I’m not one who enjoys tents or dirt or campfires or massive amounts of bugs or being either too hot or too cold for any extended period of time, however I love to walk. New York City has no shortage of easily accessible trails to reach by public transportation, so if anything weeding out the perfect one was the hardest part. We opted to go with a solid 4 miler about an hour outside the city, the Manitou Point Nature Preserve, a beautiful walk that leads you…through the woods.
over a stream
passed a marsh
over the train tracks (third trimester warrior 3 pose, people, HA!)
to the Hudson River (and a beautiful clearing!)
The trail was marked with different color markers, so besides a few small turnarounds, it was fairly easy to follow–even for the novice hiker! We left the city around 10am, and were back home by 4pm…including a post-hike lunch and ice cream break in the neighboring town of Cold Spring. What a perfect fall day!