"50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley" 2014, 3rd Edition Is Here!

April 28, 2014
Jeremy Apgar
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


"50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley" 2014, 3rd Edition Is Here!
50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley Book Cover


Completely revised by Trail Conference member Daniel Chazin, this new edition features full-color photos and a new digital map for each hike. The book includes descriptions of 50 fascinating hikes throughout the Hudson River Valley, from Westchester County and the East Hudson Highlands to Rockland County, Harriman State Park, Sterling Forest, Schunemunk Mountain, Storm King, Black Rock, the Shawangunks and the Catskills. The Countryman Press. 311 pages.

About the Book

50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley 2014, 3rd edition
Daniel Chazin
List price: $15.95 ISBN 978-1-880775-93-6
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (2014)

At a Glance

  • 50 hikes, with references to digital maps
  • Full-color photos of interesting features

About the Author

Daniel Chazin is a long-time member of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, having served on the Board of Directors, as Chair of the Publications Committee, and as editor and writer of a number of guidebooks. Chazin provides accurate descriptions of each hike, including difficulty ratings, distances, estimated hiking times, vantage points, and access information by both car and public transportation (where available). Each hike is accompanied by a map and photos, and references are provided to the Trail Conference maps that cover the hike (when applicable) and to other maps available online or at the parks.

The guide covers a wide range of hikes. For someone new to hiking in the area, this is an excellent introduction to many of the best hikes in northern New Jersey and southern New York. For a beginning hiker, especially teenagers, the book contains a wealth of information. For an experienced hiker, the descriptions are a joy, and the guide is a perfect gift for anyone whom you would like to get interested in the joys of walking or hiking outdoors.

About the Trail Conference

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a volunteer organization dedicated to creating, protecting and promoting the nation's finest network of foot trails in a major metropolitan area. The Trail Conference is a coalition of 100 clubs and 10,000 individual members that maintains over 2,000 miles of trails in New York and New Jersey. Its website, www.nynjtc.org, and its hiking books and trail maps provide detailed information that enable hikers to enjoy some of the most remarkable trails in the country.