Difficulty: 1 out of 4
Fun Factor: 2 out of 4
As much as I love the city, sometimes my People and I just need to get away. Fortunately for us, there are a lot of interesting day trips in the New York area, many of them to places that allow dogs. A guidebook to day hikes near New York—like this one from the Moon series or this one from the Appalachian Mountain Club—is a great resource for city-dwelling humans with active dogs.
Usually, we like to go to an easy-moderate trail in the woods somewhere, but this time, we chose something different out of the Moon guide. The day we went was rather cold, and the ground was still damp from the previous day’s rain. So instead of risking a hike on a muddy, water-logged trail, we went to Poughkeepsie, NY, to visit the Walkway Over The Hudson. Continue reading