There’s no place quite like New York, but every once and awhile, even loyal urbanites could use an escape from the metropolitan chaos indigenous to the big city. Perhaps the best trip a New Yorker can take is one that reminds them that trees are in fact, not mythological structures and actually do exist. Luckily, only a few hours North of the five boroughs, the Hudson Valley offers nature-deprived New Yorkers a scenic getaway featuring rolling hills, scenic views and outdoor adventures—specifically hiking. While you might be thinking that dodging potholes amidst the face-paced and unrelenting hustle in Manhattan is adventuresome enough, it’s time to take your skills to the hills. Get your dose of mother-nature at one of these five hiking destinations in the Hudson Valley.
Summer is over and It’s officially fall. The weather is crisp yet comfortable, colorful foliage begins to peak, and the holidays are on the horizon. Along with the beauty that the seasonal change yields, trees not far from the city will be producing one of autumn’s most fawned-over bounties– apples! Apple picking is upon us and will continue into mid-November, so get ‘em while they’re ripe! Here are the ten best apple picking destinations near ‘the Big Apple.’
With perfect weather heading our way, there is nothing better than spending time in the sun and taking advantage of the local in outdoor activities. For any of you outdoorsy people, Nyack is the place for you! East of Nyack is the Hudson River, north of Nyack is Hook Mountain, and there are so many trails and roads for hikers and cyclists all year round. Here are the top 8 outdoor activities you can enjoy while in Nyack.