Hiking and Nature Trails in Upstate New York


Upstate New York is rife with mountains, forests, falls, state parks, nature preserves, sanctuaries, and conservation areas. Check out our list of these natural havens that include scenic hiking trails fit for all skill levels. So pack up the kids and spend the day or weekend reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors (and getting some great exercise!).


Black Creek Forest Preserve in New Paltz NYAnthony's Nose

Peekskill, NY


Bish Bash Falls

Copake Falls, NY


Black Creek Forest Preserve (pictured)

New Paltz, NY


Cohotate Preserve

Catskill, NY


Constiution Marsh Sanctuary

Cold Spring, NY


Copes Lookout and Monhonk Lake

New Paltz, NY


Denning Hill

Peekskill, NY


Greenport Conservation Area

Greenport, NY


Hudson River at Staatburgh Mills Mansion State Park

Tarrytown, NY


Lost Pong at Manitoga Preserve

Peekskill, NY


Milbrook Mountain

New Paltz, NY


Mohonk Preserve and Bonticou Crag

New Paltz, NY


Ninham Mountain

Carmel, NY



Hudson, NY


Pawling Nature Preserve

Pawling, NY


Pine Meadow Lake

Sloatsburg, NY


Pine Swap Mine

Peekskill, NY


Poets' Walk Romantic Landscape Park

Rhinecliff, NY


Rudd Pond Area, Taconic State Park

Millerton, NY


Sam's Point and Vekeerderkill Falls

Cragsmoor, NY


Schaghticoke Mountain

Pawling, NY


Storm King

Newburgh, NY


Swyer Preserve

Stuyvesant, NY


The Black Rock Forest

Newburgh, NY


The Labyrinth

New Paltz, NY


Thompson Pond

Pine Plains, NY


Tivoli Bays

Tivoli, NY


Vernooy Kill Falls

New Paltz, NY


Also see: Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC

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