AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails from New York City to Albany

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With more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and the Hudson River Valley are a hiker's paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain from Westchester County to Albany. This new guide from the experts at the Appalachian Mountain Club leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along sixty of the region's most spectacular trails, from short family nature walks to day-long hikes that reward with magnificent views. Each trip description includes a detailed map and a ...
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Overview

With more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and the Hudson River Valley are a hiker's paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain from Westchester County to Albany. This new guide from the experts at the Appalachian Mountain Club leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along sixty of the region's most spectacular trails, from short family nature walks to day-long hikes that reward with magnificent views. Each trip description includes a detailed map and a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficulty, plus an icon indicating whether the trail is also good for snowshoeing or cross-country. The guide includes appendices packed with snowshoe treks, rock climbing in the Gunks, and other opportunities for outdoor adventure in the region, making this guide an essential four-season reference for locals and visitors alike.

Special features include:
Fifty day hikes for all ability levels, ranging from two to eight miles long
Detailed and accurate trail descriptions
Locator map and "At-A-Glance" highlights chart for easy trip comparison and planning
Hiking and safety tips
Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights
Nature Notes about prominent species, and unique natural features of each hike
Photographs of plant and animal life reflecting each trip's hidden wonders


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This Appalachian Mountain Club trail guide sets you on the path for 50 hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley. The treks, which range from two to eight miles, fit the needs of hikers of all ability levels. Each entry includes detailed, accurate descriptions of the route, plus information about parking areas, local plants, and wildlife. Perhaps best of all, AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley contains a detachable map, a perfect backpack tool for navigating, and appendices on snowshoeing and rock climbing in the region.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929173846
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: AMC Hiking Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    The premier guide

    There are more than 600 miles of hiking trails in the Catskill mountains and the Hudson Valley, locales that are within just a few hours of New York City. 'AMC's Best Day Hikes In The Catskills & Hudson Valley' is a practical 'day trip' guide to varied and scenic terrains that range from Westchester County to Albany, showcasing sixty of the most scenic and spectacular of these trails which suited for anything from short family nature walks to day-long hikes with magnificent views. Each individual trail trip includes a detailed map and a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficultly. An icon indicates whether the trail is also good for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter, making 'AMC's Best Day Hikes In The Catskills & Hudson Valley' an all weather, all-season reference of value for both local residents and vacationing visitors. Enhanced with hiking and safety tips, advice for hiking with children, an 'At-a-Glance Trip Planner' for finding the best hikes suited to the reader's aspirations and limitations, 'AMC's Best Day Hikes In The Catskills & Hudson Valley' is the premier guide for anyone planning an excursion in New York's Catskills and Hudson Valley country!

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