Hikes are a kind of all-in-one super activity for your pup. They are the crème-de-la-crème of our recommendations for providing your pup with exercise and stimulation. Why? Because being in a natural environment not only gives your doggy the space to get a great physical work-out, but also offers her a diverse range of opportunities to do fun doggy things like rolling, sniffing, barking, and digging. You can tailor hikes to your dog’s breed and preferences, as well as to the kind of activities that you enjoy. We know it’s not easy for everyone to plan a countryside adventure, but it might be more accessible than you think. Did you know that you can take your pup for a 2-mile hike right on the island of Manhattan? Or amble through forest trails without crossing paths with another soul in the middle of Queens? Better yet, there are hundreds of hikes hundreds of hikes you can access within 1.5 hours of the city. We are going to focus on the ones accessible by train because, guess what? You can bring your pup on Metro North trains!