While living in the city affords many great opportunities and a fun, fast-paced lifestyle, it is also nice to escape the city and spend time in the outdoors. For New Yorkers, there are many hikes within driving distance of the city. Here are some of the best, according to Time Out.
Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike
This seven-mile trail is very popular, as it takes hikers through ice caves and along the highest waterfall trail in the Shawangunk Mountains. The trail leads to Sam’s Point, which offers great views. This is an easy trek that takes about 4.5 hours.
This “hill” ascends 1,350 feet and awards hikers with beautiful vistas of the Hudson Valley. This is also a great destination for those who want a trail that is slightly less traveled. The trek takes about 3 hours and is moderate to difficult.
Lake Skenonto Loop
For those who want a flatter hike, this eight-mile loop takes between 5 and 6 hours and is about half a mile from Tuxedo Station along the New Jersey Transit line.