8 Trails In New York You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors

Before we kick off this post that will absolutely have you itching to get outside, we should make a note to our explorers of New York that until further notice most of Minnewaska State Park Preserve will be closed. Roughly two weeks ago the park, which includes the popular Sam’s Point Preserve, suffered great damages during a forest fire that would end up destroying thousands of acres of land. The destructive flames that were so fiercely burning up many of our pine trees, brought heartache to those living locally and could see the fire firsthand. While the majority of the areas are still closed, technically the park has re-opened and you can click here to keep yourself updated.

While we think good thoughts for all of the affected areas and wildlife inside of Minnewaska State Park Preserve, we’ve made a list of great trails you can check out in the meantime. Ready to escape your four walls and to stretch your legs out in nature? Here are 8 trails in New York that you must take if you love the outdoors:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

With a variety of trails running all throughout our state, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one you’d like to explore for the day. Do you have any favorite trails in New York? Share with us the trails you find yourself going back to visit the most!