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Author Archives: Alan K

Muscoot Farm Hiking Trails

Description: Muscoot Farm is a well maintained and popular destination. Most people come to the park to see the animals, farm, and farmer’s market. They offer a few trails, which are mostly very leisurely hikes that go through woods and fields. Directions: This is a pretty easy place to find. Just head south on Route … Continue reading »

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Muscoot Farm – The Animals and Farmer’s Market

Muscoot Farm is a great way to keep those kids busy for an hour or two or simply enjoy a beautiful day outdoors. The Farm has been around since 1880 and has some educational displays within the farm. There are plenty of farm animals to see from donkeys, cows, and horses to pigs, goats, and … Continue reading »

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Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown

Description: Hilltop Hanover is a nice little jem to take a nice hour and a half trail walk on a Sunday morning with just enough up and down that you might break a little sweat. Directions: This place is actually high budget compared to most other organizations. They actually have an informative website and directions … Continue reading »

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Bald Mountain – John E Hand Park – Teatown Kitchawan Trail

Description: Bald Mountain is a short half hour hike to the top, which in itself isn’t really worth doing unless you’re just taking your dog for a walk or want to break in your new bikeThe view isn’t much in the summer as everything is grown over, even in the winter its far from breathtaking. … Continue reading »

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Brinton Brook Sanctuary and Jane E Lytle Arboretum Hike

Maps: You have 2 options If you just want to do Brinton Brook, then the map from the Saw Mill River Audobon Society is sufficient. However, I suggest extending you hike to at least the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum as well and using the whole map of Croton. Alternatively you can check out Graff Sanctuary … Continue reading »

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High Tor Mountain

Address: High Tor State Park 415 South Mountain Road New City, NY 10956 Description: High Tor State Park in itself is Pool and recreation area, with lots of kids and pets running around which I preferred to avoid. So park your car and put on some bug spray and sun tan lotion and check out … Continue reading »

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Hudson Highlands State Park – Breakneck Ridge Loop

Description: The Breakneck Ridge Loop is a great hike. Despite being under 3 miles in length it can easily take you 2.5 to 3 hours to complete the hike as it starts out very strenuous. From the trail-head (which you’ll see on the south end of the parking lot that’s just past the tunnel) You’ll … Continue reading »

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Hello Hikers

This is a new blog about hiking in Westchester county and surrounding areas. I plan to share maps I’ve found that I couldn’t attain elsewhere as well as provide a central source or local hikes to check out in Westchester and nearby counties like Rockland and Dutchess. I encourage you to donate to local parks … Continue reading »

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