AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey by Daniel CaseAMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey by Daniel Case

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in New York…

byDaniel Case

Paperback | April 13, 2010

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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.

Daniel Case is a native of northeastern New Jersey who lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife and son. He has worked in journalism, and served on the board of the Catskill Mountain 3500 Club. His work has appeared in Adirondac and Kaatskill Life magazines.
Title:AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in New York…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 13, 2010Publisher:Appalachian Mountain Club BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193402838X

ISBN - 13:9781934028384

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents (Tentative)

New Jersey

1. Palisades Interstate Park*

2. High Point

3. Wyanokie High Point

4. Bellvale Mountain*

5. Terrace Pond

6. Ringwood State Park

7. Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

8. Pyramid Mountain

9. Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

10. Watchung Reservation*

11. South Mountain Reservation*

12. Rattlesnake Swamp

Hudson Valley

13. Black Rock Forest

14. Breakneck Ridge-Bull Hill*

15. Canopus Lake

16. Manitoga*

17. Sugarloaf South*

18. Bear Mountain*

19. Long Mountain

20. Tuxedo Loop*

21. Mombasha High Point

22. Stewart State Forest

23. Highland Lakes State Park

24. Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge

25. Hook Mountain State Park

26. William Ward Pound Ridge Reservation*

27. Blue Mountain Reservation*

28. Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve*

29. Ninham Mountain Multiple Use Area

30. Pawling Nature Preserve*


31. Pootatuck State Forest

32. Devil's Den Preserve

33. Mianus River State Park

34. Upper Paugusett State Forest

35. Lower Paugusett State Forest

36. Naugatuck State Forest

37. Osborndale State Park

Long Island

38. Connetquot River State Park Preserve*

39. Muttontown Preserve

40. Nissequoqe River State Park

41. Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt: Massapequa Preserve*

42. Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt: Manetto Hills Park*

43. Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt: Cold Spring Harbor State Park*

44. West Hills County Park*

New York City

45. Central Park from End to End*

46. Staten Island Blue Trail*

47. The Native Forest*

48. West Pond Loop*

49. High Line*

50. Pelham Bay Park*



The Eastern hemlock, and the woolly adelgid threat

Mountain laurel


Wild turkey

White-tailed deer

Box turtle

Short-eared owl


The Highlands region

The Palisades


The landmark court fight to save Storm King from Con Ed

The history of Stewart State Forest

Tocks Island Dam

Cultural history

Clinton Road, the location of the Terrace Pond trailhead and New Jersey's favorite Back Road of Evil and Paranormal Happenings.

The importance of the Bear Mountain Bridge area to the Continental Army's defenses during the Revolution, and how this can still be seen today

Appendix A

Critical Treasures

Appendix B

Recommended Reading

Appendix C