We have the most beautiful mountains and places to hike in Upstate New York but I didn’t realize that there’s a local area that shows you something different from the summit, instead not one but two abandoned plane crashes.
Though it’s a little more difficult than a leisurely walk up a mountain, take a trip to Greene County to the Kaaterskill High Peak and you could accidentally come across a broken plane! According to OnlyInYourState.com, the 8 mile hike is difficult taking about 5-6 hours to complete but the views are worth it. I’m not talking about the summit, which is usually the goal of a long hike, I’m talking about the two plane crashes on the trail.
The most popular crash is just south of the summit from May 1983. Rex Miller crashed his plane trying to make his way back home from Poughkeepsie where he encountered bad weather. The plane wreckage is still there as is one shoe he left behind. In June 1987, the second crash occurred, found toward the beginning of the hike (a little more difficult to reach). Two passengers, who did not survive the accident, were flying on a cloudy night when they crashed into the peak. For more information on hiking Kaaterskill, CLICK HERE.