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    Top Spots in and near Staten Island

    • 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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    • Queens, New York

      Ridgewood Reservoir

      2.23 mi / 194 ft gain
      Ridgewood Reservoir is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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    • Sea Bright, New Jersey

      Bike the Sandy Hook Pathway

      8.7 mi
      A beautiful paved pathway that travels 8.7 miles along beaches and historical monuments located on the Sandy Hook peninsula. The path begins at the Gateway National Recreation Area and loops around Fort Hancock, a former U.S. base that housed 12,000 soldiers at its peak during WWII. Along the way...
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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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    • 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

      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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    • 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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    • Highlands, New Jersey

      Kayaking the Shrewsbury River

      You start at Tocci Ave in Monmouth Beach. (There is a park with a baseball field so often times on weekends there are baseball games. Depending on the time of day it can be difficult to get parking.) You use the launching ramp to put your kayak into the water and then you are off. You don't techn...
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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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    • Gillette, New Jersey

      Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Loop

      5.0
      0.94 mi / 43 ft gain
      Nestled within the more urban and suburban communities in Northern New Jersey, you can escape back to nature at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The name says it all - this place is the perfect opportunity to get up close to a variety of different wildlife that call this protected land home....
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    • Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

      Hike the Dyckman Hill/Carpenter's Grove Loop

      4.0
      4 mi / 400 ft gain
      This loop hike can be started from several different places.  I chose to start from Allison Park which overlooks the Hudson River in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.  From the parking area, walk out to the entrance road and travel south to Saint Peter's College.  The Long Path Trail, which you join from All...
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    • New York, New York

      Explore the Met Cloisters

      5.0
      The Met Cloisters is an art museum owned by the Met that boasts religious (mostly Catholic) art from a range of time periods as the building used to function as a cloister for monks. The inside of the Cloisters museum is a castle-like building that can be visited for a small ticket fee (suggested...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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