"Hiking the Appalachian Trail to New York" New York State Transportation Tip by Stephen-KarenConn

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  Appalachian Trail Entrance to New York State
by Stephen-KarenConn

Walk to New York? That's exactly what I did while on a backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail in the mid-1970s. Most of the AT is a wooded mountain pathway, but in a few spots, and especially at highway junctions, it follows country roads for a short distance. Where the trail enters New York from New Jersey is such a place.

On this particular backpacking trip I had started about 72 miles away, where the Trail crosses the Delaware Water Gap from Pennsylvania into New Jersey. The Trail follows the beautiful Kitinnany Ridge for most of its path through New Jersey, reaching an elevation of 1,685 feet at High Point State Park - the summit of the Garden State.

Where the Appalachian Trail enters the southern boundary of New York on Lott Road in the small rural village of Unionville.

That was as far into New York that I went on that particular trip, since I have never had the leisure to hike in the AT more than one week at at time. from there I hitch-hiked a ride back to my car at the Delaware Water Gap, and returned to my home, which was in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at the time.

The Appalachian Trail cuts across the southeastern corner of New York State, passing through Harriman-Bear Mountain State Park. It exits New York into Connecticut on it's 2,175-mile route from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mt. Katahdin, Maine, making it the longest continuously marked footpath in the world.

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  • Updated Jan 22, 2007
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