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Reflections at Rainbow Falls at Minnewaska

Sunday, June 30, 2024 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Join Josh Grosse, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, for a peaceful, six-mile hike to the iconic Rainbow Falls. Participants will meet at the Lower Parking Area, where we will select a nature themed meditation card, setting a mindful intention for our journey. Our hike will begin on Mossy Glen Footpath — a meandering trail lined with lush mountain laurel that crisscrosses the babbling Peter's Kill. We will then take a short, uphill stretch of Blueberry Run Footpath to connect with Upper Awosting Carriage Road. Then, we will walk to the upper entrance of the Rainbow Falls Footpath, which features a natural staircase descending into a sea of greenery. As we arrive at Rainbow Falls, we will take time to reflect on our meditation card while enjoying the calming sound and cool mist offered by the waterfall. Our return trip will continue along the remainder of Rainbow Falls Footpath, which features a moderate rock scramble. We will connect with Lower Awosting Carriage Road, which we will follow until we reach our starting point at the Lower Parking Area. Some sections of trail may be muddy and wet. Participants are highly encouraged to wear hiking boots and bring plenty of food and water. You may also bring a journal and writing utensil to assist in your reflections. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required

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