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Philipstown, New York

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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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  • Gardiner, New York

    Hike the Millbrook Mountain/Gertrude Nose loop

    9 mi / 1700 ft gain
    This great loop hike starts from the upper parking lot of Lake Minnewaska State Park. Walk towards Lake Minnewaska and once on that carriage road, turn left and follow the road to the to the opposite end of the lake. Along the way are great view points of the lake and several picnic areas for day...
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  • Gardiner, New York

    Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail

    2.01 mi / 348 ft gain
    Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kerhonkson, New York.
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  • Gardiner, New York

    Gertrude's Nose

    4.9
    6.97 mi / 919 ft gain
    It would be impossible to see all of Minnewaska’s beautiful spots in one day. Gertrude's Nose is, in my opinion, the best view in the entire park. Round trip, the hike is approximately 5 hours, and is a 7.5 mile trip. To get to the trailhead: Drive to the Minnewaska State Park entrance, pass the...
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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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  • 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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  • Cragsmoor, New York

    Sam's Point Overlook to Ice Cave Trail

    3.47 mi / 584 ft gain
    Sam's Point Overlook to Ice Cave Trail is an out-and-back trail with scenic views near Lake Maratanza located near Ellenville, New York. This trail is dog friendly on-leash. 
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  • Cragsmoor, New York

    Sam's Point, Ice Cave Trail, Verkeerderkill Falls

    4.9
    6.99 mi / 1063 ft gain
    Located in Sam's Point Preserve, this hike has three major attractions – panoramic views from Sam's Point, mysterious and chilly Ice Caves, and a knee-weakening perch atop Verkeerderkill Falls. Pay attention to seasonal conditions before making this trip. Spring and early summer are best for see...
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  • Vernon Township, New Jersey

    Stairway to Heaven

    4.8
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Paterson, New Jersey

    Explore the Great Falls of the Passaic River

    3.2
    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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