First-time or amateur hikers (or families!) will enjoy walking the Wildway Overlook Trail to witness the beautiful lookout of South Boquet Mountain near Essex, NY. This hike measures 1.5 miles roundtrip, taking most hikers just over an hour to complete.
Wildway Overlook Trail also features lovely wildflower patches, forest views, and views of Lake Champlain and the Champlain Valley, and the Green Mountains of Vermont across the lake. The trail is open year-round, and many visitors enjoy using the trail for bird watching and snowshoeing, as well as hiking.
This trail is part of the Split Rock Wildway, an ambitious effort to conserve a wildlife corridor connecting Lake Champlain and the high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. The goal is habitat connectivity—ensuring wild creatures have room to roam. CATS is a critical partner in this private-public conservation effort. The corridor travels west through forests ad farmlands vulnerable to development.
A special thanks to the Eddy Foundation for hosting this trail on its property.