Item description for AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails from New York City to Albany (Appalachian Mountain Club) by Peter Kick...
With more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and the Hudson River Valley are a hiker's paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain from Westchester County to Albany. This new guide from the experts at the Appalachian Mountain Club leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along sixty of the region's most spectacular trails, from short family nature walks to day-long hikes that reward with magnificent views. Each trip description includes a detailed map and a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficulty, plus an icon indicating whether the trail is also good for snowshoeing or cross-country. The guide includes appendices packed with snowshoe treks, rock climbing in the Gunks, and other opportunities for outdoor adventure in the region, making this guide an essential four-season reference for locals and visitors alike.
Special features include: >Fifty day hikes for all ability levels, ranging from two to eight miles long >Detailed and accurate trail descriptions >Locator map and "At-A-Glance" highlights chart for easy trip comparison and planning >Hiking and safety tips >Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights >Nature Notes about prominent species, and unique natural features of each hike >Photographs of plant and animal life reflecting each trip's hidden wonders
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN 1929173849 ISBN13 9781929173846
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Kick
Peter Kick is a licensed hiking and paddling guide in the Catskills, Adirondacks, and Florida Everglades. He has authored several books on hiking and mountain biking including "Backroad Bicycling in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, 25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Hudson Valley, 25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Adirondacks", and "25 Mountain Bike Tours in New Jersey". He lives in Saugerties, New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails from New York City to Albany (Appalachian Mountain Club)?
Great All Around Guide May 2, 2008
An excellent guide at a great price. Included are an overall map, a chart summarizing the hikes, a map and details (difficulty, distance, time, elevation change) for each hike, directions to the starting point and lots of useful information about each trail. Several pictures are included and there's good reference information in the back of the book.
You'll want to try them all! Oct 18, 2007
We are not expert hikers, but we got around fine using this guidebook. We knew we wanted to go hiking during our B&B weekend in the Hudson Valley, but wanted to try somewhere other than Mohonk Mountain (which is very nice, and covered in the book, but we've done it a few times). We took his suggestion and rode out to Stissing Mountain. It was so worth it! Between the directions in the book and help from our GPS, we were able to find the trailhead. Climbing to the top was a little intense, but we were rewarded with amazing views from the firetower, just as promised! We can't wait to go back for more hikes!
The premier guide for anyone planning an excursion in New York's Catskills and Hudson Valley country! Aug 9, 2006
There are more than 600 miles of hiking trails in the Catskill mountains and the Hudson Valley, locales that are within just a few hours of New York City. "AMC's Best Day Hikes In The Catskills & Hudson Valley" is a practical "day trip" guide to varied and scenic terrains that range from Westchester County to Albany, showcasing sixty of the most scenic and spectacular of these trails which suited for anything from short family nature walks to day-long hikes with magnificent views. Each individual trail trip includes a detailed map and a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficultly. An icon indicates whether the trail is also good for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter, making "AMC's Best Day Hikes In The Catskills & Hudson Valley" an all weather, all-season reference of value for both local residents and vacationing visitors. Enhanced with hiking and safety tips, advice for hiking with children, an 'At-a-Glance Trip Planner' for finding the best hikes suited to the reader's aspirations and limitations, "AMC's Best Day Hikes In The Catskills & Hudson Valley" is the premier guide for anyone planning an excursion in New York's Catskills and Hudson Valley country!
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