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Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness

Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness locator map

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Located in the northeastern part of the Catskill Park, the Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness is made up of 18,000 acres of state Forest Preserve land. The unit contains some of the highest terrain in the Catskills, including 13 peaks over 3,000 feet in elevation. Many of these peaks make up the Blackhead Mountains, which form the northeastern escarpment of the Catskill Park and are visible for many miles to the north and east.

One of the more popular hiking trails in the area, the Escarpment Trail, spans the entire unit and provides many incredible views along the way. The south end of the unit is bordered by the North-South Lake Public Campground, which has its own sytsem of trails that in turn connects to other Forest Preserve lands further south.

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