Guides to Hiking New York and New Jersey

Backpacking, Biking, Camping & Hiking Trips in New York State. Discover the best spots to view scenic landscapes. Cycle along rolling hills and country roads, hike to mountain vistas and rushing waterfalls, experience overnight camping adventures, or hit the ski slopes in the winter.

Hiking New York: A Guide to the State’s Best Hiking Adventures

This guidebook features 75 of the best trails the Empire State has to offer—from the 4,000-foot peaks of the Adirondacks and the lore of Rip Van Winkle’s Catskills to the glacier-gouged landscape of the Finger Lakes region.

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Hiking the Catskills: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hikes

Hiking the Catskills provides everything hikers need to plan day hikes in the Catskill region of New York State: a five-county area west of the Hudson River that includes parts of Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. This guide has 40 hikes from the best among the Catskills’ famous peaks above 3,500 feet, as well as more moderate trails to backcountry waterfalls, easier trails to some of the area’s most spectacular viewpoints, and rail trails that provide access to fragrant woodlands and unusual geological wonders.

This book leads them to the ridges, notches, and cloves that inspired a uniquely American landscape painting style, the vistas that drew thousands of vacationers here throughout the twentieth century, and the peaks that challenge the most rugged explorers. It’s time to rediscover the Catskills, one of New York’s most fascinating natural areas.

Hiking and Camping Catskill Park

Best Day Hikes in New Jersey: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in the Garden State

Your indispensable guide to the 50 top treks in the Garden State, all doable in a day or less. Whether you’re an avid hiker or seek adventure in your own backyard, this must-have resource covers all of New Jersey―the northern Skylands, the northeastern Gateway near New York City, the Jersey and Southern shores, the Greater Atlantic City area, and the Delaware River―revealing remarkable natural beauty in the midst of a densely populated region.

Explore the urban-adjacent, 4,269-acre Ramapo State Forest, with its views of the New York City skyline; hike New Jersey’s famous Pine Barrens; stroll seaside in Hartshorne Woods Park; and tackle the rugged landscape along the Appalachian Trail, in High Point State Park. You’ll find hikes for every skill level.

50 Hikes with Kids New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey

These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under five miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet or less. Every entry includes the essential details: easy-to-read, trustworthy directions; a detailed map; hike length and elevation gain; bathroom access; and where to grab a bite to eat nearby. Full-color photographs highlight the fun things to see along the trail.

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4 Long Range Walkie Talkies

Long Distance Walkie-Talkies with Earpiece and Mic Set Headsets USB Charger Battery Weather Alert. These portable walkie-talkies are perfect for outdoor adventures, such as camping, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, skiing and so on.

Hiking through History New York: Exploring the Empire State’s Past by Trail from Youngstown to Montauk

In Hiking through History New York, you can hike through the forest planted on orders from President Franklin Roosevelt and follow the swath cut by the 20th century’s strongest and most influential First Lady. Or you can traverse the Minisink Battleground, a shady natural area once erupted in a battle between British, Iroquois, and American troops. Or explore Fort Niagara and walk along lookout points that French soldiers occupied as far back as the 1600s.
Hiking through History New York profiles forty hikes, going beyond stating miles and directions for each hike to include rich descriptions of the history underfoot. Whether you’re a curious tourist or a local history buff, this is a comprehensive guidebook to the area’s natural and human history.

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Five-Star Trails: Finger Lakes and Central New York: Your Guide to the Area’s Most Beautiful Hikes

Instead of mountains and ridges, the region is known for rolling drumlins, an abundance of scenic gorges, quiet woodlands, beautiful waterfalls, and picturesque lakes.

Timberland Men’s Anti-Fatigue Hiking Waterproof Leather Mt. Maddsen Boots

A Pocket Guide to Hiking, Running & Backpacking

Whether running around town, heading out for your first hike, or trekking in the backcountry, this is the guide for you!Written by a female, with a focus on women. BUY NOW!

Timberland Women’s Norwood Waterproof Boots

Timberland Unisex-Child Mt. Maddsen Waterproof Mid Leather Hiking Boots

Hiking Activity Book for Kids: 35 Fun Projects for Your Next Outdoor Adventure 

Hiking is an amazing way for kids to explore the great outdoors and learn new things about the world around them. This book is filled with 35 hands-on hiking projects that encourage kids to get outside, gain important skills, and discover all the awesome lessons nature can teach them.

