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The Penthouse of the Park, No Car Needed.

The Penthouse of the Park, No Car Needed.

Here’s an easy overnight trip that starts along the Hudson River, ends with a beer at Bear Mountain Inn, and puts you in one of the prettiest viewsheds in the Hudson Valley. In 2016, I’m challenging myself to spend at least one night a month sleeping out...
Iona Island | Blue Roof Tapas Bar, Bear Mountain

Iona Island | Blue Roof Tapas Bar, Bear Mountain

There’s nothing better than a cold beer and a plate of warm food at the end of an autumn hike. The food isn’t great.  And I recommend steering clear of the bean and rice burger. But don’t you love it when a long trail hike ends where a little...

Camp Smith Trail, Bear Mountain – A message.

  This morning I pulled over at the Tollhouse parking area.  It’s at the foot of the Camp Smith Trail that goes up to Anthony’s Nose, on the eastern side of Bear Mountain State Park. I read the sign: “The side away from the river is actively...