Hiking can be one of the most rewarding ways to spend time in Upstate New York. It's the perfect way to get outside and get some fresh air as well as see amazing sights the Hudson Valley has to offer. There are plenty of them in this region.

Hitting the local hiking trails could be a great way to get some exercise. They could also be fun for recreation. Some of the trails could be challenging. If you're not prepared then these trails can be dangerous. There's a chance you could get lost, injured or even worse.

I'm not an experienced hiker and I learned a pretty lesson the hard way this week.

I had my own scary moment after dark on a local hiking trail.

Read More: Why You Shouldn’t Hike Up Mount Beacon in the Snow and in the Dark.

One couple had a dangerous experience on a mountain in the Adirondacks last week. Be sure to know your surroundings and don't hike after dark.

Read More: NYC Hiker's Urgent Rescue in the Hudson Valley

30 Beautiful Sights, Nature Hikes, and Historical Landmarks in the Hudson Valley

Welcome to some of the best Nature Trails, Historical Landmarks, and all-around great views right here in the Hudson Valley!

The Valley is filled to the brim with amazing places you can go right now, so what are you waiting for?