Monday, May 4, 2009

A Guide to Good Hikes

Since moving here almost 8 years ago, I have constantly come across new hiking trails and parks in the area. So I'm not that surprised that the new guide Walkable Westchester lists 600 miles of trails in 160 parks and preserves. The authors Walt and Jane Daniels, residents of Mohegan Lake, have created the book for the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference, and all proceeds from the sale of the guide will go to the organization. According to Sunday's New York Times article, four of the authors' five favorite walks are located in the northern parts of the county: Camp Smith trail, just north of Peekskill; Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veteran's Memorial in Somers; Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining and Yorktown; and the stretch of the North County Trailway that runs from Yorktown Heights to Milwood. Other helpful guides to local trails include the Yorktown Land Trust's Yorktown Walk Book and Walks & Rambles in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

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