Serendipitous Outings near New York City: On Foot in New Jersey, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania by Marina Harrison, Lucy D. Rosenfeld |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Serendipitous Outings near New York City: On Foot in New Jersey, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania

Serendipitous Outings near New York City: On Foot in New Jersey, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania

by Marina Harrison, Lucy D. Rosenfeld
     
 

Serendipitous Outings Near New York City highlights charming places removed from the urban scene that are perfect for enjoying a pleasant day outdoors. Look inside for:

A wide variety of excursions for walkers of every kind - from experienced trail hikers and outdoors enthusiasts to leisurely strollers and physically challenged walkers

Outings especially

Overview

Serendipitous Outings Near New York City highlights charming places removed from the urban scene that are perfect for enjoying a pleasant day outdoors. Look inside for:

A wide variety of excursions for walkers of every kind - from experienced trail hikers and outdoors enthusiasts to leisurely strollers and physically challenged walkers

Outings especially designed for those with special interests in herbs, gravestones, mushrooms, apple picking, fine art, fitness, beach combing, gardening, and historic preservation

A special section for bird-watchers, including walks through marshes and fields, along tow paths and beaches, in shady forests, and into remote wilderness areas

Outings for all seasons - to enjoy fine spring weather, stunning fall foliage, summer wildflowers in full bloom, and pristine winter snow

Practical information, including driving directions, parking fees, and availability of food and drink, as well as historic sites and tourist attractions in the area

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762736683
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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A Romantic Riverside Walk Nyack Beach State Park, Nyack, New York

This is a beautiful, romantic riverside walk in which the Hudson River is so close you can actually put your feet in at any moment. The winding path is a one-way trail along the riverbank, but you will find it interesting and varied even when you retrace your steps. The red sandstone, shale, and traprock cliffs of the Palisades at Hook Moutain border the trail on one side, while the gently lapping river flanks the other.
The trail is totally flat, with occasional picnic tables and lookout rocks. You can go 1.7 miles to the end or do any part of it, remembering that you have to walk back.
This is an all-season walk, although it can be cold and blustery in winter. However, many enjoy it particularly then, when large ice floes dot the river and bang up against the shoreline. Even on the hottest summer days the walk is pleasant, breezy, and partly shaded. In late spring you will find a wonderful variety of wildflowers. As might be expected, Sundays are more crowded, although we have never found it unpleaasantly so. The rest of the time it is a mostly quiet, solitary walk.

Meet the Author

Lifelong friends and travel guidebook writers Marina Harrison and Lucy D. Rosenfeld have collaborated on six books together, including Gardenwalks in New England, Gardenwalks in the Mid-Atlantic States, and Gardenwalks in the Southeast.

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