Need to get out of the city this weekend? Pick up a copy of Take a Hike New York City: 80 Hikes within 2 Hours of Manhattan, by Skip Card, and start planning! This guidebook is sure to please everyone, with trails ranging from short, flat, family-friendly strolls to steep, full-day treks for more advanced hikers.
Describes 80 hikes for all abilities broken up into six areas: New York City and Long Island, New Jersey, Western Hudson, The Shawangunks, Eastern Hudson, and the Appalachian Trail
Each trail description includes a map, directions to the trailhead, estimated hiking time, trail length, difficulty rating, elevation gain, and options to extend or shorten each trip
Icons let you quickly discern which trails climb to a high overlook, offer an opportunity for wildlife viewing or bird watching, feature wildflower displays in spring, visit a beach or historic site, or travel to a waterfall as well as which are dog-, kid-, or wheelchair-friendly and which can be accessed via public transportation