Best Hikes Near New York City Guide Book

by Ben Keene (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near New York City  by Ben Keene

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ISBN: 0762761210

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Here are forty of the best hikes near New York City, most of them within an hour’s drive—from one that takes you past the Big Apple’s oldest tree to others with spectacular views of the Hudson River. The hikes cover New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and more than half are accessible by train or bus. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day-long hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers plenty to choose from: • Appalachian Trail • Bear Mountain State Park • Fire Island National Seashore • Harriman State Park • Hudson Highlands State Park • Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near New York City" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Home to the Alley Pond Giant, the oldest known tree in New York City, this park is the second largest in the borough but considerably less well known. Visit the site of New Yorks first nature trail an ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
New York, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Trade the concrete canyons of Manhattan for the lush slopes around Greenwood Lake. As one of the most spectacular and challenging treks in the greater New York area, this short but demanding piece of ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Bellvale, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Tackle a popular hike in New Yorks second largest state park for views of Bear Mountain Bridge, Brooks Lake, and Popolopen Torne. Cover one of the first sections of the Appalachian Trail and see how v ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Jones Point, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Explore an underappreciated part of the Hudson Highlands named for the magnetite that was found here and in the surrounding area in the eighteenth century. Choose to wander along woods roads (some of ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Storm King, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Tour the second largest park in Westchester County and test your stamina on a climb to its highest point. Notice an old trail lodge, a pair of comfort stations built by the Civilian Conservation Corps ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Buchanan, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Complete a circuit in the center of the Taconic regions largest parka place that could just as easily have been named Hikers Heaven. Ramble between several lakes and ponds, exploring an area that was ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Cold Springs, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Get a workout hiking the last few miles of a long-distance trail that cuts across Long Islands glacial moraine deposits, and end up in a hamlet with a past thats linked to the history of science, musi ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Laurel Hollow, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Spend some time in New York States first preserve, formerly the South Side Sportsmens Club. Learn about the three trout hatcheries established along the Connetquot (Great River in the native Secatogue ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Oakdale, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: Tucked between Rye Lake and the Kensico Reservoir, Cranberry Lake Preserve includes a variety of sights within its relatively small footprint: A nature lodge, a bird observation tower, an old quarry, ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Valhalla, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Venture eastalmost to the end of this thin 32-mile-long barrier islandto discover a small but still thriving salt marsh, once a flourishing part of the Atlantic coastline. Miles from the city and yet ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Fire Island, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: Outstanding views, an old mine, and the former den of an eighteenth-century outlaw are just a few of the rewards on this intermediate hike that straddles two counties. Complete the circuit in an after ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Tuxedo Park, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: Soak in the views of the Hudson at its widest point on this short Rockland County out-and-back hike. Linger on the summit with a pair of binoculars and watch for raptors such as broad-winged hawks, Am ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Upper Nyack, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Leave the antiques stores and family-run restaurants of Cold Spring behind for a day hike through an easily accessible part of Hudson Highlands State Park. Gaze across at Storm King, watch the boat tr ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Cold Spring, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Travel back in time on the northernmost corner of Manhattan, where the last remnants of native salt marsh and natural forest survive in spite of witnessing centuries of human habitation. Wander along ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Fort Lee, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Take in panoramic views of thousands of acres of salt marsh and mudflat against an urban backdrop in the easternmost section of Gateway National Recreation Areaa sanctuary that also happens to be the ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Jamaica Bay, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Discover the other Long Island by navigating across an eco-region that would have covered much of this coastal plain when the European colonists arrived here and displaced the native population. Walk ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Manorville, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: Travel to the New Jersey state line for a historical hike through an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century iron mining community. Roam across the New York border into the massive Sterling Forest parkland ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Awosting, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Stroll under willow trees and cottonwoods along one stretch of a river that flows to the Long Island Sound from Westchester County. Seek quietude on the Greenwich side of the park, where box turtles, ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Stamford, CT - Fishing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This short loop is ideal for those seeking a more leisurely walk through part of a state park that encompasses close to 3,000 acres. Highlights include a sweeping vista of Monksville Reservoir and sev ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Hewitt, NJ - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Cut across Long Island from south to north, beginning in the Massapequa watershed and finishing with a short section of trail in Bethpage State Park. Admire wildflowers, observe migrating birds, and s ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Massapequa Park, NY - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7