Synopses & Reviews
Lace up your boots and sample more than seventy-five of the best trails the Empire State has to offer. From the Niagara Frontiers historic Erie Canal and the glacier-gouged landscape of the Finger Lakes region to the lore of Rip Van Winkles Catskills and the 4,000-foot peaks of the Adirondacks, the trails in Hiking New York
will please nature lovers and history buffs alike. Veteran hikers Rhonda and George Ostertag lead the way through short nature walks, lengthy canal and rail trails, and rugged wilderness adventures.
For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Look inside to find:
Hikes suited to every ability
Directions to the trailheads
Comprehensive trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues
Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for every featured hike
Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, accommodations, and canine compatibility
This book describes seventy-five of the best trails the Empire State has to offerfrom the 4,000-foot peaks of the Adirondacks and the lore of Rip Van Winkles Catskills, to the glacier-gouged landscape of the Finger Lakes region and the Niagara Frontiers historic Erie Canal.
Fully revised and updated, this popular third edition features a statewide sampling of 75 great hikes.
About the Author
Rhonda Ostertag, a writer, and George Ostertag, a photographer, have collaborated on twenty outdoor, travel, and photography books over the past two decades, including Hiking Southern New England (FalconGuides).
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction (2) Thousand Islands-Seaway Region (3) The Adirondacks (4) Niagara Frontier (5) Chatauqua-Allegheny Region (6) Finger Lakes Region (7) Central-Leatherstocking Region (8) Capital-Saratoga Region (9) Catskills Region (10) Hudson Valley (11) Long Island (12) Appendices