Walking the Hudson: From the Battery to Bear Mountain

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“Reveals the beauty and wonder of one of America’s most familiar yet least appreciated waterways and shorelines.”—Ruth Messinger, former Manhattan borough president
Cy Adler authored the first complete guide to walking from the southern tip of Manhattan at Battery Park all the way up to Bear Mountain near West Point. With all the new changes to the West Side of Manhattan since that guide was published, Walking the Hudson, the new and fully revised guide to this fabulous route, will be much appreciated by walkers,...

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Overview

“Reveals the beauty and wonder of one of America’s most familiar yet least appreciated waterways and shorelines.”—Ruth Messinger, former Manhattan borough president
Cy Adler authored the first complete guide to walking from the southern tip of Manhattan at Battery Park all the way up to Bear Mountain near West Point. With all the new changes to the West Side of Manhattan since that guide was published, Walking the Hudson, the new and fully revised guide to this fabulous route, will be much appreciated by walkers, history buffs, and anyone who wants to experience this great area up close and under their own power.
The route is nicely broken into segments of 2–9 miles each so one can walk as little or as much of the route as desired at a time. The average walker can finish the entire route in two to four days.

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Robin Dropkin
“Walking the Hudson: From Battery to Bear Mountain is an ode to savoring the lower Hudson River by foot. The book gives information about the west and east side trails along the river from Battery Park in Manhattan to Bear Mountain in the Adirondacks and is organized into eleven different “leg” sections. In this way it is useful to the expert hiking enthusiast as well as the beginner Hudson walker alike. The reader will find a beautiful description of what each leg of the Hudson looks like, important historical sites along the way, nearby hotels and B&BS, and recreational activates. It reads as part guidebook, part history book, and part sociological treatise. If you’re looking to explore the Hudson for the first time or to see the magnificent river in a new light, then Walking the Hudson is for you.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881509465
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 780,971
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Cy A Adler is the founder and has been the leader since 1982 of Shorewalkers, an environmental and walking group. His articles have appeared in publications ranging from the New
York Times to the Journal of Physics. Adler lives on the Upper West Side of New York City.

Legendary folksinger and peace advocate Pete Seeger (1919—2014) issued approximately one hundred records and wrote or worked on dozens of books, and collaborated on numerous radical songbooks and articles.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Preface: Get Lost 11

Acknowledgments 12

Introduction 15

Leg 1 The Battery to West 42nd Street 25

Leg 2 West 42nd Street to 125th Street 45

Leg 3 125th Street to the Little Red Lighthouse 59

Leg 4 The Little Red Lighthouse to Fort Lee 61

Leg 5 Fort Lee to Alpine 75

Leg 6 Alpine to the State Line 83

Leg 7 State Line to Piermont 93

Leg 8 Piermont to Nyack 103

Leg 9 Nyack to Haverstraw 111

Leg 10 Haverstraw to Tomkins Cove 129

Leg 11 Tomkins Cove to Bear Mountain 137

Coda 148

References and Useful Information 152

Index 158

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