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The Hudson River Gorge is 17,000 acres of State Forest Preserve located in the town of Minerva. While the main attraction is the Hudson River Gorge, hunters will find a variety of terrain and wildlife if they are willing to bushwhack a bit. Only one marked trail – Blue Ledges Trail – leads from the Essex County side of the gorge, located just short of Huntley Pond on the North Woods Club Road. Likewise, on the Hamilton County side there is only one trail.

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