The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with this Groupon.
$35 for Choice of Day Hikes ($75 Value)
Guides lead groups of no more than 12 on day hikes lasting up to 7.5 hours. Hikers may traverse the Fort Montgomery trail, once used by patriots during the Revolutionary War; or Anthony’s Nose, a 4-mile trail that takes hikers on a steep climb up Engagement Rock and to overlooks with views of the Hudson River. All hikes include round-trip bus or van transportation from the Hugh Grant Circle 6 train station.
The guides at Vertically Inclined maintain an intimate knowledge of the steep slopes, craggy rocks, burbling steams, and scenic wooded overlooks at each of their chosen hiking locations. They tailor their day hikes, overnight treks, and fall-foliage winery expeditions to fit the ability levels of their fellow hikers. Depending on their chosen route, treks may wind along trails through the Bear Mountain region and the Hudson Highlands, or to rugged landscapes including Fort Montgomery. During their many journeys, they keep their cameras handy to snap photos and document their hikers' victories over the terrain and in arm-wrestling matches with bald eagles. Though adventures technically begin at the trailhead, guides know that getting there is half the battle and provide round-trip transportation from the Bronx.