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Hiking in the Hudson Highlands

Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word “walking” is acceptable to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps.

Breakneck Ridge

This loop hike steeply climbs Breakneck Ridge, with many spectacular views over the Hudson River.

More at NY NJ Trail Conference.

Bull Hill & Cornish Estate

This loop hike steeply climbs Bull Hill, with many spectacular views over the Hudson River, and ends with a visit to the ruins of the historic Cornish Estate.

More at NY NJ Trail Conference.

West Point Foundry Preserve

This outdoor museum explores the history of one of the most important sites in the American industrial revolution.

More at Scenic Hudson.

Constitution Marsh

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is a unique and beautiful tidal marsh just south of the village of Cold Spring. Constitution Marsh serves as vital natural habitat in the Hudson River Estuary.

More at Audubon Society.

Little Stony Point

LSP is a small park and hiking area with a beach (yes a beach!) on the Hudson River. It is accessible by a quick walk from the village of Cold Spring and is the closest and easiest way to have hike to a great view of the Hudson and the Highlands.

More at Hike The Hudson Valley.

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