PUBLIC TRANSIT SERIES #8
Anthony’s Nose, Peekskill, New York
GIRL GOTTA HIKE PUBLIC TRANSIT SERIES #8
The Girl Gotta Hike Public Transit Series is a free, once-monthly guided hike that is easily accessed by train or by bus from NYC. Get out of the city and into the woods without needing a car!
** Please note** This hike was originally scheduled for Saturday, January 5th. Due to inclement weather, it is being postponed one day to Sunday, January 6th
Where: Peekskill, NY
When: Sunday, January 6th, 7:30 AM (to meet @ Grand Central)
Distance: 6.7 miles
Estimated Hiking Time: 4-5 hours (including breaks)
Cost: Free to hike; $27.25 round-trip on Metro-North Railroad from Grand Central Terminal **please see specific transportation details below**
What better way to celebrate the new year than with some spectacular views from high atop the Hudson River? For this point-to-point hike, we’ll be taking the scenic route up to and down from Anthony’s Nose, a 900-ft high peak that juts up dramatically from the river below and is reportedly named after a pre-Revolutionary sea captian’s prominent proboscis. We’ll enjoy a woodsy walk on a section of the Appalachian Trail and open ridgeline views of the neighboring Bear Mountain State Park and Bridge all before making our way down to Peekskill, where we can warm up and reward ourselves with food & drink before catching the train back to the city.
Hike is limited to 15 participants. Please sign up below. Girl Gotta Hike is a women’s group. While we appreciate all encouraging and supportive souls as friends and partners, this hike is just for the ladies.
Transportation details: We’ll be taking the 7:45am Metro North Hudson Line train out of Grand Central to Manitou, NY and either the 2:31 or 3:31 back to Grand Central from Peekskill, NY depending on if/how long we want to stay in Peekskill post-hike. Because we are not starting and ending at the same location, please be sure to purchase (1) one-way ticket to Manitou and (1) one-way ticket from Peekskill in order to save a few bucks. I highly recommend using the MTA eTix app from your mobile device for ease of ticket purchase. Please arrive to Grand Central Terminal 15-20 minutes early so we can ride the train together.
Winter/Bad Weather Policy: I’ll be checking on specific trail conditions the week of the hike, but please keep in mind that winter hiking can be cold and a bit slippery. The use of trekking poles and/or extra grip on your boots with something like yak tracks is highly recommended. Also be sure to wear enough layers to keep you and your toes toasty!
Most hikes will go on rain, snow or shine. However, in the case of extreme weather such as blizzards, lightning or high winds, I promise to keep you safe and re-schedule the hike for a later date.
Additional questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org