7 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes In New York That Are 1 Mile And Under

For anyone who enjoys hiking, New York state is a popular and adventurous destination to explore along the East Coast. With amazing waterfall trails all throughout the Finger Lakes and both our Adirondack and Catskill mountain ranges, there are so many breathtaking places that you can hike to. The trouble is, not all of us are experienced hikers who have the energy (or time) to trek up to the tops of our High Peaks.

The perfect half-day trails that are great for the entire family and adventurers of all ages, check out this list of easy hikes in the Empire State that are all 1-mile long or less!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

What’s your favorite short hike to explore in New York? For another short but exciting trail in our state, check out New York’s Frozen Ice Cave That’s Positively Surreal!