Question re: day-hiking from the Metro North Appalachian trail stop -- taking Metro North from NYC to the Trail in the morning, hiking out for a few hours, hiking back for a few hours, then returning via Metro North to the City. Going south/west heads toward Nuclear Lake. Going north/east heads through the Pawling Nature Reserve. Just wondering if someone can compare the two -- which is more scenic, relative difficulty, etc.? Any preferences?
Much obliged.