200 Waterfalls in Central and Western New York

There are more waterfalls in central and western New York State than anywhere in the East. Some are well known, like Niagara and Taughannock Falls, others await your discovery around the bend of a trail.

Outdoor Ventures Men’s Lightweight Hooded Water-Resistant Windbreaker Jackets (Gray or Black)

JanSport Hatchet Travel Backpack with Dual Side Water Bottle Pockets

Hiking the Adirondack Waterfalls

This book will guide you to hikes of all kinds, from just under one mile to over 12 miles … to 36 waterfall destinations with over 60 falls in Northeastern New York. A four-season outdoor paradise, there is hiking, boating, skiing, and many other activities. BUY NOW!

Exploring the Adirondack Waterfalls

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Minolta Pro Shot 20 Mega Pixel HD Digital Camera with 67x Optical Zoom, Full 1080p HD Video & 16GB SD Card

50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains

The beautiful views, rugged peaks, lush forests, and rushing waterfalls spanning the 6 million acres of the Adirondack Park in Northeastern New York are every hiker’s dream. Within the section dedicated to each hike, tips and tricks for getting to the trail, places to rest along the way, and areas to stop for incomparable views are all noted.

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Lightweight Travel Day Pack

Simple backpack for daily use or trips. Reflective strip design increases night security. Two side pockets to hold water bottles.

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safety―there is no more comprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition.

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Hudson Valley & Vicinity Attractions: New York City’s Playground

Outdoor recreational opportunities for skiing, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, camping, and RV camping. Hudson Valley vineyards and wineries have become an east coast challenge to California’s Napa Valley.

Coleman 4-Person Camping Tent

Clarks Women’s Cora Chai Ankle Hiking Boots

Scenic Driving New York: Including the Adirondacks, the Catskills, and the Finger Lakes

To enjoy all that New York state roadways have to offer, jump in the car and drive to sweeping lake or ocean views, lush vineyard landscapes, or breathtaking mountain vistas. Featuring more than 1,900 miles of scenic routes and byways, this indispensable highway companion maps out unforgettable trips for exploring New York’s natural beauty. Scenic Driving New York features thirty separate drives through the Empire State with delicious ice cream stops and fun side trips along the way. Buckle up and begin your next journey!

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Hiking Safety Handbook

With more people discovering the excitement, beauty, and tranquility of the outdoors, hiking participation is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, so too are hiking accidents. Knowing what to do in an emergency and–even more important–how to keep yourself out of trouble in the first place are crucial.

Seasoned hiker and expert safety instructor Art Hogling brings experience, knowledge, and the latest research to bear on crucial safety topics, such as weather, fire, and altitude sickness; what to do if you’re lost; developing situational awareness; and more.

Niagara Falls State Park Map & Illustrated Trails: Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Exploring Niagara Falls State Park

Hiking Trail Maps, Pictures, and Description of the following trails:

  • Goat Island Scenic Walk
  • Niagara Gorge Rim Trail and Whirlpool Rapids Loop
  • Gorge Rim Trail
  • Robert Moses Recreation Trail

Camping – Campgrounds

  • AA Royal Motel & Campground
  • RV Park & Campground
  • Daisy Barn Campground
  • Four Mile Creek State Park Campground
  • Golden Hill State Park
  • Niagara County Camping Resort
  • Niagara Falls Campground and Lodging
  • Niagara Falls North / Lewiston Koa Journey
  • Niagara Hartland RV Resort & Campground
  • Niagara Shores Campground
  • Niagara Woodland Campground
  • Niagara’s Lazy Lakes Camping Resort Campground

Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus Suede Waterproof Hiking Boots

Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boots

National Geographic Road Atlas: Adventure Edition [United States, Canada, Mexico]

Top 100 destinations for adventure, plus the top 24 most visited National Parks. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in detail with inset maps that include popular attractions, infrastructure, and points of interest.

Exploring Niagara Falls & Buffalo NY

Discover all the Places to Sightsee, Eat, Hike, and Enjoy! Incredible Day Trips. How to Sightsee Niagara Falls. Breathtaking Hiking Trails.

Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover

Niagara Travel Guide 2023: Unveiling Niagara, a Breathtaking City in the New York

This comprehensive guide will give you all the necessary information to maximize your Niagara Falls experience. From detailed maps and itineraries to insider tips on the best places to stay and eat, this guide will help you find the perfect way to explore the wonders of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls State Park Map & Illustrated Trails

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THE NORTH FACE Girls’ Zipline Waterproof Hooded Rain Jacket

Niagara Falls: With Buffalo

Flexible itineraries for both the American and Canadian sides, including Buffalo, a weekend at the Falls, and day trips to Niagara-on-the-Lake, wine country, and more.

