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Tuesday Trek: Bike to Swim at Lake Awosting Beach at Minnewaska

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Josh Grosse, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, for a bike ride to the gorgeous and remote Lake Awosting. Starting on Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, we'll ride to Upper Awosting Carriage Road, which we'll follow until it ends at Lake Awosting. From here, we'll continue along the Lake Awosting Carriage Road until we reach the beach area, where we'll lock our bikes on a bike rack. This quiet, rock-slab beach is surrounded by nothing but forest. Then, everyone will have an opportunity to dip into the cool, clear lake followed by lunch at the beach. For our return ride, we'll cruise along a short section of Castle Point Carriage Road until we connect with Hamilton Point Carriage Road, which offers gorgeous sweeping views of the Palmaghatt Ravine. Then, we'll ride the last part of our journey along Millbrook Mountain and Lake Minnewaska Carriage Roads. The total distance for the bike ride is approximately nine miles. Participants must bring their own bikes, equipment, swim gear, towels, food and water. The Lake Awosting Swim Area has a changing area and composting toilets. Only Class 1, pedal-assist, electric bikes are allowed in the Park Preserve. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center Upper Parking Lot. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.

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