Hiking Close to New York.

You may have noticed we’ve been on a hiking and camping kick lately. It’s so hard to say goodbye to the summer and if we can just remember that we still have a couple more months of moderate weather than it’ll make that farewell less severe. Take advantage of the fall by going outdoors and […]

Brooklyn Weekend Tripper: Echo Lake

Echo Lake is a little under 3 hours away without traffic in the New York Catskills. Specifically it’s in the Indian Head Wilderness Park and a trail, which takes about one hour and a half to hike, takes you from the parking area to the lake itself. The body isn’t good for swimming and many […]

Anthony’s Nose and More Easy Day Hikes from Brooklyn

Traveling upwards to go on a hike for the day is super easy on Saturdays and Sundays from the Metronorth. We visited Anthony’s Nose over the weekend and wanted to share our experience as well as this guide we found for more train accessible hikes. You may have been on the Hudson line of the […]

Hiking Season has Begun!

Yes we know that hardcore hikers have been dong this all along. Hiking through the cold and icy months while we all stay indoors like chumps. Our amazingly tough postal worker that brings our mail to 223 Columbia Street has been telling us of his winter hiking adventures where he hikes to the highest peaks […]

Daytripper: The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze

A little over an hour north of us is an annual event which extends from late September until Thanksgiving weekend called the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. It’s a trail of hundreds of carved and lit up pumpkins placed in different scenes, such as a field of dinosaurs or a tree full of owls. Add spooky […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley, with it’s idyllic small towns overlooking the river, is only a 90 minute drive from us and a perfect day trip if you want to get away from the city and find some peace and quiet. There are plenty of options for all types of activities but for a general view of […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Muscoot Farm

There are so many farms, gardens, and estates to visit in the Westchester and Hudson Valley area and Muscoot Farm is one of the loveliest.  It’s an expansive site with every kind of farm animal you could imagine, historic barns, and trails.  You can walk along the grounds and looks at their pigs, cows, chickens […]

Brooklyn Day-tripper: Breakneck Ridge Trail

So far Fall has been unseasonably warm and last Saturday was no exception.  With temperatures in the upper 60’s, it was a great day to get outside and we decided to take the opportunity to go hiking up in the Hudson Valley. The trail loop we picked was Breakneck Ridge and it is aptly named.  […]

Looking Forward to Fall.

On this rainy and cooler day, as we sit looking at the 7 day forecast and see absolutely no more 80 degree days in our future, we are thinking of the Fall.  It’s right around the corner and, though we are sad to see the summer go, we need to remind ourselves of all the […]