256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 in
April 12, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0762761210
ISBN - 13: 9780762761210
From the Publisher
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near New York author Ben Keene details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the New York metro area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.
From the Jacket
Take a Hike!
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 Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside you'll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as views, and if it's suitable for families with kids); Green Tips; and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area's wildlife.
About the Author
Ben Keene writes about travel, craft beer, music, and outdoor recreation for a variety of publications including TimeOut New York, DRAFT magazine, World Hum, Transitions Abroad, Wend, Edible East End, and Rails to Trails. Formerly a touring musician and an atlas editor, he has appeared on National Public Radio, Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio, as well as other nationally syndicated programs to discuss geographic literacy.