Are you interested in exploring new hiking venues beyond New Jersey’s tried-and-true trails? There are wonderful places to hike a short distance away in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Mountains, deep forests, and river and lakeside environments abound, offering good trails in parks and preserves with low fees or no fees at all. We will discuss hiking trail locations, travel routes, parking, equipment and emergency preparedness. Our instructor, Mark Fedow, is an avid hiker and backpacker with more than 30 years of experience in the Hudson Valley parks.