New York is a promising place that has got a number of places where one can breathe in fresh air and can feel relaxed and rejuvenated. And, the same is the case with the hiking trails; certainly, there is no dearth of hiking trails in NYC, and the best part is that these trails are easily accessible via metro. So, one simply needs to hop in a metro without any hassles and get off at a station to start their hiking adventure. On their hike they are sure to visit some natural historical landmark, or simply enjoy the serenity of a hideaway. So, here are some of the entrancing hikes in New York that are easily accessible to the people via Metro-North.
One needs to get off at Garrison station in order to embark upon the enchanting hike leading to Arden Point. There is a vast array of streams and waterfalls that one witnesses on their way. The 2.5 hour journey leaves one invigorated. The breathtaking imagery of the surroundings is simply surreal.
Sherwood Island State Park
Sherwood Island State Park epitomizes the best of the nature. This wide expanse spanning 234 acres is adorned with woodlands that are full of rich wildlife. Hikers get a great opportunity to connect with nature. They feel completely besotted by the beach walk that spans 1.5 km. Decidedly, there is no hiker who wants to miss the joy of experiencing this ultimate inwardly fun of hiking in this beautiful region.
Blue Mountain Reservation
Blue Mountain Reservation is the most loved spot of adventure loving people. They categorically list it among the most enjoyable hikes they have ever taken in their life. They seem to be right in their claims since the 1800 acre area is inundated with all sorts of challenging and adventurous hikes. One couldn’t forget the joy of traversing through the meandering trails to reach at the zenith of Blue Mountain. And, one simply needs to get off at Peekskill station in order to get access to this area.
Mianus River Gorge Preserve
Mianus River Gorge Preserve enjoys the distinction of being the first ever registered or enlisted ‘Natural History Landmark’; nonetheless, the place dons an unassuming appearance. The preserve spans in the area of 738 acre and has always been a hidden treasure, ready to stun the visitors with its pristine beauty and extensive wildlife, including unicorns, white-tailed deer, etc.
Old Croton Aqueduct
Old Croton Aqueduct is a 26 mile trail extending from quaint Tarrytown to serene Yonkers. One feels elevated after having navigated through this trail for they are sure to experience some breathtaking views of the Hudson River, or enjoy the quaint ambience of picturesque villages.
Appalachian Trail is full of adventurous and exciting hikes. One could either tread the trails snaking through the valley to reach Cat Rocks at a distance of 7.2 miles and experience some scintillating views of Harlem Valley; or one could head toward the Pawling Nature Preserve, and wonder through the wilderness with their mouth agape, and mind full of reverence and awe at the bounties of nature.