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100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

This robust guide provides an overview of the park, detailed travel advice, fascinating facts, insider knowledge about wildlife, and expert tips for hiking, biking, camping, and exploring.

Plus, explore the natural beauty tucked away in cities like New York’s Central Park and Boston Commons, and find bonus parks with day-trip suggestions to nearby neighbors. Top 10 lists throughout highlight best-of destinations for river trips, monuments, panoramic views, beaches, and more. 

Finger Lakes Region Waterfall Challenge

The Finger Lakes Region is arguably one of New York’s many shining gems. Wineries, Vineyards, State Parks, lakes (of course), and Waterfalls all mesh together to create a remarkable experience throughout the region.

Hudson Valley Waterfall Challenge

Easy-to-get-to waterfalls in the Greater Capital District and Hudson Valley (New York State). Here, you’ll find a compilation of rewarding, shorter hikes and roadside waterfalls that are sure to become favorites. Notable destinations like Indian Brook Falls, Cohoes Falls, and the waterfalls at Christman Sanctuary offer fun for the whole family! So, pack a cooler, grab the camera, and get ready to chase some waterfalls!

Coleman Evanston Screened Camping Tent

Coleman RoadTrip Portable Grill

New York Bucket List Adventure Guide: Explore 100 Offbeat Destinations You Must Visit!

Traveling to New York is unlike any other adventure you crossed off your bucket list. The ultimate dreamland for adventurous spirits whose soul craves deep connection with nature, New York is rich in picturesque landscapes that’ll leave you breathless.

Timberland Men’s Euro Sprint Hiking Boots

Hiking the Road to Ruins: Daytrips and Camping Adventures to Iron Mines, Old Military Sites, and Things Abandoned in the New York City Area…and Beyond

More than 25 unusual landmarks and hard-to-find destinations are mainly within a two-hour drive of New York City. Suitable for all hikers & camping adventurers.

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Camping & Outdoor Survival Guide: 101 Tips, Tricks & Uses

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool, SwissChamp Pocket Knife

Hiking Waterfalls New York

From the top of the Adirondack Northway to the precipitous drop that creates Niagara Falls, Hiking Waterfalls in New York State provides all of the information readers need to find their way to waterfalls –all on public lands, hidden in the crevices of the Catskill Mountains, high on the faces of the High Peaks, flowing through magnificent gorges into the Finger Lakes, or deep in the backcountry of the Southern Tier. Detailed driving and hike descriptions include slices of history and glimpses of geology. GPS coordinates, maps, and color photos of over 200 of the state’s best waterfalls on more than 100 hikes make certain that hikers and sightseers will find their way to these sparking gems, whether they can be seen from the roadside or at the end of a lengthy trail.

Schwinn High Timber Youth/Adult Mountain Bike for Men and Women

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Climb Every Mountain: 46 of the Northeast’s 111 Hikes over 4,000 Feet

Taking on one of the Northeast’s 4,000 footers is becoming a pilgrimage for Northeast residents and its visitors. While more people than ever are hiking them, there’s still a dearth of good information about each mountain and its surrounding areas, especially in winter. Climb Every Mountain fills that gap by informing adventurers—from the freshly-booted novice to the grizzled mountaineer—about the Northeast’s iconic mountains that top out at over 4,000 feet.

SKYSPER Hiking Backpack

Timberland Men’s 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boots

Clarks Orianna Hiker Boots for Women

Camping New York: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and Rv Campgrounds

New York offers a surprising array of quiet, out-of-the-way parks with lakes, rivers, rugged hills, and even rocky cliffs. Camping New York provides useful tips on camping etiquette and enjoying—or avoiding—the state’s diverse and abundant wildlife.

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Catskill Park Map

National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Catskill Park is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts by combining valuable information with unmatched detail of a park that consists of 700,000 acres of beautiful forests, mountains, rivers, and lakes. Created in partnership with the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), which provided trail information from its Forest Preserve Series of trail guides, this map will prove invaluable regardless of the season or the reason for your visit. Key areas of interest featured on this map include Ashokan, Pepacton, and Schoharie reservoirs; Belle Ayr Mountain; Slide Mountain Wilderness; Campbell Mountain; and Mongaup Pond. The print version of the map includes an inset of North/South Lake for additional detail.

