermont border to the north, and the Catskill Mountains to the south.

Basin Mountain is a great mountain to hike year-round, but the best time to visit is in autumn when the leaves are changing color. The mountain is also popular for skiing and snowboarding in the winter.

Is Basin Mountain in New York a good place for the whole family?

Basin Mountain is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including hiking, fishing, and camping.

Things not to be missed

Near Basin Mountain in New York, the best activities to enjoy are hiking and camping. There are also great views of the surrounding area from the summit of Basin Mountain.

1. Hiking - Basin Mountain is a great place for a hike with its many trails that offer beautiful views of the surrounding area.

2. Fishing - The Delaware River and its tributaries offer some great fishing opportunities.

3. Camping - There are several great camping spots near Basin Mountain that offer plenty of privacy and beautiful scenery.

4. Biking - The roads and trails near Basin Mountain make for a great biking experience.

5. Wildlife Viewing - There is plenty of wildlife to be seen near Basin Mountain, including deer, bears, and eagles.

Where to eat?

1. The Wildflower Cafe - This cafe is located in the heart of the Adirondacks and is known for its fresh, local ingredients.

2. The Hermitage Inn - This inn is located in the middle of the woods and is known for its amazing views and delicious food.

3. The Rusty Nail - This restaurant is located in a historic building and is known for its unique atmosphere and delicious food.

4. The Boathouse - This restaurant is located on a lake and is known for its beautiful views and delicious food.

5. The Mountain View Inn - This inn is located on a mountain and is known for its amazing views and delicious food.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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