AMCand39;s Best Day Hikes Near New York City  by Daniel Case

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City Guide Book

by Daniel Case (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
AMCand39;s Best Day Hikes Near New York City  by Daniel Case
You don’t have to travel far from New York City to find some of the best day hikes in the Northeast. This guidebook from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Best Day Hikes series takes you to 50 of the best excursions in New York, Connecticut, and northern New Jersey. Perfect for beginners, seasoned hikers, families, tourists, and local residents, AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near New York City unveils hidden gems of the New York City metro area. Hike the Palisades Interstate Park, explore the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, discover the Paugusett State Forest, trek the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt in Long Island, or even ramble through Central Park from end to end – no matter what your ability level, this guide is a must-have resource for an hour or day of adventure. Many hikes in the guide are accessible by public transportation, making it easy for you to get out on the trail.

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Trails from the "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City" Guide Book
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This classic glacial tarn is located near Passaic County’s highest elevations, with views of the Manhattan skyline on clear days. Warren County, is New Jersey’s best-known glacial tarn. (Tarn, from an ...
Upper Greenwood Lake, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.1
This short loop leads to sweeping, wild North Jersey vistas from one of the state’s most striking ranges. Since Interstate 287 was completed through Passaic and Bergen counties to the New York State T ...
West Milford, NJ - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.2
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If the climb doesn’t take your breath away, the views will on this heavily traveled loop with deep roots in hiking history. So many things are named after Bear Mountain—a bridge, a state park, an inn, ...
Bear Mountain, NY - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.5
Take in sweeping views and glacial tarns, and scramble up and down stony cliffs from this loop west of Greenwood Lake just south of the state line. The glaciers that extended over New Jersey’s Skyland ...
West Milford, NJ - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.3
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Take a gentle walk on the Appalachian Trail to two incredible views. The long ridge known as Bearfort Mountain in New Jersey is Bellvale Mountain at its northern end in New York, after a small settlem ...
Bellvale, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.6
Take in great views and green buildings on this loop through a diverse Hudson Highlands preserve used for teaching and research. Black Rock Forest’s history is intertwined with that of Storm King, its ...
Cornwall, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.3
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Explore a striking post-glacial landscape just south of the Hudson Highlands. Located at the opposite corner of Westchester County, Blue Mountain Reservation, the county’s second largest park, present ...
Peekskill, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4
Climb a summit boulder, take in the view over a reservoir, and walk through history and greenery in this crossing of one of the world’s greatest urban parks.
New York, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
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Hike an isolated section of the Appalachian Trail to a popular viewpoint over Clarence Fahnestock State Park. When Benton MacKaye first began developing the idea for the Appalachian Trail (AT), he hop ...
Carmel, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.6
Follow the roads and paths of an old outdoorsmen’s club that is now one of the largest protected areas in suburban Long Island. Most of western Long Island’s remaining open space has taken the form of ...
Oakdale, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.8
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See gorges, reservoir vistas, and historic artifacts in this grand loop through one of Connecticut’s most popular nature preserves. Like most other protected woodlands of western Connecticut, the land ...
Weston, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7
Venture into the only federally designated wilderness in the New York metropolitan area. Many hikes are particularly enjoyable in summer, since that is when the ideal combinations of blue skies, green ...
Meyersville, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
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Pay tribute to one of the legends of New York–area hiking at this spectacular, yet accessible, viewpoint on the Long Path in northern Harriman State Park. areas north of Route 6 have relatively few tr ...
Fort Montgomery, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.6
Enjoy the Lower West Side cityscape from one of Manhattan’s newest attractions. To most people, hiking means that you pull up to a trailhead in an unpaved lot somewhere at the edge of the woods, lace ...
New York, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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Walk the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s highest point and its panoramic views. There is no subtlety in the naming of New Jersey’s highest mountain. Why, it must have been decided, use the name of a ...
Montague, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.8
Once used as farmland and for a pair of summer camps, this currently undeveloped tract offers a nice woodland walk. with nice kiosks leading to a sophisticated trail system. Highland Lakes is not that ...
Scotchtown, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.5
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Gaze at the widest section of the Hudson River, and then some, from this popular suburban summit. North of the Palisades, no feature on the west side of the Hudson is as distinctive as Hook Mountain, ...
Upper Nyack, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.3
This trip from one train station to another travels over the Hudson Highlands’ two most challenging peaks, which offer sweeping viewpoints of the river, mountains, and other sights. Summits are option ...
Cold Spring, NY - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.9
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Enjoy this walk through the hemlocks along the Housatonic River. There are many hikes that will take you on a walk along a flowing stream. However, there aren’t too many where you get to enjoy the und ...
Newtown, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2
Sample the New Jersey Highlands with a loop past Morris County’s highest point and a nice variety of terrain. If any of the state’s 21 counties could come close to an idealized vision of New Jersey, i ...
Jefferson, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.4
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