1777E/Doodletown Bridle Path Loop from Route 9W

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

This hike follows pleasant woods roads through the abandoned hamlet of Doodletown and loops back on the Doodletown Bridle Path.

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From the parking area, walk back across the bridge. On the left (west) side of the road, turn left at a sign for "Doodletown" and proceed uphill on an old road with crumbling pavement. This road, known as Doodletown Road, led into the hamlet of Doodletown, which was abandoned in 1965. Small historic markers along the way identify various former buildings and their occupants.

The road...

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March 22, 2014
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Bleeding Heart Libertarian Hiker
October 14, 2013
I did this hike with my wife and dog on 10/12/13.  Very nice hike and description was easy to follow.
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August 05, 2013
Great hike, loved the cemeteries and all the signs with historical info about the remains of the buildings. Got startled by a deer crashing through the bushes onto the trail right in front of us. :)
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Manning Krull
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