Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Hiking in Nature Minutes Outside of New York City

Steven Saslow is a retired former managing director of Blackstone, a New York City investment firm. Though he officially retired in 2007, Mr. Saslow still serves as a consultant with Blackstone. One of Steven Saslow’s hobbies is hiking; just outside New York City lies the Fort Lee Historic Park, a gateway to hundreds of miles of hiking trails.

Just on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge, hiking enthusiasts will find the Shore Trail. The southern trailhead is located near the Fort Lee Historic Park’s visitor center. Instead of offering one hike, the Shore Trail offers multiple hikes suitable for hikers of all ages and skill levels. Hikes along the Shore Trail take hikers along the Hudson river, where you’ll pass multiple picnic areas.

More experienced hikers might prefer the aptly named Long Path, which goes all the way from Fort Lee, New Jersey to Altamont, New York, outside of Albany. Stretching over 350 miles, you will have plenty to explore and see, and the ability to take the hike as far as you want. Early in the hike, you will pass through the Greenbrook Sanctuary woodland preserve and multiple lookout points with spectacular natural views, and views of New York City.