"Water, water, water! We know kids love it, so we’ve included this hike, which encompasses one waterfall, two ponds, and more streams than you can count. Since a sinkful of tapwater will keep most kids amused on a rainy afternoon, imagine how many games your young hikers will invent on this route through the western Catskills. It is the length (4.5 miles), rather than the elevation gain, that makes this hike challenging for some little tykes. Allow plenty of time for the kids to take extended energy breaks, dawdle on stream banks, skim nets across the surfaces of the ponds, and even take a swim. If you think your gang might be better off tackling this trip in two days, bring overnight gear and pitch your tent near Trout Pond, taking care to follow the posted camping rules for restricted areas."