ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST HIKING TRAILS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN NYC THIS FALL

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ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST HIKING TRAILS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN NYC THIS FALL

 

With more than 10,000 acres of natural forest, woodland, freshwater wetland and salt marsh ecosystems, New York City is perfect for hiking and exploring the outdoors through activities like pond walks and stewardship experiences. SI-Freshkills2_courtesy-of-the-City-of-New-York_0

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NYC Parks offers FREE guided hiking tours with the Urban Parks Rangers who share their expert knowledge of the city’s urban forests. Our hikes allow the opportunity to gain orienteering skills, explore the city’s rich natural history, and discover the hidden gems of New York City parks.

 

People of all ages are welcome to join on our hikes. Those wanting to lead their own adventures, can visit the hiking page on NYC Parks’ website for a complete list of hiking trails of all difficulty levels citywide. Be sure to pack plenty of water, sunscreen and wear layered clothing.

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NYC Parks’ Urban Park Ranger’s top picks for Outdoor Adventures are:

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Check out our Periscope tour of Conference House on Staten Island.

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Conference House, a grand stone manor house built in 1680, is named for the unsuccessful Revolutionary War peace conference that was held here on September 11, 1776 between the Americans and the English.

 

                                    Sunday, September 4, 2016

History Hike

Marine Park, Brooklyn

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Check out our Periscope tour of Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan.

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Trail Maintenance

Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This workshop will provide participants with the skills necessary to properly clear, maintain and improve a hiking trail. Through field work, you will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, trail marking, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems. Be prepared to spend a few hours on the trails around the area as part of the field training.

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Grassland Invasive Removal Along Salt Marsh Trail

Marine Park, Brooklyn

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Improve habitat conditions for native plants and wildlife by reducing the spread of invasive species and plants.

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Trail Maintenance

Greenbelt, Staten Island

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This workshop will provide participants with the skills necessary to properly clear, maintain and improve a hiking trail. Through field work, you will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, trail marking, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems. Be prepared to spend a few hours on the trails around the area as part of the field training.

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Strack Pond Trail and Invasive Removal

Forest Park, Queens

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Improve habitat conditions for native plants and wildlife by reducing the spread of invasive species and plants.

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hike

Conference House Park, Staten Island

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Night Hike (Light)

Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

                                   

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Birding Hike

Alley Pond Park, Queens

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Invasive Species Removal and Native Species Planting

Bronx River Forest, Bronx

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Improve habitat conditions for native plants and wildlife by reducing the spread of invasive species and plants. Increase in-channel habitat diversity and refuge for fish in the Bronx River.