Pretty easy hike for little legs, not saying mine are small, but the kids did real well plus it was a great view of the fall leaves.
Shenipsit State Forest, Somers, Observation Tower ~ From Somers, take Route 190 east for 1.25 miles to blinking yellow traffic light. Turn right on Gulf Road and drive 2.25 miles to Soap Stone Mountain Road (the first right after Mountain View Road). The road leads to the tower parking lot. The blue-blazed Shenipsit Trail runs by the tower.