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Top 10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New York and New Jersey
Hiking is a fun and inexpensive way for families to spend time together, and a good source of exercise for children of all ages.
Perfect for little legs, these shorter, less difficult hikes are filled with fun things to see and do, to help get children excited about the great outdoors.
High Point Monument Loop, Sussex County Look out over three states and the Delaware River on this 3.5-mile hike. Walk along the shore of Lake Marcia, climb stone steps, and end your day enjoying the view at New Jersey's highest point.
Pyramid Mountain Loop, Morris County Tripod Rock is just one highlight of this favorite 4-mile family hike. Walk alongside the Taylortown Reservoir and past glacial erratics and great views.
Cattus Island County Park, Ocean County
Mount Tammany Loop, Warren County
Castle Point Short Loop, Bergen County
Bear Mountain Summit Loop, Orange County Visit this favorite state park for fantastic views on a newly-built section of the famous Appalachian Trail, part of which is now handicapped-accessible.
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Orange County
Buttermilk Falls, Rockland County
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx County
High Peters Kill, Ulster County