Need to get out of the city this weekend Pick up a copy of Take a Hike New York City: 80 Hikes within 2 Hours of Manhattan, by Skip Card, and start planning! This guidebook is sure to please everyone, with trails ranging from short, flat, family friendly strolls to steep, full day treks for more advanced hikers. Describes 80 hikes for all abilities broken up into six areas: New York City and Long Island, New Jersey, Western Hudson, The Shawangunks, Eastern Hudson, and the Appalachian Trail. Each trail description includes a map, directions to the trailhead, estimated hiking time, trail length, difficulty rating, elevation gain, and options to extend or shorten each trip. Icons let you quickly discern which trails climb to a high overlook, offer an opportunity for wildlife viewing or bird watching, feature wildflower displays in spring, visit a beach or historic site, or travel to a waterfall as well as which are dog , kid , or wheelchair friendly and which can be accessed via public transportation. 2012, second edition, 328 pages. 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.6 in.