Inspiration Point, Hotel Kaaterskill, & Palenville Overlook

The starting point was the parking area near North Lake for the former site of the Catskill Mountain House.

August 29, 2012

Article was updated on June 23, 2022

The starting point was the parking area near North Lake for the former site of the Catskill Mountain House. Signed in at the trail register just beyond the Catskill Mountain House location. The first destination was the former site of the Hotel Kaaterskill. A quick loop around and then headed out to Inspiration Point and Sunset Rock. Backtracked a bit on the trail and hiked down to Palenville Overlook from an older unmaintained trail. Then hiked back to the car passing the location of the former Otis Elevating Railway. The total hiking trip according to the Garmin was 7.8 miles.

As I left the North Lake South Lake area I quickly stopped at the former Haines Falls Railroad Station to take a picture. The MTHS is currently in the progress of placing a section of railroad tracks near the station to show what it looked like in the past.

Previous Trips to these places:
Hotel Kaaterskill
Inspiration Point and Sunset Rock


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