Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Three Hikes Near NYC

Based in New York, New York, Janina Casey serves as managing director of equities at the capital market company BTIG. In her free time, Janina Casey enjoys golfing, traveling, and hiking.

While New York City is a concrete jungle full of skyscrapers and cars, there are many opportunities for hikers just outside of the city. Here are some to consider!

1. Breakneck Ridge. Found in Philipstown/Fishkill, this might be the most popular hike in the New York area. This four-mile hike follows a steady, rocky incline up a mountain alongside the Hudson River. The top of the trail affords beautiful views of the river, Storm King Mountain, and the Bannerman Castle. Be prepared for an arduous hike and be sure to bring good shoes, water, and snacks.

2. Old Croton Aqueduct. More of a walk than a hike, this trail runs 26 miles between Yonkers and Tarrytown. While the aqueduct is no longer in use, people enjoy walking on the footpath above the water tube, which offers views of the Hudson River and goes through the backyards of homes in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.

3. Sugarloaf Hill and Osborn Loop. There are many trailheads to these trails in Garrison, but the Osborn Loop and Sugarloaf Hill offer an easy but long trek that provides views of West Point, the East Hudson Highlands, and Storm King Mountain. The seven-mile loop takes about 5 hours.

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