If the grind of New York or, you know, the current political climate is leaving you feeling like you need to escape to America's northern neighbor (at least for a vacation), you will soon have a new way to safely do that: by hiking. Plans are underway to connect a series of trails from New York's harbor to the border of Canada, AM New York reports. Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the proposed effort to create a 750-mile trail network could be completed by 2020.
The paved path would be open for foot and bike traffic, making it the longest multi-use trail in the nation, and it would include the Hudson River Greenway and the Erie Canalway. The Hudson River Greenway will span 260 miles from Battery Park in Manhattan to Lake George and is currently about 50 percent complete. Along this greenway, folks will see the natural beauty of the Adirondack Mountains and historic sites such as Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook and Fort Ticonderoga. The Erie Canalway, which is 80percent complete, spans 360 miles from Albany to Buffalo and goes along the Erie Canal and Mohawk River, passing through small towns, villages and farmland along the way. It's our very own East Coast version of Wild.