Five Lowkey Hikes In New York With Amazing Payoffs

Since city life can feel a bit stifling these days, the power of a peaceful hike in a scenic park has as much healing potential as it ever has. No matter where you are in New York, there’s sure to be an opportunity for an adventurous hike in your region. The state has an incredible network of parks for both tourists and locals to enjoy. We took a look at a few fun spots all over New York that you need to check out.

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All these parks are among the state’s best, with some being a little easier than others. Find one near you and start planning your next weekend adventure!


Do you already have a hike you’d like us to know about? You’re welcome to submit your favorite spots on our nomination page.

Address: 1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, USA
Address: Bear Mountain Bridge Rd, Cortlandt, NY 10567, USA
Address: Panther Mountain Trail, Shandaken, NY, USA
Address: 830 Thacher Park Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186, USA
Address: Wittenberg Mountain, Shandaken, NY 12464, USA