AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley

Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails from the Hudson Highlands to Albany

By Peter W. Kick
Appalachian Mountain Club, Paperback, 9781934028452, 285pp.

Publication Date: April 2011

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With more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and Hudson Valley are a hiker's paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain from Westchester County to Albany. This fully updated guide leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along 60 of the region's most spectacular trails, from shorter nature walks to longer day hikes. From classic hikes like Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands, to carriage road walks in the Shawangunks and a historic walk around the grounds of Oleana, to 25 Catskills hikes such as Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains, to ridgewalks along the Taconic Range, this guide offers a variety of trails for all ability levels and interests. An at-a-glance chart highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for winter snowshoeing and skiing.

About the Author
Peter Kick, a native of the Catskill Mountains, is a New York State licensed wilderness guide and trip leader. The author of several hiking and mountain-biking guides, including AMC's "Catskill Mountain Guide," his writing also has appeared in "Backpacker," "Outdoor Traveler," and "Adirondack Life," He lives in New Paltz, NY.
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