60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City Guide Book

by Christopher & Catherine Brooks (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles New York City  by Christopher & Catherine Brooks

400pp/photos/maps/elevation profiles
ISBN: 0897327144

With so many superb trails in the New York City area, planning a hike can be a frustrating endeavor, but with this newly revised and updated edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: New York City finding the right trail is a snap. From secluded woods and sun-struck seashores, to lowland swamps and rock-strewn mountain tops, these hikes showcase Paleolithic rock shelters, ruins from the Revolutionary and Civil War periods, a bat cave, ghostly ruins, and much, much more.

© 2013 Christopher and Catherine Brooks/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: After a few hours of rolling along the rocky ridges of Hewitt, you’ll swear you’ve been magically airlifted to the middle of Maine. A big reason for that is the stark, natural beauty of your surroundi ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Awosting, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: Whether the quarry is birds, the backwoods, or beautiful bodies of water, Allamuchy has what it takes to make your outing a success. In fact, the combination of a wild, untended woodland with countles ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Hackettstown, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Put away your fishing rod: the fun at Angle Fly has less to do with fly-fishing than with a lively jaunt along densely forested trails. The array of ecosystems highlighted here, from lowland swamps ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Goldens Bridge, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: It’s not all uphill at Anthony’s Nose—it only feels that way for much of the hike. The payoff for this strenuous out-and-back’s double ascent is an extended passage through an eyefetching series of gr ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Peekskill, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Only ogres and elves are missing from this enchanting hike, which threads by bogs, boulders, and fallen trees along several meandering trails. Stone walls and catbrier carpet the undulating forest flo ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Armonk, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: High country meadows, distant vistas, rugged mountain climbs, and the overgrown ruins of an old village are among the many highlights of this tiring yet delightful calorie-burner of a hike, which also ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Jones Point, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: What’s not to like about wandering a densely forested woodland, complete with a couple of ponds (one of which is patrolled by swans and beavers), where you are more likely to encounter wildlife than o ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Ridgefield, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: Take a pinch of iron-mining history, combine that with a highly scenic river, add a few successional fields, a conifer-covered hillside, and the possibility of seeing wildlife, and what do you have? T ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Chester, NJ - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Historians report that Rome was built on seven hills. That’s one more than Black Rock Forest can boast of, but then Black Rock also has half a dozen bodies of water, and because it sees relatively few ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Storm King Mountain, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: On lacing up your boots and heading into the Butler Sanctuary, a Nature Conservancy preserve, you will hardly be traveling to Timbuktu. It may seem that way, though, for while it’s a scant half-mile f ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Mount Kisco, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: You don’t have to be a big fan of the Colonial era to enjoy Caleb Smith State Park Preserve— but it doesn’t hurt. Wander beyond its historic house and first-rate nature center, though, and you’ll be o ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Smithtown, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: It’s all downhill once you get past Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve’s most obvious landmarks, a dairy farm and brick manor house. Literally, as the extensive trail system meanders among open f ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Caumsett State Park, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.3
... Preview: Do you enjoy traipsing through cedar swamps and backwoods bayous while bounding over boardwalks? Cheesequake is well endowed in each of those categories, with plenty of raw, natural beauty left over t ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Matawan, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: It may be hard to believe, but many of Manhattan’s buildings and sidewalks were once made from the clay drawn from the ground of this pocket-size park. The 19th-century brick plant is long gone, repla ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Carteret, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Critics carp that this is a long, arid hike without the payoff of vistas or dramatic scenery. They’re missing the larger picture, one that starts with a nucleus of historic houses by a placid lake and ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Oakdale, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: Talk about bang for the buck: at the David Weld Sanctuary, you get blufftop vistas of Long Island Sound, flowering fruit trees, a hardwood forest highlighted by colossal tulip trees, colorful swamps, ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Nissequoque, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The extensive trail system of this sanctuary offers something for every level of walker, from tyros of turf to foot-hearty highlanders. It slices through a rich variety of woodland habitats, showcasin ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Weston, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: These fun trails undulate so much you may be reminded of a roller-coaster ride. From mossrimmed swamps to granite-struck ridges, this hike passes through an extraordinary clutch of boulders and includ ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Putnam Valley, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Relatively smooth, wide pathways make this a foot-friendly environment, one in which you may see an array of avians at any of three ponds and their related wetlands. Glacial erratics, rocky uplift, ri ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Cold Spring, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.7
... Preview: This is not one of those blow-your-boots-off sorts of sorties, with killer views, phenomenal waterfalls, or anything else of a superlative sort. Its appeal is of a far more subliminal, cerebral nature ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City"
Cold Spring, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5