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Summer Fun at Popular Winter Destination Suspended for Now




Winter and Ski Season may be behind us but that doesn't mean that the Hudson Valley and Catskill ski slopes aren't preparing for next winter. Most of the improvements at slopes get done this time of year.

Early this month I told you about Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park digging up the mountain in Sullivan County to put in a new snow-making system and possibly down the road a new chair lift. Now I see that HUnter Mountain has some construction going on as well to get ready for the next ski season.

Hunter Mountain via Facebook
Hunter Mountain via Facebook

Hunter Mountain Hiking Trails Closed Down for the Summer

Hunter Mountain posted on social media that due to upgrades being made on two Epic Chair Lifts which will debut next winter, they have suspended hiking at Hunter for the Summer. This will have many people disappointed but for those who like to enjoy the mountain during the summer, there are still things to do.

Things You Can Do at Hunter Mountain in the Summer

The construction plans at Hunter Mountian will not interfere with all of what they offer visitors to the mountain during the summer. They still plan to open the Scenic Skyrides starting June 29th. They will also still have hiking available from the summit to the fire tower. The trails that will be closed are the ones from the base to the summit.

Hunter Mountain via Facebook
Hunter Mountain via Facebook

They also want to remind all summer visitors to be sure to respect all on-mountain signage during this time to ensure everyone's safety.

Where to Hike in the Hudson Valley on Your Way to Hunter Mountain

If you are looking for some other places to hike that may be on your way to Hunter, New York you can plan to stop at the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz. You can plan a linear park hike which includes old Hudson Valley rail beds and the Walkway over the Hudson and don't forget Mount Beacon in Beacon, New York.

10 Commandments of Hiking Mount Beacon

A hike up Mount Beacon is on the bucket list for most Hudson Valley residents. The 4.4-mile trail includes over 1,600 feet in elevation, so it's sure to give you a workout, whether you're an experienced hiker or someone looking to take on a new challenge.

Let's breakdown the musts of any visit to the popular trail.