Recommended: Day Trip to Cold Spring NY
The carefree days of summer have arrived!
As someone who is self-employed I can’t honestly say that any season is carefree, but the vitamin D and stress relief a day in the sun can bring certainly brings down the stress levels.
Memorial Day was spent at one of my favorite day trip destinations, Cold Spring New York.
Getting there from NYC:
- By Train: Take Metro North via the Hudson Line to Cold Spring. Travel time approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes
- By Car: Check out google maps. Travel time approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes.
What to do:
Hike: There’s a hike here for everyone as there are several trail heads within a mile or so from the train station. They vary in level of difficulty and length. My two favorites are Mt. Taurus and Breakneck Ridge.
Talk to Locals: Before heading to the trails, drop in to Hudson Valley Outfitters to talk to buy a trail map and talk to the locals to get recommendations about which trail is best for your group. Also stock up on last minute supplies like bug spray and sunscreen while your there, as well as use a real bathroom before heading into the woods.
Eat: Pack plenty of water and a good ‘ole fashioned pb&j to eat on the trail, but be sure to check out the pizza specials at Riverview. I promise you’ll be super hungry after a long hike. On super hot days stop in Go-Go Pops for a juice, smoothie or fruit pops.
Returning home after a day of being out on the trails with good friends is as refreshing and renewing as any day at the beach.
What’s your favorite way of escaping NYC or your town for the day?