Lenape Ridge

Lenape Ridge, Southern Shawangunks (5/13/2007)

The opening of this brand new 5-mile loop near Port Jervis is the front page story of the May/June 2007 issue of Trail Walker, the periodical of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Blazed by NYNJTC volunteers, this beautiful loop traverses the Lenape Ridge in the Southern Shawangunks offering wonderful views to the east (mostly from the white-blazed Lenape Ridge trail) as well as to the west (mostly from the red-blazed Minisink trail). The hike is described in the "Favorite Hike" column of the paper (page 12).
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Ferns on the Lenape Ridge trail

Mallards in swamp off the trail

Brand new trail is immaculately manicured in spots

View west to Port Jervis

Route 209 bridge connecting Matamoras, PA & Port Jervis, NY

Moss and rocks on Lenape Ridge trail

View of High Point Monument in NJ



Shale slopes on Lenape Ridge


View east of Kittatinnies from Lenape Ridge

High Point Monument


Dragonfly on the ridge

Another view

Mourning dove

Interstate 84 from Lenape Ridge

Beautiful shale all over the ridge

View west to powerline cut near Port Jervis

View east

View east

High Point Monument in distance

Glimpse of Heinlein Pond

House on Heinlein Pond

Another patient dragonfly

Many colors and textures

View west of powerline cut

View east of powerline cut

Red-tailed hawk


View west from Minisink trail

Minisink trail


Hatching caterpillers

View of Port Jervis from Minisink trail

Port Jervis Country Club golf Course

Farms to the west


Massive rock formations on Minisink trail

Photographing a cave

Railroad near Minisink trail

Getting closer to the golf course

NJ Transit train heading SW

Undulating moss

Rock walls on Minisink trail

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