Before I started guiding trips, I'd taken several friends on this trail I put together (including my 65-year old mom!) and everyone's loved it because it parallels a stream - which is fed by a dammed lake - and the altitude gains are gradual, so you can leave your climbing gear at home. Although we'll be walking approximately 7 miles between two villages, we should be arriving at Tuxedo in time to catch the 6:30 train back home.
Sebago Lake, like most of the other bodies of water in this area, is not swimmable (according to signs you won't even notice), but it is fishable (in case you want to catch your lunch). Once we cross this point, we'll relax and then we've got the entire trail practically to ourselves until Tuxedo; and you'll appreciate it, because after a lake-side snooze, you'll have to fight the -itis hard to get to the end and you don't want anyone else seeing that.
We'll be meeting at the entrance to NJ Transit in Penn Station in NY at 8:45a for a 9:14a departure. Purchase your round-trip ticket to Tuxedo via Secaucus Junction. Tickets are apprx $25 from the tellers. We should be back at Penn Station by approx 8p. Here's my handy-dandy checklist for what gear to bring.
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