Whatever your chosen activity, the Catskill Park map can guide you off the beaten path and back again with a handy trail chart showing location, mileage, trail use, and difficulty levels for dozens of trails. Mileages between intersections are shown and the map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and many lakes. The Shawangunk Mountain Scenic Byway is noted for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. Public fishing easements, footbridges, swimming areas, snowmobile parking areas, boat launches, covered bridges, waterfalls, ski areas, and other points of interest are clearly marked.

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Best Tent Camping: New York State

Wilderness abounds in New York State. From the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, from the Adirondack Mountains to the Catskills, from the St. Lawrence River to the Hudson, millions of acres of public lands are dotted with hundreds of campgrounds―but you probably only have a precious amount of limited time. Where should you go? When should you go? Divided geographically into seven sections―Long Island, Catskills/Hudson Valley, Central/Leatherstocking, Adirondacks, St. Lawrence River, Finger Lakes, and Western―the book is a helpful reference for camping enthusiasts throughout the state. 

How to Poop in the Woods: And Other Backpacking Essentials for Women

When it comes to backpacking, beginners have lots of great questions:

  • What’s an ideal pack weight?
  • Is down better than synthetics for a sleeping bag?
  • Should your footwear be waterproofed?
  • How big of a tent do you need?
  • And how do you poop in the woods?

How to Poop in the Woods is just as funny and entertaining as it is practical and accessible—a tremendously valuable resource and guide for novice backpackers.

Outdoor Ventures Men’s Hooded Windbreaker Jackets (Light Brown + More Colors)

Birds of New York Field Guide

Learn to identify birds in New York and make birdwatching even more enjoyable. 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Android SmartPhone. 128GB Storage, 50MP Camera

50 Hikes in Central New York: Hikes and Backpacking Trips from the Western Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes

Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide to 30 of the Best Multi-Day Trips From New York To Virginia

Within hours of cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, thousands of miles of trails cross a wide variety of wild terrain, from rhododendron stands of the Dolly Sods Wilderness to the expansive Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, to the beaches of Assateague, to the peaks of the Catskill Mountains. This three-season guidebook will lead you to the 30 best multiday expeditions in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Each trip features turn-by-turn directions, basic topographic maps, camping options, and more. Whether you’re looking for a two-day loop or a challenging week-long trek, this guide is the essential tool for finding the most exciting Mid-Atlantic backpacking experiences.

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The Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs: Trail-Tested Tips and Expert Advice for Canine Adventures

Furhaven Pop Up Playpen Pet Tent Playground

New York State: Getaway Ideas, Road Trips, Local Spots

From museum-hopping in the Hudson Valley to hiking the hills upstate, discover the New York you don’t know with Moon New York State. Inside you’ll find:

  • Strategic itineraries ranging from a two-week road trip to weekend getaways from the city, with ideas for art lovers, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, foliage-seekers, and more
  • Day trips from New York City to Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills
  • The top sights and unique experiences: Explore the charming riverside towns of the Hudson Valley on a brewery trail, sample local wine and cheese upstate, or relax on the beaches of Montauk. Hike to a spectacular sunrise in the Catskills, kayak on the Finger Lakes, and peep the vibrant changing leaves in the Adirondacks. Browse the quirky boutiques of Lower Manhattan, stroll the High Line, and savor skyline views with a nightcap at a rooftop bar.
  • Honest advice from native New Yorker Julie Schwietert Collazo on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Thorough background on the history, culture, and geography of the state
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ travelers, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities

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Rail-Trails New Jersey & New York: The Definitive Guide to the Region’s Top Multi-Use Trails

Explore 58 of the best rail trails and multiuse pathways across two states. All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail trails, as well as other multiuse pathways, in New Jersey and New York. Explore four Hall of Fame Rail Trails: the High Line, New York City’s famed aerial greenway, and a trio of connected rail trails―the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, Walkway Over the Hudson, and William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail―that form a seamless 20-mile pathway through New York’s scenic Hudson Valley.

Learn about ambitious trail projects, like New York’s state-spanning Empire State Trail and the 800-mile Circuit Trails network in Camden and Greater Philadelphia. And discover paths that offer views of some of America’s most iconic natural treasures, such as Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean coastline, the Finger Lakes, and the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains.

