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    Default One night 2 day hike near NYC

    Hi,

    I was looking to do a 2 day, one night hike near NYC. Any recommendations?

    thanks

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    Go to New York-New Jersey Trail Conference site (nynjtc.org). Maps, books, information, they have it all.

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    Take Metro North to the AT train stop near Pawling. Only runs 1x a day only on weekends. If its not stopping there right now take it to Pawling and hike either N Or S on the AT

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    Ride the Shortline Bus from the NY Port Authority Terminal to Bear Mountain
    http://www.cityexpressusa.com/CoachU...ough-nwbrg.pdf
    Hike north and spend the night at the William Brien Shelter, ten miles away.
    Continue north on The Trail and, after coming down Agony Grind, walk south on Highway 17 towards Southfields
    On the west side of the road you'll find a Valero Convenience Store.
    https://tinyurl.com/AgonyGnd2Southfields
    Just north of this is "Old Orange Turnpike," at which you'll be able to take another Short Line Bus back to the Port Authority Terminal.
    http://www.cityexpressusa.com/CoachU...98/FolderO.pdf
    You'll have to flag down this Short Line / Coach USA bus as it comes south on the road, but this should be no problem.
    The bus symbols in the zoom-in
    https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2452024,-74.1733695,18z
    shows where, at that intersection, the bus will pick you up. The beauty salon is still across the street.

    OR you can walk NORTH on Highway 17 to the Harriman Station of the Metro North train
    http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/plannin.../woh_sched.pdf

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    Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouser999 View Post
    Take Metro North to the AT train stop near Pawling. Only runs 1x a day only on weekends. If its not stopping there right now take it to Pawling and hike either N Or S on the AT
    The train may not be stopping there during the pandemic. If go to Pawling come out of the train station and walk on Charles Colmen blvd. to a four corners at West Dover Road. Continue straight on this road to the AT. Depending on your mood you can go either way. Come to think of it, they are not stopping at Manitou or Breakneck ridge either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabepizza View Post
    Hi,

    I was looking to do a 2 day, one night hike near NYC. Any recommendations?

    thanks
    Do you have a car? If so, there's a multitude of options from quite a few parking areas at Harriman State Park.

    Public transit to Tuxedo is good, and a short walk to the trailhead.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    Look up Harriman State park.

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    The trail stops on Metro-North and short line buses are still closed (like other folks have pointed out) Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail is really great! You get a full sampling of Harriman and climb Pingyp which is the park's steepest climb. You can take NJTranist right out Suffern and walk to the trail, ends right at the Bear Mountain Inn too so a fairly easy place to get a ride out of with Manitou station closed.

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