Outdoor Escapes New York City is your one-stop resource for information on the best outdoor adventures in and around the five boroughs, including the Hudson Valley and the New Jersey shore. New Yorker Ted Scull offers twenty carefully crafted itineraries (including some overnight trips) that guide you along hiking and biking routes, let you in on opportunities for skating, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming, and provide you with an understanding of the rich historical and cultural background of the area. And all of these exciting escapes are within an hour or two from the city! Inside you'll find: helpful information on getting to and from each escape via public transportation or by car; step-by-step directions and detailed route maps; quick reference activity icons; anecdotes about interesting and historically important attractions along each route; tips and hints to get the most out of each outdoor experience; restaurant, lodging, and sightseeing suggestions; difficulty ratings, special considerations, trail contacts, and much more. With Outdoor Escapes New York City as a guide, residents and travelers alike can explore the many and varied opportunities for outdoor recreation that the city and its environs have to offer.
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