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    Default Getting To/From Each End of NY (Section Hike Transportation Help)

    Hi all -

    One of the things I am still struggling with as far as planning my NY state section hike is getting to/from each end back to my hometown.

    Ideally, I would like to start right at the NJ/NY border and work NOBO to the NY/CT border...I am coming from the Syracuse area and would need public transportation/taxi/shuttle combination of some kind.

    What I'd like to do is travel from Syracuse to NYC, and then from NYC somehow get to the NJ border to start my hike; then on the way back, I would need to get from the CT end back to NYC to return to Syracuse.

    Any thoughts? This is the one area of prep/planning that is stressing me out and I'm not knowledgeable with what options might be available.

    Thank you for your help!

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    4eyedbuzzard's Avatar
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    The AT actually crosses the NJ/NY border several times. I'll assume you mean from where the AT crosses into and then STAYS in NY and continues NOBO.


    To the AT: NJ Transit #196/197 Bus from the NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to West Milford/Hewitt, NJ/ Greenwood Lake NY. I'm not sure of exactly where the station stops are along that route - ask the driver! Hike blue blaze trails a few miles through the Abram S. Hewitt State Forest in NJ https://www.nynjtc.org/map/abram-s-h...ate-forest-map to connect to the AT.

    From the AT: Hike back 6 miles from NY/CT state line to Metro North Train Station. If weekend, Appalachian Trail Station to Grand Central Terminal, NYC. - If weekday, go north on NY Rt 22 to Harlem Valley-Wingdale Station. Check train schedule at http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm

    Syracuse to NYC and back should be pretty easy by air, train or bus.

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    Lightbulb Hiking through New York State via mass transit

    Here's info on getting from NYC to Greenwood Lake, which is just (trail) south of where The Trail enters New York State:


    When you get to the NY-Conn State Line, you are at Hoyt Road.
    Turn N (trail W) and make a left at and NY55, which turns into NY22 and walk to the Wingdale Metro North station.

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