Day Trips

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House Hike

Hikes, Travel

This is a real, climbing-over-rocks, sweat-pouring-out-of-you kind of hike. Especially if you do the labyrinth section, which is an entire section of combined rock-scrambling and spelunking.

Minnewaska State Park

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Hikes, Travel

This place is gorgeous, and is perfect for both avid hikers or people just looking to hang out by the lake. There’s a parking lot that’s right near a picnic area, a food truck, and a lovely view of the lake. It has miles and miles of trails for you to enjoy.

Anthony's Nose

Anthony’s Nose

Day Trips, Hikes

Here’s a look at our first hike of the season last April. We chose a fairly easy one to start. It’s so easy that you’ll see there are some kids that went and did this hike as well.

Old Westbury Gardens Mansion

Old Westbury Gardens, Spring of 2016

Day Trips, Walks

I’m taking a break from my latest Cape Cod series to put up a few photos from a visit to Old Westbury Gardens last weekend. There’s not much to say here because I already wrote a post about it five…

sam's point

Sam’s Point Hike

Day Trips, Hikes

If I had to pick the best thing that happened to me in 2015, it would be my accidental discovery that I love hiking. Luckily I live in the tri-state area, where the amount of hiking that can be done…

Bull Hill / Mt.Taurus Hike

Day Trips, Hikes

I accidentally picked up hiking as a hobby when I looked up possible day trips out of the city and found an entry on Cold Spring, NY, which included a hike up Bull Hill (not really a hill). One site…

kykuit rockefeller

Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate and Stone Barns

Day Trips

Kykuit is one of the many mansions in the Historic Hudson Valley that are open to the public, and was home to four generations of Rockefellers. The tour includes the rooms of the mansion, but photography isn’t allowed inside so…

wave hill

Wave Hill, Bronx

Day Trips

  Located about an hour from Midtown Manhattan by subway and bus (about 30 minutes by car), Wave Hill is a perfect day trip to escape from the city. Despite the fact that the year-round activities available such as family…