NYC train to trail


East Hudson Path

83 mi path from Battery to Peekskill along east shore of Hudson, with detours to visit interesting gardens and other points of interest

  • photos: May 2016, May 2017
  • public transit: NYC subway (e.g. #1 to stage 1, A to stages 2-3), Metro North Hudson Line (to stages 4–7)

East Hudson Highlands Path

43 mi path (or 32 mi with alternative stage 2), from Peekskill to Beacon, visiting the East Hudson Highlands State Park and some interesting gardens

  • photos: Jan 2013 (stage 1), Sep 2017 (stage 2)
  • public transit: Metro North Hudson Line

stage 1 (13 mi) Peekskill to Garrison, along Camp Smith Trail (5 min taxi from Peekskill station to trailhead), Appalachian Trail, and other trails, visiting East Hudson Highlands State Park (South) and Manitoga Preserve

stage 2 (18 mi) Garrison to Cold Spring, along Appalachian Trail and other trails, visiting East Hudson Highlands State Park (Fahnestock) and, if time and energy permit, Boscobel gardens

alt. stage 2 (7 mi) Garrison to Cold Spring, along country roads, visiting Boscobel gardens

stage 3 (12 mi) Cold Spring to Beacon, along hiking trails, visiting East Hudson Highlands State Park (North)

NY hiker. ©Maria Bittner 2017. mbittner (at) cloud9.net