6 Instagrams Will Inspire You To Hike New York ASAP
New York Is Not Just NYC
Most people think of New York City when they think of New York. Although there is a lot to do and see (and eat) in NYC, it’s not the ultimate place to visit for nature lovers. Outside of the city is a ton of great hiking trails, campgrounds, lakes, waterfalls, and farmland. There’s the Catskill Mountains just a couple hours north of the city. About 4-5 hours north of NYC is the Adirondack Region, which covers about 1/5 of New York State. The Finger Lakes Region is another sight to see, along with the Delaware River and the famous Niagara Falls. Forgot that was in New York, didn’t you?
Instagram #1: “hikingadkchick” – an avid hiker and explorer in the Adirondacks
This Instagram is full of tall trees, shoreline, and lot of waterfalls. Her photos show a lot of winter hikes, so if you’re already missing the snow, this will help take you back to winter.
Instagram #2: “minds_eye_vision” – a primarily dark photo photographer in the Hudson Valley
These photographs caught my eye because most of them are pretty dark; they capture the beauty of nighttime without natural [sun]light. Some photos have been taken during the day but the dark style is maintained throughout most of the account. It’s also a great account to follow if you love sunsets.
Instagram #3: “chris_rhineh” – a selection of New York nature and landscape photography
This account caught my eye because yes, I am one of those people that can’t get enough sunset photos in my life. I haven’t seen beautiful sunsets since moving to Manhattan after they were plentiful in Arizona. I love landscape photography and many of these photos show the calm, peaceful water.
Instagram #4: “jthomas_adker” – a young mother and her son hiking all over!
These photos from around the hiking trails of New York (and some beyond) will make you want to get on the trail right now. The photos are beautiful, peaceful, and sometimes just fun. They also go on water and mountain biking adventures.
Instagram #5: “hikeharriman” – just a guy hiking all over Harriman State Park
Harriman State Park is not too far north of New York City, many of it accessible by transit. If you’re living in the city, many of the trails on these photos could also be yours to hike without renting a car!
Instagram #6: “erinandadventuredog” – a girl and her adorable hiking husky!
What a happy and lucky dog to get to spend so much time outside and on the trail! This Instagram is one of my favorites since I have a sweet spot for dogs. She has a lot of fun with her pup and their connection is evident in her collection of photos.
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