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    • Stamford, Connecticut

      Hike Cove Island Park Loop Trail

      5.0
      1.1 mi / 3 ft gain
      This trail is accessible year round and features water views of the Long Island Sound with beach access. The trail is a popular spot for walking, biking, fishing, and even bird watching. But if you’re not quite in the mood to get your steps in, you can use the small beach to sit and chat with a f...
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    • Rockaway, New Jersey

      Hike the Timberbrook Pond - Riley's Rise Loop

      5 mi / 500 ft gain
      The trailhead parking is at the end of Timberbrook Road, before the road enters Camp Winnebago (Boy Scouts). I hiked this in a clockwise directions starting on the Timberbrook Trail (yellow markers).  After about 1 mile the trail ends at a junction with the Four Birds Trail (white markers).  Turn...
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    • Boonton Township, New Jersey

      Hike Pyramid Mountain to Tripod Rock

      4.0
      This is a fun hike that is great for the entire family. The trails are really well maintained and Tripod Rock is a pretty amazing feature to check out. You can hike to the rock and follow your steps back to the parking lot for a 3 mile round trip or continue along the trail for a 4.4 mile loop. I...
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    • High Falls, New York

      Mohonk Mountain House Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze Hike

      4.5
      Mohonk Mountain House is a historic resort located just outside the Catskills in the Hudson Valley just 90 miles north of New York City. With 85 miles of winding trails throughout the Mohonk Preserve, you'll have endless hiking options upon your arrival.Parking at the Gatehouse is limited, so be ...
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    • Cedar Grove, New Jersey

      Hike at Mills Reservation

      4.7
      2 mi / 200 ft gain
      Mills Reservation is over 150 acres of wooded area located off of Normal Ave. near the Cedar Grove reservoir. Parking space is limited due to the small size but there is another hidden lot towards the back if you make a right out of the parking lot and then the first right turn onto Highland Ave....
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    • High Falls, New York

      Scramble Bonticou Crag and Table Rocks

      4.5
      This is not a hike for the inexperienced. There is a very steep rock scramble that has some dangerous section if you are not aware of your footing and positioning. For those up to the challenge, it is extremely rewarding at the top.To start, each person has to pay $12 to access the Monhonk Preser...
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    • Wantage, New Jersey

      Hike the Iris Tail - Appalachian Tail Loop

      4.0
      9 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Start this hike from the Appalachian Trail parking area off route 23, south bound side, south of the park office. Follow the Blue Dot trail until is intersects with the Iris Trail. The Iris Trail (marked with red blazes) is a through hike that is about 5 miles long. It parallels the Appalachian T...
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    • Sussex, New Jersey

      Camp at High Point State Park

      4.0
      You'll need at least a weekend to sample all that High Point State Park has to offer. One of the park's must-do hikes is to High Point Monument (1,803 ft), where you have panoramic views of the Pocono and Catskill Mountains, and the Wallkill River Valley. Additionally, there are 50 total miles of...
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    • New York, New York

      Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Running Path

      5.0
      1.68 mi / 69 ft gain
      Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Running Path is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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    • Dover Plains, New York

      Hike Dover's Stone Church

      4.5
      Dover Stone Church has been a beautiful and popular destination in the Hudson Valley for some time, and recently the park purchased a new parcel of land and added three trails through the nearby woods. But the gem of the park is, and always will be, the impressive cave with the creek and waterfal...
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    • New York, New York

      Northwest Central Park Loop

      3.63 mi / 164 ft gain
      Northwest Central Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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    • Weehawken, New Jersey

      Photograph the NYC Skyline from JFK Boulevard East

      The Big Apple. NYC has arguably the best skyline in the world. So, if you are one of the millions of people visiting wouldn't you want to get some photos of the entire skyline to post on social media and show friend & family? Skip the boat and helicopter tour lines (although a cool experience...
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    • Frankford, New Jersey

      Picnic at the Sunrise Mountain Pavilion

      This pavilion is one of the key features along the New Jersey section of the Appalachian Trail. There is a parking lot a very short hike part way down the mountain, but I recommend backpacking in from a different area to take in more of the beauty of the trail, mountains, and views in this area. ...
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    • New York, New York

      Run the Hudson River Greenway

      4.3
      18 mi / 212 ft gain
      To get in both some sights and a workout, follow the Hudson River Greenway to views of the Statue of Liberty, the Chelsea Piers, and George Washington Bridge, to name a few. This easy-access run is best done in the early morning or early evening, to avoid pedestrian traffic and too much sun. Keep...
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    • New York, New York

      Watch the Sunset from Top of the Rock

      4.0
      There aren't any mountain peaks to summit in New York City, but the view from the top of the Rockefeller Building is the next best thing. You'll have to pay a few bucks ($29 to be exact) and deal with some tourists but you won't regret your decision once you're looking out over one of the most ic...
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    • New York, New York

      High Line

      4.6
      1.47 mi / 26 ft gain
      Built on a historic freight rail line and perched above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line is a public park that features a green-lined walkway. Park hours depend on the season, although it never opens before 7am, so best to go for sunset. Although you may have some company on wa...
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