Three Hikes Near New York City

Janina Casey
2 min readMay 10, 2022

Based in New York City, Janina Casey is the managing director of BTIG, a financial services firm with an international reach. In her free time, Janina Casey enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing or hiking.

While living in the city affords many great opportunities and a fun, fast-paced lifestyle, it is also nice to escape the city and spend time in the outdoors. For New Yorkers, there are many hikes within driving distance of the city. Here are some of the best, according to Time Out.

Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike
This seven-mile trail is very popular, as it takes hikers through ice caves and along the highest waterfall trail in the Shawangunk Mountains. The trail leads to Sam’s Point, which offers great views. This is an easy trek that takes about 4.5 hours.

Bull Hill
This “hill” ascends 1,350 feet and awards hikers with beautiful vistas of the Hudson Valley. This is also a great destination for those who want a trail that is slightly less traveled. The trek takes about 3 hours and is moderate to difficult.

For those who want a flatter hike, this eight-mile loop takes between 5 and 6 hours and is about half a mile from Tuxedo Station along the New Jersey Transit line.

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Janina Casey also acted in live theater performances, including in a production of The Sound of Music staged at the outdoor Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY.