Appalachian Trail-Beekman Upland Loop, Pawling


Directions: Rt 22 North of Brewster to Rt 55 West towards Poughkeepsie for five miles, left on Old Rt 55, first left at AT signpost to small parking area (white house in driveway belongs to Maintainer)

Trail Information: 1/2 mile on dirt road to AT (2x6 white blazed), take AT north 1.5 miles to Beekman Upland trail on left (blue blazed), ~3miles on blue blazed back to AT junction, turn left on AT (hard left, three blue blazes in triangle formation denote Beekman upland trail terminus), take AT back 2 miles to service road, right on service road, 1/2 mile back to parking area.
Trail type is single track, hardpack with root and rock and a few bouldering sections but nothing too technical or steep.  Trails borders lake for approx 1/3 mile, in June, most of trail is fringed by blooming mountain laurel, in September, blueberries.

Miscellaneous Information: Shorter loop may be made by parking at AT on RT 55 1/10 of a mile up from Old Rt 55, lessons by approx 1 mile.

Sabrina