Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Books Blog: NYC Walks and Nearby Daytrips and Hikes

Contents:  Category l:  Books on New York City Walks/Walking Tours
                 Category ll: Books on Hikes, Walks and day trips near NYC
                Category lll: Books on Walking and Hiking for Health

Category l.
New York City Neighborhood Walks
If you're like us, you search online for walking information, but you also like to have a few books on hand for information on the best sites to be sure and include in your walk, whether it's uptown or downtown, eastside or west. We can get more miles on our pedometers when we're stretching our route to include just one more notable garden or tavern or cobblestone lane. These books offer lots of helpful suggestions and background information.

Books that will help find self-guided walks:

Andy Warhol's New York City: Four Walks, Uptown to Downtown

Weird New York

Weird New York: Your Guide to New York's Local Legends

Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City (Creating the No…

Hidden New York A Guide to Places That Matter (2006 publication)

The Guide to Odd New York: Unusual Places, Weird Attractions and the…

Time Out 1000 Things to Do in New York (Time Out Guides)

Haunted New York City: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Big Apple

Frommer's NYC.

Frommer's 24 Great Walks in New York.

New York Walks, (On Foot Guides)
Architecture Walks: The Best Outings Near New York City.

City Walks: Architecture (Cards).

Radical Walking Tours of New York City (2nd edition)
     * Just Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village, Including The East Village and Soho:A Primo Guide...;

City Walks: New York: 50 Adventures on Foot;

NYC Trivia Tours: Historic Greenwich Village;

Poster: Washington Square Arch

Inside Greenwich Village...;

A Walking Tour of New York City: Greenwich Village...;

A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties;

The Mural at the Waverly Inn: A Portrait of Greenwich Village

Notable New York: The West Side and Greenwich Village: A walking Guide.;

Greenwich Village: A Guide to America's Legendary Left Bank;

   * Just Harlem
Harlem Renaissance: Map Poster Guide;

Touring Historic Harlem

 Harlem Lost and Found
* Just Brooklyn

Weekend Walks in Brooklyn: 22 Self-Guided Walking Tours...

The Big Onion Guide to Brooklyn: Ten Historic Walking Tours

Category ll.
Great Hikes and Walks: Day Trips from New York City
Whenever the weather is mild enough, we love to take Metro North Railway or one of the New Jersey bus lines and get up into the woods for the gorgeous scenery and wonderful hikes in the woodlands on both sides of the Hudson River. There is nothing as great as the feeling you get after a series of ascents and descents on the many trails of The Hudson Valley, allowing, of course, for a few good breaks for lunch and snacks on the rocks.
Sometimes we like to go on organized hikes in the woods, and sometimes we prefer to find a wonderful spot on our own. That's when it really comes in handy to have a few books for browsing and choosing. Always check for updates on trail conditions by using web and phone info these books usually provide.

Beautiful Trips from NYC:
 Daytrips New York: 50 One Day Adventures in New York City and Nearby

Day Trips from New York City: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

Frommer's Great Escapes From NYC Without Wheels (Wonderful Weekends)
 Books that will help find self-guided hikes and walks near NYC:
 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: New York City: Including northern New Jersey,..

 AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City: Four-season Guide to 50 Hikes..

 Best Hikes With Dogs: New York City & Beyond.

 AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley

 Take a Hike New York City: Hikes Within Two Hours of Manhattan.

 Best Hikes With Children Catskills & Hudson River Valley.

 Nature Walks In and Around New York City: Discover Great Parks an….

 The Best in Tent Camping: New York: A Guide for Campers Who….

Walking the Hudson Batt to Bear: From the Battery to Bear Mountain.

 Hudson Valley GPS Hiking Adventures and Historic Ruins.

50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley: Hikes and Walks from Westchester

Walks and Rambles in the Western Hudson Valley: Landscape, Ecology,

 Fifty Hikes in the Hudson Valley: From the Catskills to the Taconic

 Paths Along The Hudson: A Guide to Walking and Biking.

 Walks & Rambles in Dutchess and Putnam Counties: Guide to Ecology and Hist

 Best Easy Day Hikes Hudson River Valley (Best Easy Day Hikes Series).

 Serendipitous Outings Near New York City: On Foot in New Jersey, Long Isl, Hudson Val.

Hiking the Road to Ruins: Day Trips and Camping Adventures to Iron Mine

 Walkable Westchester.

Category lll.
Books on  Walking and Hiking for Health
These books will encourage you to go beyond the occasional walk or hike event. Daily walking is essential to your physical and mental well being.
10,000 Steps a Day to Your Optimal Weight: Walk Your Way to Better Health

Pedometer Walking: Stepping Your Way to Health, Weight Loss

The Complete Guide to Walking, New and Revised: For Health

 The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walking for Health

 The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness

 Walking for Fun and Fitness

 Walking for Health: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Fit 

Walk Away the Pounds: The Breakthrough 6-Week Program

A Great Help to Keep You Honest About Your Miles:
Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometermeters
Go Smart By Omron HJ-720ITFFP Pocket Pedometer with Advanc…
Omron HJ-303 GoSmart Tri-Axis Pocket Pedometer
 Sw-801 Yamax Digiwalker Pedometer
 Ozeri 4x3motion Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer with Tri-Axis Technology
 Casio Men's SGW200-1VCF Pedometer Resin Strap Watch