Townsend Trail/Long Meadow Extension Loop

Sterling Forest State Park

View from the first viewpoint on the Townsend Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin View from the first viewpoint on the Townsend Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to two panoramic viewpoints.

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On a tree adjacent to the parking area, you'll notice two triple blazes. The triple white blaze marks the start of t...

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Trip Reports

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November 06, 2018
Beautiful hike but TICKS EVERYWHERE!
This hike started off wonderfully, but unfortunately came to an abrupt end upon entering the Long Meadow Trail area. There were ticks EVERYWHERE and I was actually wearing full tick permethrin gear as well as repellent. They covered me! Luckily I was able to pick them off before they bit, but I did have to remove some clothing on the side of the road. Not the most fun! I'm looking forward to going back in the winter when hopefully there is less of a chance of that.
October 18, 2015
good hike
Just did a quick hike today. The path was well marked and it seemed to go quicker than the time indicated. Highly recommend if you want a short hike and have the rest of the day to do something.
January 28, 2014
Mileage of hike
I have reviewed the length of this hike with John Mack, our West Hudson Trails Chair, and he has assured me that the 3.8-mile figure we give as the distance of the hike is accurate.  This figure is based on wheel measurements, which are more accurate than GPS measurements.
Daniel Chazin
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