Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond Guide Book

by Tammy McCarley (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Dogs New York City and Beyond  by Tammy McCarley

237pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1594850445

An insider's guide to the best hiking with your four-legged friend. Find terrain that's easy on the paws, serene trails just a stone's throw from the city, clear lakes, beautiful beaches, and much more. Includes: 55 dog-friendly trails - 90 minutes or less from midtown Manhattan; covers NYC's five boroughs, the Hudson River Valley, and Long Island; quick-reference chart that compares hikes by length, fitness level of dogs, availability of water, off-leash options, and more; what to pack: The Ten Canine Essentials; tips on doggy first aid, dealing with wildlife encounters, and year-round hiking in the Northeast.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 55.
... Preview: Spanning 2170 miles from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail (AT) is the best known footpath in the Eastern United States. Each year, hundreds of hikers either attempt to complete the entire trail ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Dutch Hollow, NY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.15
... Preview: Nestled quietly in the northeast corner of Westchester County, John E. Hand Park at Bald Mountain and Teatown Lake Reservation together offer 845 acres of unspoiled beauty waiting to be discovered. De ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Glendale, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.75
... Preview: Named for the black-bottomed creek that flows through this nature sanctuary, Black Creek Preserve is a hidden gem along the west bank of the Hudson River. Acquired by the land preservation organizatio ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Esopus, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: With 3785 acres of natural beauty in Orange County’s Hudson Highlands region, Black Rock Forest offers a slice of nature for every hiker and canine companion. Owned and managed by a consortium of educ ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Mountainville, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25
... Preview: Acquired by Westchester County in 1927, Blue Mountain Reservation offers a multitude of opportunities for hikers and their canine companions. In addition to two ponds and connecting streams, steep cli ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Buchanan, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Purchased in 1975 by Rockland County, the 75 acres of parkland encompassing Buttermilk Falls Park offers the hiking visitor a short but challenging hike with several scenic vistas and a rewarding wate ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Central Nyack, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Bordering the Hudson River in the northwest corner of Westchester County, Manitou Mountain and the Camp Smith Trail encompass the southern section of the 5494 acres of Hudson Highlands State Park. Ext ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Fort Clinton, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: As you approach the Castle Rock Unique Area, the beauty of the castle that towers over this area is striking. Originally constructed by railroad magnate William Henry Osborne in 1881, the mansion is s ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Garrison, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.65
... Preview: Once a busy shipping port for goods arriving from Sag Harbor, Cedar Point and its lighthouse offer an exhilarating beach hike for today’s hiker and canine companion. Constructed in 1838, the lighthous ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Alewife Brook Landing, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.65
... Preview: Formerly owned by Edward G. Cornish, late chairman of the National Lead Company, the land here once boasted a fabulous estate and dairy farm spanning several hundred acres. Built in the 1920s utilizin ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Cold Spring, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Situated on 467 unspoiled acres in the northeast corner of Putnam County, Cranberry Mountain is a hidden gem for hikers and their canine pals. Owned and regulated by the Department of Environmental Co ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Haviland Hollow, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The hike through Doodletown on the 1777 trail and up and over Dunderberg and Bald Mountains represents one of the more historically interesting and physically challenging hikes in this region. Inhabit ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Jones Point, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Set on 2000 acres and on the site of a former state hospital, Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve offers an opportunity to experience nature amid a highly populated area of Long Island. Named for the s ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Deer Park, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.75
... Preview: At more than 12,000 acres, Clarence Fahnestock State Park is the largest in the Taconic region. It is rich in historical remnants of a thriving iron industry that existed until shortly after the Revol ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Dennytown, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: The land area that now encompasses the Fishkill Ridge Conservation Area is ripe with historical undertones dating back to the Revolutionary War. An American encampment was once positioned at the base ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Beacon Hills, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Encompassing more than 1800 acres on the eastern end of Long Island’s south fork, Hither Hills State Park and the adjoining Hither Woods Preserve and Lee Koppelman County Preserve offer a wealth of hi ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Quincetree Landing, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Relatively undiscovered amid the hills and valleys of scenic Orange County lie the 1558 acres that make up Goose Pond Mountain State Park. Largely undeveloped, the land that encompasses this park was ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Oxford, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.15
... Preview: Named for Dr. Isaac Gilbert Graham, a Revolutionary Army surgeon who settled here in 1785, Graham Hills County Park boasts 431 gorgeous woodland acres in the heart of Westchester County. A weekend m ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Buckhout Corners, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Situated on 235 sprawling acres in central Westchester County, Hardscrabble Wilderness Area is an easily accessible day away in the outdoors for you and your pup. Developed and managed by the town of ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Buckhout Corners, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: A favorite hike in Harriman State Park, the loop trail from the base of Lake Skannatati up and over Hogencamp and Pine Swamp mountains offers everything a hiker and canine companion desire: opportunit ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Newburgh Junction, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.25