Walking The Hudson

From the Battery to Bear Mountain

New & Fully-Revised

Cy A Adler (Author)

With an Introduction by Pete Seeger

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Overview | Inside the Book

“Reveals the beauty and wonder of one of America’s most familiar yet least appreciated waterways and shorelines.”—Ruth Messinger, former Manhattan borough president

Cy Adler authored the first complete guide to walking from the southern tip of Manhattan at Battery Park all the way up to Bear Mountain near West Point. With all the new changes to the West Side of Manhattan since that guide was published, Walking the Hudson, the new and fully revised guide to this fabulous route, will be much appreciated by walkers, history buffs, and anyone who wants to experience this great area up close and under their own power.

The route is nicely broken into segments of 2–9 miles each so one can walk as little or as much of the route as desired at a time. The average walker can finish the entire route in two to four days.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-88150-946-5
  • 6.1 × 9 in / 160 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

Walking the Hudson: From Battery to Bear Mountain is an ode to savoring the lower Hudson River by foot.  The book gives information about the west and east side trails along the river from Battery Park in Manhattan to Bear Mountain in the Adirondacks and is organized into eleven different “leg” sections.  In this way it is useful to the expert hiking enthusiast as well as the beginner Hudson walker alike.  The reader will find a beautiful description of what each leg of the Hudson looks like, important historical sites along the way, nearby hotels and B&BS, and recreational activates. It reads as part guidebook, part history book, and part sociological treatise. If you’re looking to explore the Hudson for the first time or to see the magnificent river in a new light, then Walking the Hudson is for you.” — Robin Dropkin, Executive Director, Parks & Trails New York

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