Hardenburgh
  • View from Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower

Hardenburgh features vast woodlands, high mountains, clear lakes and dashing streams. The beginnings of three valleys start here, namely Dry Brook, Millbrook and the Beaverkill. For those who love water, Alder Lake is a one-mile loop around with beautiful views, particularly in the fall. Those who like a scenic vista can visit Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower for a 3.5-mile hike to a summit covered in Balsam firs, the fragrant evergreens found on many of the highest mountains in The Catskills. Visitors here enjoy hiking, fishing, paddling, camping, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.