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Snowshoe Hike to Kaaterskill Falls Viewing Platform / with Moe Lemire

  • The Mountain Top Historical Society, Inc  5132 Rt. 23A Haines Falls, NY 12436 (map)

This hike is to benefit the Mountain Top Historical Society, Inc.

Distance: Roughly 3 miles round trip
Level of difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Fee $10.00 Donation

Come see Kaaterskill Falls in all her glory from the winter perspective.

See how the waterfall and surrounding land become a winter spectacular.

This snowshoe will depart from the MTHS campus and proceed along the KRT 1.5 miles to the Laurel House Road parking area. From there, we will follow the path down to the Kaaterskill Falls viewing platform. Once folks are ready to depart we will retrace our footsteps back up the trail to the parking area. Then we will follow the KRT back to the Mountain Top Historical Society.  

Folks wishing to participate on this walk need to bring their own snowshoes.

At this time we do not have the ability to rent snowshoes but if this proves to be a popular walk we can look into snowshoe rental.  

If folks wish to come on this walk without snowshoes a pair of microspikes would be highly recommended for possibility of ice on trail.

What to bring

Water, Snacks or a lite lunch, Warm clothes - Dress in layers (Hat + Gloves too), Backpack, Hand and Foot warmers, Yaktrax or micro-spikes in case of patches of ice, Boots if snow cover is on the ground, Second pair of dry socks, Tissues, Chapstick

Things to know

Winter activity can require different planning than that for spring, summer and fall. This activity is on easy to moderate terrain, but in winter conditions ice and snow can be slippery even on flat terrain. Having proper items with you is imperative. Dress in warm layered clothes which can be removed or added back as the body warms and cools. Bring plenty of water and snacks to keep energy levels up. You burn more calories in winter conditions which keeps the body warm. Carrying a backpack to hold items will make carrying what you need much easier. This event can happen during light snow. Any major storm or rain will postpone the event  and a new date determined. Moe Lemire is a trained and licensed guide. He is CPR and first aid certified. Exploring the outdoors during the winter can be a rewarding experience. 


MTHS does not require membership for hike participation. We do however request that you register for each hike. Participants can register on our contacts page or by calling (518) 589-6657. Please leave your name, phone number, and # in your party. Schedule subject to change. The latest information is available on our web site Notification of changes, including cancellations due to weather will be made on the web site up to the day of any given hike.