Our partner REI is closing all of its stores on Black Friday, encouraging people to explore the outdoors rather than shop. If you choose to #OptOutside this year, here are three easy ways to plan your adventure in the New York-New Jersey area.
Find a Hike/Find a Park
The Trail Conference’s Find a Hike and Find a Park databases at nynjtc.org are the most comprehensive source for finding information on trails and parks in our region. Access detailed hike descriptions, maps, and more. You can also sort hikes by region, length, difficulty, and other criteria.
Find a Hike Map
Our Find a Hike Map provides a visual guide to our hike descriptions. Zoom in to view hikes in a particular location, or enter your address and search by proximity. For example, if you’d like to find moderate to strenuous hikes that are within 25 miles of our headquarters in Mahwah, N.J., the Find a Hike Map provides info on 134 hikes from 74 trailheads in 33 different parks. You can narrow that down by adding filters to find specific hike features, such as waterfalls, or looking for hikes that are accessible by public transportation.