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Windham High Peak 3524'

Windham High Peak, Escarpment Trail, Catskills NYWindham High Peak

USGS Map:  Hensonville

NY-NJ Trail Conference Map:  #41/141

Order of Height: 34th at 3524'

Access:  Via Escarpment Trail

Description:  Windham High Peak is the northernmost peak along the Escarpment Trail.  It is also known as the "great northern viewpoint," for the spectacular view at the eastern end of the summit. From this vantage, on a clear day you can see the Adirondacks, Green Mountains, the Berkshires and the Taconics.  

Windham High Peak view of Black Dome Range, Escarpment Trail, Catskills NY

Blackhead & Black Dome
from Windham High Peak

The city of Albany is also visible to the northeast.  Access is via the Escarpment Trail.  

From the west, there are two access points:  from Route 23 in East Windham and from Peck Road east of Maplecrest.  From the east, the Escarpment Trail may be accessed from the northern piece of the Black Dome Range Trail in Big Hollow.

Windham & Blackhead Range Map (opens in new window)

Links for Windham High Peak New Window

TopoZone (topographic map) 

NYSDEC Interactive Locator Map

Windham High Peak - Wikipedia

Photo credit: Scott Larson 

 

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