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    • Ringwood, New Jersey

      Explore Ringwood Manor State Park

      1.3 mi
      On my way to the drive-in, I saw a sign for Ringwood Manor estate and wanted to adventure around. The parking is easy and the property was beautiful!As we walked through the estate, we found:a quaint tree foresta small cemetery with headstones hundreds of years olda river with a small waterfall ...
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    • Carmel Hamlet, New York

      Ninham Mountain Fire Tower

      1.23 mi / 367 ft gain
      This is more of a stroll than a hike, which is nice because you can add it to another hike in the same day if you're in the area. From the dirt parking lot take the trail off to the right. Just stay straight and in about 15 minutes you'll see a huge fire tower (hard to miss). Feel free to climb a...
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    • 608 Ramapo Valley Road, New Jersey

      Hike the Halifax Trail and Ruins in the Ramapo Valley Reservation

      8.25 mi / 500 ft gain
      To start, I recommend coming in the early morning or afternoon, as the parking lot fills up with people hiking, fishing or going for a walk with their family. I usually get my luckiest before 9. This park is as relaxing or exciting as you want to make it. Here is a good map to use/ print out. We ...
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    • West Milford, New Jersey

      Hike Bearfort Mountain

      5.06 mi / 1007 ft gain
      Bearfort Mountain is a great weekend morning hike that borders NJ and NY. Parking can be tricky as the entrance to the lot looks like it is Greenwood Lake Marina's boat storage area. Once parked, find the trail entrance at the top of the little hill and continue to the blue on white marked trail....
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    • Warwick, New York

      Enjoy a Film at the Historic Warwick Drive-In

      Take a trip back in time at the Warwick Drive-In and watch a feature film on the big screen. The Drive-In shows movies just in theaters and older films with three different screens / options to chose from. The theater sells tickets for both one movie and for double features, i.e. watch two movies...
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    • West Milford, New Jersey

      Hike the Terrace Pond North - South Loop

      10.7 mi / 1200 ft gain
      From Warwick Road, parking at the northernmost road side parking area, cross the road, and the Terrace Pond North trail (marked with blue blazes) begins as a steady climb until you gain a ridge that offers some great views for several miles. Eventually, you'll reach a power line where you turn ri...
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    • Pound Ridge, New York

      Leatherman's Loop

      1.25 mi / 1183 ft gain
      This loop trail is moderately rated and reaches a total elevation gain of approximately 1,183 feet. It’s located in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, which spans roughly 4,315 acres. It is Westchester County’s largest park and includes roughly 35 plus miles of hiking trails to explore. The Ward...
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    • Brewster, New York

      Fly Fish the East Branch of the Croton River

      If you're craving some time away from the bustle of everyday life to enjoy some silence, broken only by the babbling sound of water flowing over small boulders and the occasional crunching of leaves-- you'll find many spots along the Croton River to satisfy your desire for stillness.  The Croton...
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    • Closter, New Jersey

      Hike Alpine White Trail (Stateline Lookout)

      5 mi / -520 ft gain
      Starting at about 520 feet, the White path takes you along the Stateline Lookout which is a small stone building overlooking the Hudson River. The initial descent is your average hike through the woods and across a couple of wooden bridges until you reach the Giant Steps. The Giant Steps take you...
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    • Yonkers, New York

      Run the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

      26.5 mi
      This trail traces the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City between 1842 and 1955. Our recommended route starts near the Greystone Station in Yonkers, NY (Metro-North Hudson Line) and ends by the Scarborough Station, but you can easily modify your route – the enti...
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    • Vernon Township, New Jersey

      Stairway to Heaven

      6.8 mi / 1089 ft gain
      This popular hike starts out on the Appalachian Trail (AT, white blazes). You begin on a boardwalk that crosses over a marsh, then you leave the boardwalk and enter a forested area. At around 1.4 miles, follow a bicycle path, Canal Road, then turn right, cross over a bridge, and take a left throu...
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    • Closter, New Jersey

      Hike to Huyler's Landing/ Closter Dock Loop

      5.4 mi / 450 ft gain
      The easiest way to access this loop hike is by parking at the Palisades State Park Headquarters.  This is just off exit 2 from the Palisades Interstate Parkway.  Parking here is free and it is a short walk down a road to the Closter Dock Trail.  The Closter Dock Trail is more of a wide fire road ...
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    • Ridgefield, Connecticut

      Hike the Hemlock Hills & Pine Mountain Loop

      7.5 mi / 1174 ft gain
      There are several trailheads for Hemlock Hills But the least crowded is at the intersection of Ned's Mountain road and Bogus Road.  I took my 3 year old black lab. There are ton's of little ponds for your dog to jump in and do dog things.  For the most part the hike is flat but at some parts it c...
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    • 89 Van Orden Road, New Jersey

      Hike the Hank's Pond Loop

      7 mi / 500 ft gain
      Hank's Pond loop can be accessed from the south at the corner of Clinton road and Van Orden road or from the north, parking at the lot on Stephens road.  I hiked from the south on this trip.  Follow the wide trail known as Hank's East trail marked with white blazes.  Soon you will reach a trail c...
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    • Paterson, New Jersey

      Explore the Great Falls of the Passaic River

      Getting to the Great Falls of the Passaic River is a relatively straight shot. It is located off exit 57B on Route 80 which is also accessible from highway 287. Parking is located on McBride Avenue across the street from the park's welcome center.Typically during autumn park rangers offer 45 to 1...
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    • Danbury, Connecticut

      Hike Middle Mountain To Thomas Mountain Loop

      3.7 mi / 856 ft gain
      Middle Mountain to Thomas Mountain Loop is a 3.7 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Danbury, Connecticut.
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