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Lake Placid, High Peaks: Adirondack Park Map

The largest park in the contiguous United States, Adirondack Park is a diverse mountain landscape of protected boreal forests and pristine waterways interspersed with over one hundred towns and villages. An extensive High Peaks Trail Chart will help you choose a trail that’s right for your activity level and recreation use, whether hiking, horseback riding, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling. Trails are clearly marked and include mileage between intersections. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes, and major lakes. Some recreation features include campgrounds, trailheads, fishing access, boat launch sites, and interpretive trails.

Lake Placid in the Adirondack Park

Clarks Kids Boots. The navy leather upper, cosy cushioning and lightweight grippy sole protect and comfort smaller feet on every adventure. Waterproof padded collar and tongue help to keep feet dry and comfortable.

New York State Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers

New York State touches Lake Ontario and the Atlantic Ocean and covers the Eastern Adirondack Mountains.

New York Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Empire State

The book features comprehensive entries for 105 rocks and minerals, from common rocks to rare finds.

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Bear Mountain State Park Map & Illustrated Trails: Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Exploring Bear Mountain State Park

How to Survive a Freakin’ Bear Attack: And 127 Other Survival Hacks You’ll Hopefully Never Need

Wilderness Camping in the Adirondacks: 25 Hiking and Canoeing Overnight Adventures 

RV Traveling Hacks & State Parks Camping Guide

Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced RVer, this RV book is full of the best hacks and campgrounds to make sure life on the road is easier with organization and efficiency so you can worry less and have more fun along your journey!

Freshwater Fish of New York Coloring and Fishing Log Book for Kids & Teens

The book features 30 realistic illustrations of New York’s most common freshwater fish, such as bass, catfish, and trout. Kids can color the pages and use the fishing log to record their catches. The book is a great way to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the natural beauty of New York’s water resources.

Hudson Valley & the Catskills: Seasonal Getaways, Outdoor Recreation, Farm-Fresh Cuisine

The Hudson Valley is a breath of fresh air: explore historic estates, hike wild mountain terrain, and bask in small-town charm. Cycle along rolling hills and quiet country roads, hike to rushing waterfalls, hit the slopes in the winter, or discover the best spots to see the striking fall foliage. Take a tour of Washington Irving’s romantic home, admire the historic Kykuit Estate, go antiquing in Cold Spring Village, or stroll through Sleepy Hollow. Take a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America, browse for produce at a local farmers market, sip your way along a Hudson Valley wine trail, or savor innovative cuisine at a farm-to-table restaurant.

Catch a Crayfish, Count the Stars: Fun Projects, Skills, and Adventures for Outdoor Kids

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Guidebook: Enjoy 740 Miles of Canoe and Kayak Destinations in New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine 

The route’s variety of flat water, swift water, and whitewater-expanding across a range of rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds provides extensive opportunities for canoe, kayak, and camping recreation. Vibrant communities along the way offer inns, B&Bs, and museums, as well as other recreational and historical attractions.

Best of the Appalachian Trail: Overnight Hikes

From Maine to Georgia, the nearly 2,200-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail is an iconic destination. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or a casual explorer, this book will guide you along the way. Traverse Virginia’s Three Ridges, enjoy North Carolina’s Mount Cammerer Loop, and summit Vermont’s Killington Peak. Appalachian Trail experts Leonard M. Adkins and Victoria and Frank Logue have carefully selected their top 64 hikes―ranging from 10 to 30 miles―and present them for you to experience and enjoy.

Trail difficulty ratings and profiles, which include point-by-point descriptions of each hike, help to prepare you for what’s ahead. Trailhead maps and driving directions are provided. Plus, fascinating flora, fauna, and history tidbits entertain and educate you along all 64 hikes throughout the 14 states of the AT. Discover the best overnight hikes in this helpful guide to the beloved long trail.

Appalachian Trail Map: New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts

50 Hikes in the Catskills

With soaring mountain tops and wide-ranging trails, the Catskills offer a truly special hiking experience to travelers of all kinds. Catskill veterans Derek Dellinger and Matthew Cathcart explore trails for every level of hiker, from the gentle but breathtaking slog up Slide Mountain, the tallest in the region, to the more challenging Cornell Mountain, a favorite of those more experienced. No matter your hiking goals, this guide will help you find the perfect trail among the Catskills’ 700,000 acres of natural treasure.

You’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying every moment of your hike―whether you’re looking for sublime mountaintop views, peaceful walks through nature, or your next great challenge―all in a gorgeous, full-color design.

