You don't have to travel far from New York City to find some of the best day hikes in the Northeast. This guidebook from the Appalachian Mountain Club's Best Day Hikes series takes you to 50 of the best excursions in New York, Connecticut, and northern New Jersey. Perfect for beginners, seasoned hikers, families, tourists, and local residents, AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City unveils hidden gems of the New York City metro area. Hike the Palisades Interstate Park, explore the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, discover the Paugusett State Forest, trek the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt in Long Island, or even ramble through Central Park from end to end - no matter what your ability level, this guide is a must-have resource for an hour or day of adventure. Many hikes in the guide are accessible by public transportation, making it easy for you to get out on the trail.
Daniel Case is a native of northeastern New Jersey who lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife and son. He has worked in journalism, and served on the board of the Catskill Mountain 3500 Club. His work has appeared in Adirondac and Kaatskill Life magazines.