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    • Briarcliff Manor, New York

      Hike Kate Kennard Trail

      1.8 mi / 140 ft gain
      If you’re in the town of Briarcliff and looking for an easy local trail to try out, Kate Kennard Trail is good for getting in a quick run or walk. It’s a straight line path the whole way. You’ll know you’ve reached the end of the path when you see a sign that marks the beginning of a road leading...
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    • Closter, New Jersey

      Hike Alpine White Trail (Stateline Lookout)

      5.0
      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

      5.0
      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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    • Cortlandt, New York

      Hike the Camp Smith Trail

      4.5
      5.92 mi / 1759 ft gain
      This approximately 3-hour hike borders the Hudson River, and is one of the best in Westchester County. Start off at the parking area at the Bear Mountain Tollhouse, or at a small parking area farther up Bear Mountain Road, if you want a slightly shorter hike. The trail is fairly steep in places, ...
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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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    • Closter, New Jersey

      Hike to Huyler's Landing/ Closter Dock Loop

      4.0
      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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    • Bear Mountain, New York

      Hike Bald Mountain, Bear Mountain State Park

      4.7
      6.8 mi / 1080 ft gain
      From your starting point at the Bear Mountain Inn, go left along the Cornell Mine Trail. (This part can be a bit confusing, but go past the carousel to a shaded picnic area; that is where the trail starts.) You will go under a bridge and follow the trail until it takes a sharp left and descends t...
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    • Philipstown, New York

      Hike the Osborn Loop

      7.6 mi / 850 ft gain
      The Osborn Loop trail itself is not a loop.  It connects to a 2.5 mile section of the Appalachian Trail.  Hiking these together creates the loop.  Start at the trail head for the Appalachian Trail on South Mountain Pass Road.  There is parking for two or three cars.  Walk up the road a short dist...
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    • Rye, New York

      Hike the Marshlands Conservancy Loop

      4.0
      1.55 mi / 125 ft gain
      Located along the Long Island Sound, this 147-acre conservancy is home to a plethora of different birds, including marsh wrens, seaside sparrows, and American woodcocks. The conservancy has 3 miles of trails, all easy to navigate. Starting out from the visitor's center, take the trail to the rig...
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    • Philipstown, New York

      Anthony's Nose via Appalachian Trail

      4.6
      1.95 mi / 682 ft gain
      Parking for the trail runs along both sides of 9D right up until the Bear Mountain Bridge. It can be busy on the weekends so just make sure you're as far off the road as you can and be especially careful unloading kids and dogs. The trailhead is located at approximately 41.322571, -73.975949 and ...
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    • Highland Falls, New York

      Popolopen Torne

      4.5
      1.18 mi / 531 ft gain
      Popolopen Torne is a hidden gem in the Hudson Valley, a surprisingly unknown trail with a beautiful payoff and a far deeper meaning. A short hike to the top puts you at the foot of a memorial to those who have served their country, a pile of painted rocks carried up by those who want to pay their...
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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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    • Cold Spring, New York

      Photograph Indian Brook Falls

      2.8
      This is about as short a walk and as little effort as you can put in for a beautiful waterfall. You can barely call it a hike, but I'll list it as such since you do walk through the woods for 5 minutes. The trail is extremely well built, and is pretty easily accessible through the winter.The trai...
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    • Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

      Hike the Dyckman Hill/Huyler's Landing Loop

      9 mi / 980 ft gain
      There is two ways to access this loop hike.  The first is from the Englewood Picnic area just off Exit 1 from the Palisades Interstate Parkway.  Parking here requires a fee of $5 May through September. The second is to drive past the Englewood Picnic area turnoff on Henry Hudson Drive and continu...
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    • Tuxedo Park, New York

      Backpack Harriman State Park

      4.5
      18 mi / 1200 ft gain
      While the first day is a bit longer and less exciting in terms of frequent landmarks, its a relaxing hike through rocky, wooded, forest among bountiful blueberry bushes and the occasional raspberry bush. Enjoy the isolation on this leg. The second day is packed with frequent and beautiful landmar...
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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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    Camping and Lodging in Briarcliff Manor

    Bear Mountain Inn
    Tomkins Cove, New York

    Bear Mountain Inn

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    Wallkill, New York

    New York City North / Newburgh KOA Holiday

    Camp Gateway  Brooklyn Ny
    Brooklyn, New York

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    Camp Gateway   Staten Island
    Staten Island, New York

    Camp Gateway Staten Island

    Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area
    Naugatuck, Connecticut

    Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area

    Camp Gateway   Sandy Hook
    Highlands, New Jersey

    Camp Gateway Sandy Hook

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Briarcliff Manor

    5 Reasons to Plan a Summer Getaway to Bear Mountain, New York

    5 Reasons to Plan a Summer Getaway to Bear Mountain, New York

    Sara Sheehy

    Escape the Bustle of New York City with a Weekend at Bear Mountain

    Escape the Bustle of New York City with a Weekend at Bear Mountain

    The Outbound Collective

    Earth Day 2020 Goes Online: How to Get Involved

    Earth Day 2020 Goes Online: How to Get Involved

    Jonathan Stull

    A Family Trip to Surf the Rockaways in January

    A Family Trip to Surf the Rockaways in January

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