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.

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:

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