United States, Northeast Map

The United States Northeast Adventure Map will guide you through the states of the Mid-Atlantic region (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey) and New England (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine).

Each of these states is rich in history and nature and has its distinct character, from the dramatic rocky shoreline of Maine’s Acadia National Park and the beaches and dunes of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, through the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the White and Green Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, and the rolling Allegheny and Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

The diverse megalopolis of Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston that covers the Atlantic coastal plain is interspersed with historic seaports and beautiful parks, beaches, marshes, and bays, including Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. The inland cities of Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Albany are also included on this map. There is simply no better map for exploring the Northeast United States.

Central New York Guide to Hiking the North Country Trail

The Trails of the Adirondacks: Hiking America’s Original Wilderness

The Adirondack Park is home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states–six million acres including more than 10,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, and thousands of miles of hiking trails running from mountain summits through a wide variety of habitats including wetlands and old-growth forests. How better to view this wilderness than afoot on the many trails, many leading to some of the most picturesque summits in North America.

There are trails for everyone in the Adirondacks. Today, thousands enjoy hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing trails to backcountry destinations around the park, while others aspire to climb all 46 peaks. Water trails include the historic Fulton Chain of Lakes, Raquette River, and Saranac River routes, in addition to more intimate paddles across wild lakes and waters that meander through towering mountains and verdant forests. Every season has its charm, all portrayed here in this one-of-a-kind volume of history and photography along Adirondack trails.

This is a book for anyone who enjoys traveling through the Adirondack backcountry and includes unique and picturesque destinations throughout the Adirondack Park, in addition to a comprehensive history of hiking in the Adirondacks. From the dramatic beauty of the Lake George Wild Forest to numerous fire tower summits and open ledges and mountaintops scattered around the park, and the rugged splendor of the High Peaks and rural beauty of the Champlain Valley, this book covers it all.

The Pocket First-Aid Field Guide: Treatment and Prevention of Outdoor Emergencies

Perfect for pocket, backpack, or cabin, advice from a doctor who loves the outdoors on CPR, choking, shock, gunshot wounds, suturing, sprains and broken ones, allergic reactions, snake bit, and much more.

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Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places

America’s Best Day Hikes: Spectacular Single-Day Hikes Across the States

Beautifully illustrated, this best-of compendium features the most memorable one-day hikes in every region of the United States from Sierra Buttes Lookout in Tahoe National Forest to Grinnell Glacier Trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park to Giant Mountain in Adirondack Park and beyond.

Organized by region, this guide goes into detail about what makes each hike so remarkable and why it might be worth a detour or even a special journey for someone looking to broaden their horizons. All of the hikes are doable during daylight hours, and none require camping.

America’s Best Day Hikes comes with all the information anyone would need to experience these unique locations, including details about the hike itself―difficulty, duration, seasonal hazards, and more as well as traveling, planning, and packing suggestions. All this paired with Derek Dellinger’s stunning photography makes this incredible volume a must-have for any lover of the outdoors.

Hut to Hut USA: The Complete Guide for Hikers, Bikers, and Skiers

Opportunities for hut-to-hut hiking, mountain biking, and skiing or snowshoeing at sixteen hut systems across the United States―from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s hiking huts in the White Mountains to the San Juan Huts that allow mountain bikers to pedal from Telluride or Durango to Moab, to the Rendezvous Huts for Nordic skiers in Washington’s Methow Valley.  The book describes modes of travel, amenities, quality of experience, terrain, required skill level, the route itself, wayfinding tips, and booking and cost details, with photographs and maps. Suggested day-by-day itineraries.

Backpacking New York: 37 Great Hikes

New York has the most diverse scenery and one of the most extensive systems of backpacking trails in the East, with a network of trails perfect for weekend and longer expeditions. Covering hikes in the Hudson Valley, Taconic Mountains, Catskills, Adirondacks, Central, and Western regions of the state, this is the perfect guide for discovering the natural beauty of the Empire State.

Guides to Backpacking, Cycling & Hiking Canada

Wine Country Hiking and Wine Tasting Adventures

Backpacking and Hiking Safety Guides

Inspiring Travel Getaway Destinations

Guides to Cycling and Hiking in California

Guides to Planning Your Camping and Hiking Trip Adventure

Camping, Hiking, and Mountain Biking in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Practical Guides to Hiking in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina

Guides to Hiking New York and New Jersey