New York is an incredible place that has a number of opportunities to spend the time in the best possible manner. The best part is that the place never disappoints the nature lovers, since there is a dazzling array of rejuvenating hikes in New York. Furthermore, not only does the city has a number of secret hikes but there is a great range of refreshing hikes that are easily accessible via Metro-North. So, getting to these hikes is laughably simple, and one simply gets away from the hustle and bustle of city life in a completely hassle-free manner. The hikes are promising since they provide breathtaking views of the surroundings to the visitors, besides providing them with the tranquil atmosphere. Here are some of the hikes that are sure to refresh the visitors.
Arden Point is located in Garrison and is just 78 minutes from NYC. One is completely transformed to the other world once they embark upon this hike. It takes visitors around 2.5 hours to get to the historical war road here. And, one is also greeted with soothing streams and waterfalls near the road. The whole atmosphere is so soothing and relaxing. Apart from this, one also gets a chance to click mesmerizing photographs from the banks of Hudson River.
Sherwood Island State Park
All the people looking to get a break from their hectic schedule should take the Metro-North to Westport, which is 67 minutes from NYC. One is greeted with rich woodlands there that are full of wildlife. The park spans in 234 acres of area. Moreover, one could also opt for walking along the beach as 1.5 mile walk could really take all the stress away.
Blue Mountain Reservation
Blue Mountain Reservation spans 1800 acre of area and abounds in natural beauty. It is an hour ride from NYC in the metro. The best part is that there are all sorts of hikes here; for the average hikers as well as the robust ones who are looking for great challenges in their lives. So, adventure loving people could always embark upon the hikes such as Blue Mountain and Mount Spitzenberg. And, the ones who like easier rides could tread upon Dickey Brook trail.
Mianus River Gorge Preserve
Mianus River Gorge enjoys the distinction of being, ‘first registered Natural History Landmark’ in the US. Still, quite few people know about the pristine beauty of this reserve that spans 738 acre area. There is a great variety of animals that could be found here including white-tailed deer, unicorns, and bobcats to name a few. The trails are well-marked here, and give one a chance to see the gushing and powerful Mianus River, along with old hemlocks that adorn the place.
Old Croton Aqueduct
Old Croton Aqueduct is located in Tarrytown and is just 37 minutes from NYC in Metro-North. One gets refreshed by embarking upon this trail that spans 26 miles of area. The best part is that one finds himself running under the shades of oak trees. Moreover, there are stone bridges, quaint villages, and the historic Lyndhurst mansion.