Guided History Hike of Storm King

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Guided History Hike with Robert Lifset author of "Power on the Hudson."

Join us for a steep, challenging and inspiring 5-mile hike through the history on mighty Storm King Mountain.  Professor Lifset, author of Power on the Hudson will lead us to awe-inspiring views of the Hudson River and share the tale of how the Trail Conference and its partners prevented Storm King  from being taken over by GE as a massive power plant.  Starting at the Esty and Hellie Stowell Trailhead, we will also see the results of Trail Conference volunteers’ cutting edge trail building work through some of the area's steepest and most rugged terrain. Due to its steep nature and 1,000-foot vertical climb, this challenging hike is only appropriate for hikers with strong legs and good cardiovascular fitness.  Bring plenty of water, snacks, proper footwear and any personal medications to ensure a safe, enjoyable hike.


Location and Directions:  Esty and Hellie Stowell Trailhead, Cornwall, NY.  There is no street address for the Esty and Hellie Stowell Trailhead, but you can follow the directions below and plot personalized directions using links below:

From Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and points north: 
Follow Route 9W South for 4.5 miles.  Turn right on Route 218.  Trailhead is 1.6 miles on the right.

From George Washington Bridge, Tappan Zee Bridge and northern New Jersey:
Palisades Parkway North to Bear Mountain Circle. Proceed three-quarters of the way around. Follow Route 9W North approximately 11 miles. Trailhead is on the left.

Find trailhead entrance on Google maps:

Plot directions using Google maps:,-74.005091/@41.4403492,-74.008492,747m/data=!3m1!1e3  

(Enter your starting address in the top line of the blue box and hit Enter.)

*Free Parking

Register here for the Book Talk and Signing: Power on the Hudson. 

April 22nd, 2017 from 10:00 AM to  1:00 PM
Storm King State Park – Esty and Hellie Stowell Trailhead
United States
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Coordinator Jennifer Zack
For more information, contact... (201) 512-9348, ext. 824.