Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley Guide Book

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Hudson River Valley  by Randi Minetor

112pp/maps
ISBN: 0762755458

Best Easy Day Hikes Hudson River Valley includes concise descriptions and detailed mapss for eighteen easy-to-follow hikes in New York State's legendary, scenic, and historic Hudson River Valley. Discover sparkling views of a ribbon of water cutting through the valley; open vistas of mountains covered in emerald forests; and marshes, glades, and glens hidden beyond the roads.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.
... Preview: Shady forest, vernal pools, and a dramatic suspension bridge over a dark, burbling creek—this preserve packs a lot of scenery into its 130 acres. Protected since 1992, Black Creek Preserve offers a ne ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Staatsburg, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: See the Hudson River up close—right at the water level—and explore 3,000 continuous feet of sand, marshes, and historic foundations at the river’s edge. This little fifty-two-acre preserve protects so ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Athens, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Take an intimate look at a tidal marsh from the inside, surrounded by head-high vegetation, gently flowing water, and the songs of marsh-loving birds. It’s one thing to stand on the edge of a marsh an ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
West Point, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: Clear mountain lakes, forest-covered peaks, rocky outcroppings, and a summit with a spectacular view—it’s all worth the extra effort Harriman demands. What does the quintessential downstate New York h ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Arden, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: A woodland ramble along a brook’s edge offers a glimpse of a developed area’s natural past. When two land trusts—Westchester and Yorktown—and a developer work together to preserve a sliver of green sp ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Yorktown Heights, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Limestone cliffs, spectacular valley views, hanging gardens, jagged rock formations, and coves behind waterfalls: This is the must-see trail in the Capital region. Of the many excellent hiking opportu ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Voorheesville, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: In the mood for something exotic? This boardwalk ramble takes you to a freshwater marsh and swamp that surround you with tall vegetation. You may live in the Hudson River Valley your entire life witho ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Ravena, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Walk where glacial melt created a rushing river, through one of the Hudson Valley’s last remaining old-growth forests. This little gorge, the last remnant of the wild lands that existed here before th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Bedford, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Walk in the footsteps of some of America’s most celebrated artists and see the view that inspired the Hudson River School of painting. Watch the sun sink low over the Hudson River from the grounds of ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Catskill, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Follow the course of New York City’s original water source, on a shady trail through lush woodland with occasional dashes of history. One of the area’s oldest and most established walking trails, the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Sleepy Hollow, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Take your first steps on the Appalachian Trail in this delicious little preserve, where the cool forest hides a waterfall and lots of tiny streams. Rescued by concerned neighbors and the Nature Conser ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Pawling, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Spacious water views surround this island where the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers meet, popping up from every angle as you walk the perimeter trail. Steeped in industrial history but most popular for its t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Cohoes, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Romantic, idyllic, pastoral, inspirational—this hike is all of these and more. If you’re thinking about writing a poem, a story, or the great American novel, and you’re wondering where you will ever f ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Red Hook, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Our nation’s only four-term president left us this uncommonly lovely woodland, as well as the carriage roads that bring us to its verdant heart. If you weren’t around during the Great Depression or Wo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Highland, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Circle a 15,000-year-old glacial kettle lake and discover a hidden wetland at the base of Stissing Mountain. Back when North America was beginning to warm up toward the end of the last Ice Age, a mass ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Millerton, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: A bluff-top view of a freshwater tidal marsh awaits you at the end of this trail, while the route through wild, open meadows and dense woodlands reveals habitat for a wide assortment of birds, butterf ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Red Hook, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: See how the other one-millionth percent lived by walking in their footsteps, exploring the lush forests and scenic viewpoints of the very, very rich. Few names are as closely associated with fabulous ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Staatsburg, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Cross a railroad bridge high above the Hudson River, and cross back on the Mid-Hudson Bridge for some of the valley’s most spectacular views. If you only hike one trail in the Hudson River Valley, the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hudson River Valley"
Poughkeepsie, NY - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.2
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