A great diversity of locations can be found in the outdoors of the Greater New York area. It is perhaps the region's key asset. From the granite caps of the Highlands, to the sharp cliffs of the Ridge and Valley Appalachians, to the deep cloves of the Catskills -- there are a few different flavors in a relatively small geographical footprint.
Here are some selected highlights from each region, with more to come in the future:
New Jersey Highlands A Peaceful Ledge for Peakbaggers
Having no trails, Jennings Mountain is best known to peakbaggers looking for their next NJ1K entry. Topping out at 1,072 feet, it ranks #43 on that list and requires a true bushwhack. Lying a third of a mile southwest of the peak is an open ledge providing a surprisingly robust view of the Wyanokie sub-range...