Soon, I picked up a wide, jeep trail(marked as the Valley Trail on the map), which passes by a picturesque beaver pond.
Monday, February 11, 2019
Located in the town of Thurman, the 850 acre Dippikill Wilderness Retreat is a hidden gem right before your eyes in the southern Adirondacks. The retreat is operated by SUNY Albany's student association and is the largest student-owned natural preserve in the country. Luckily, the retreat's trails are open to the public and have much to offer. I decided to pay the camp a visit this afternoon on a tranquil mid winter day. I stopped by the camp office on Dippikill Road to sign in and pick up a trail map and then parked in the first parking lot, which provides access to the blue blazed Cross Trail. I donned my snowshoes and headed out, passing by the scenic retreat's offices and horse stable.