AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City

You don't have to travel far from New York City to find some of the best day hikes in the Northeast. This guidebook from the Appalachian Mountain Club's Best Day Hikes series takes you to 50 of the best excursions in New York, Connecticut, and northern New Jersey. Perfect for beginners, seasoned hikers, families, tourists, and even local residents, AMC's Best Day Hikes near New York City unveils hidden gems of the New York City metro area, including many trips accessible by public transportation.

Hike the Palisades Interstate Park, explore the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, discover Paugusett State Forest, trek through the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt in Long Island, or even ramble through Central Park from end to end—no matter what your ability level is, this guide is a must-have resource for a short hike or a day-long adventure.

Inside You'll Find:

  • Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights
  • Locator map and At-a-Glance highlights chart for easy trip planning
  • Trailhead GPS coordinates
  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
  • Essays about the flora, fauna, and history of the New York City area