At times, living in New York City can be nerve-racking. Between long working hours, cramped living spaces and everything bummer that makes this city one of the most expensive and stressful ones to live in the world, you cannot help feeling anxious and fidgety. I totally get how hard it is, sometimes, to shake off work and escape the urban chaos. Be it a weekend ski getaway, an amazing hiking trail or a family visit to some amusement park, there are lots around NYC you can do without having to travel to far off places.
- Bear Mountain State Park, New York: Nestled amidst the rugged peaks in Rockland Country, this 5,000-acre state park is a 1hr 15min drive away from New York City.
What’s on offer? This snug escape offers cross-country running and skiing, ice skating, hiking and biking trails, a sizable playfield and picnic orchards. It also features facilities including Trailside Zoo and Museums, Perkins Memorial Tower along with the provision for fishing on Hudson River.
- Catskills, New York: For someone who’s into nicely-designed things, rich food and really good coffee, Catskills is the perfect hamlet. Boasting of some of New York’s most captivating towns and lush verdure, this hamlet has been a popular retreat since the late 1980’s.
What’s on offer? Hiking on the Overlook Mountain, Echo Lake, Andes, a picturesque logging town, Andes Rail Trail, Tremperskill Valley, Catskill Distilling Company, Two Old Tarts Bakery, etc. are some of the things to look out for.
- Winvian Farm, Connecticut: Sprawling over 113 acres, Winvian Farm is a collection of 18 individually-designed, topnotch cottages and 1 master suite, all of which are beautifully crafted to let you indulge and rejuvenate the senses.
What’s on offer? Tucked away from the frenzied crowd, this property offers plentiful amenities including hiking, hot air ballooning, kayaking, fishing, canoeing, horse-riding, etc.