Guided Hikes in New York City

In the winter, New York City residents and tourists alike will likely head to the great outdoors to engage in some winter activities. However, New York is also a great city to participate in outdoor activities in the summertime. Many of these activities involve going on a guided hiking adventure in New York City. These guided hikes take between one to three hours and are conducted by local experts. Participants receive instruction on proper trail and structure usage, weather changes, how to use a map, how to determine the condition of the trail and how to stay safe while on the trail.

Because of the compact nature of the city and the amount of open space that exists within the city limits, New York is one of the best cities in the world to go on guided hikes in. There are more than 4,000 miles of hiking trails that cross through the city. The trails range in difficulty from easy to difficult and are located in the Rockaways, Red Hook, Catskills, Green Mountain and Central Park. Many of the trails are only 1.4 miles long, but some are quite large and reach up over 50 feet in elevation. Within New York City, there are multiple trails within close proximity to one another. For example, at 12th St. and Central Park West in Manhattan, there are four trails – all with different trails lengths ranging from 5 to 15.7 miles. In Queens, there are trails at Jackson Ave. and Lakemont Dr. in Ozone Park, trails at Forest Hills Parkway and Route 11 in Floral Park and trails at Route 11 and 79 in Woodhaven. Also in Queens, there are trails at Forest Hills Parkway and 109th St. in Jackson Heights, and at 161-162nd St. in Queensbridge.

The guided hikes are available by reservation and can be made by visiting the websites listed above. No prior hiking experience is necessary, although it helps if participants bring a written overview of the trail, any changes in elevation and whether or not there will be any wildlife found on the trail. Some of the city’s most scenic trails are easily found with only a phone call. Others can be found only after taking a guided hike.

Travel Information For The City of Bucharest

Located in Eastern Europe it is a very popular destination in the summer vacation especially because of its warm climate. Bucharest is the capital city of Romania and is definitely one of the most popular places to visit in Romania.

The city is rich in history; there are many buildings and monuments that are historic, from Bucharest Fortress to Palace of Parliament to Romanian Museum and National Museum of History and Science.

There are many museums in Bucharest, starting with the Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Natural History in the first time there was Bucharest Museum which has been closed for a few years now.

Bucharest citizens love sports and music and they can spend most of their free time relaxing in beach bars, beach squares or parks. Every evening there is a huge party at Sibiu City Street because of the music and the drinking that is happening there.

If you love to dance then the Bacchanalia dance festival is the place to be. It is one of the most famous festivals that take place annually. It is famous for the entertainment that is offered during the festival.

Bucharest is a city of museums and they range from the artistic to the historical. The Musei Romanum Bucharest is located in Sofiului Street has many permanent exhibitions. There is also an rotating exhibit which displays a historic artifact or piece of art from one museum to another.

The best way to reach Bucharest is by train. The train schedule is usually very consistent and you have to change station only once.

The train schedule from London is usually very consistent and the station changes are from Bucharest to Timisoara, Oradea, Cluj, Ria summit, Bucuresti, Bucovina, or Transilvania. The journey time is about 1hr 35min from London to Bucharest.

You can travel from London to Bucharest by private car or if you want to save some money then you can use a hire car service which can take you to Bucharest from London about 1hr 30min. The private car companies which can take you from London to Bucharest are: ‘Maurice’s’, ‘Eurostar’, ‘Transport 1’ and ‘Scania’. The difference between these companies is the price. ‘Maurice’s’ is cheaper than the other private car companies but you have to wait in the airport for the hire car, whereas Eurostar and Transporter 1 stop at the airport. ‘Scania’ is a bit expensive. The airport transfers can be made by hire car at ‘Eurostar’, ‘Scania’ and ‘Transporter 1’ rates.