Whether visiting for the first time or a born-and-bred New Yorker, it is always nice to get away from the bustle and fast-paced atmosphere of the Big Apple. Here are 5 hikes a short while from the city that will help you clear your head and provide a necessary reprieve from the city that never sleeps.
Buttermilk Falls, Crater Lake, Hemlock Pond
The hike begins at the highest waterfall in New Jersey, the 200-foot Buttermilk Falls. The waterfalls do not require any hiking to see, though there are elaborate sets of stairs leading to various different magnificent viewpoints. Once you are done taking in the view head uphill to the Appalachian Trail to Crater Lake, then onto Hemlock Pond. The whole hike is 7.5 miles, though there are different routes that vary in length.
Buttermilk Falls, Mountain Road Walpack Township, NJ, USA
By Saundra Kornbluth
Saundra Kornbluth is a student at Muhlenberg College and a future special needs educator. Last year, Saundra spent several months studying creative writing in London, and had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe. She has three brothers, and can discuss the New York Yankees with the same ease as fashion and literature. Unfortunately, she recently discovered she has a gluten allergy – bad news for a girl who loves cookies and pasta.
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