This page lists various ideas for hiking (or other trips) in the New York City area. Please add your ideas here or add more links/information to these things.

Name

Distance / Transportation

Description

Hudson Highlands - Breakneck Ridge

90min/Metro North

Hiking

Hudson Highlands - Cold Spring

90min/Metro North

Hiking, town of Cold Spring

Croton Aqueduct

30min/Metro North

Hiking along an old aqueduct now converted into a trail. link Goes through NYC as well as more upstate regions. info

Palisades, NJ (north)

walk across GWB (or other ways)

hiking

Palisades, NJ (hoboken to GWB)

PATH to Hoboken / walk across GWB

hiking, urbanish. See east coast greenway info for NJ.

Anthony's nose, westchester

60 min/Metro North

hiking, views of hudson info, wikipedia

Jamaica Bay

90+min/subway+walking

Birding

Pelham Bay Park/Orchard Beach

6 train

beach

Jones beach

???min/ LIRR

beach, hiking(?). link

Bronx River

Metro North, 40 min

Hiking path along the bronx river (most of it), easy MNR stops the whole way up. link link

Putnam trail

?

Along an old railroad. link

Harbor/rivers

??

http://www.downtownboathouse.org has boats, trips & 3 locations

East Coast Greenway

Walking distance or train.

Hike/bike from NJ to CT (or the entire east coast). Most of this route is in other links here, but this site is a good reference. link

NYC Greenways (various)

Subway or bike

NYC Parks NYC DOT

Other links

NewYorkTrips (last edited 2012-04-21 17:18:27 by RichardDarst)