AMC Books Announces the Publication of AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley, Third Edition

February 28, 2017

Best Day Hikes Catskills & Hudson Valley

Written by Peter W. Kick
$19.95 (Print) • $9.99 (e-book)
Paperback • 336 pp • 6″x 9″
978-1-628420-54-8 (Print)
978-1-628420-55-5 (iBooks and Nook)
978-1-628420-56-2 (Kindle)

Appalachian Mountain Club Books is pleased to announce the release of AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley, Third Edition.

Available for the first time in rich full color, AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley, Third Edition, is the go-to guide for hikes in this popular New York region. Encompassing more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and Hudson Valley are a hiker’s paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain from Westchester County to Albany, including Harriman State Park. This fully updated guide leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along 60 of the region’s most spectacular trails, from shorter nature walks to longer day hikes. Including GPS coordinates for trailheads, info on parking, natural highlights, and summaries of time, distance, and difficulty, this is the ultimate guide to day-hiking in the Catskills and Hudson Valley.

Inside You’ll Find

  • 60 hiking trips for all ability levels and seasons, now including Harriman State Park
  • At-a-glance trip planner to help you find the trip that’s right for you
  • Detailed maps showing parking, trails, and highlights
  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail
  • GPS coordinates for all trailheads
  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
  • Essays on nature and history of the region

About the Author

Peter W. Kick is a native of the Catskill Mountains, a New York State licensed guide, and the author of several hiking and cycling guides. His previous books with AMC include Catskill Mountain Guide, Discover the Adirondacks, and Desperate Steps. Kick’s work has also appeared in Backpacker, Sailing, Cruising World, and Adirondack Life. He is a lifetime member of AMC and lives in St. George, Maine.

Ordering Information for AMC Books
AMC Books are available nationwide through booksellers and outdoor retailers, and can be ordered directly from AMC at or by calling 800-262-4455. (AMC members receive a 20% discount.) E-book versions are available online through Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. AMC Books are distributed to the book trade by National Book Network.

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