As the weather gets colder, the more enticing it becomes to camp out on the couch with your Netflix queue—however, in the spirit of adventure (you’ll have plenty of time to watch Narcos in December) here are a few ideas to get you up and out into autumn.
By Michaela Rollings
For a day trip, head North to the Bronx River Greenway and take a day-long hike or bike. There are over eighteen miles of trail and forty-four acres of parkland surrounding the greenway, so you're guaranteed to feel far far away from the city.
October’s end means last call for apple picking, and Wilken’s in Yorktown Heights is a close destination for apples & pumpkins, or indulging your inner child with fresh cidered donuts and housemade pies. They're growing Macoun, Winesap, Golden Delicious and Red Delicious apples, among others—get them before the season’s over.
If you want to soak up autumn’s sights without travelling too far, hop on a fall foliage cruise out of Chelsea Piers. The ride takes you along the Upper West Side of Manhattan, past the New Jersey Palisades, and up the Hudson River. Bonus: some cruise options offer brunch on board. Just don’t forget to bring a jacket.
Studded with vineyards and charming inns, Long Island’s North Fork is a great place for an idyllic weekend away from the city. It’s also made a name for itself in the food department, boasting a bevy of rustic restaurants and over forty wineries. A Jitney ticket is under thirty bucks, too, which doesn’t hurt.
If you’re feeling adventurous, make the trip to Lake Placid, a charming village in the Adirondacks. Accessible by train or car, this mountainous retreat is New York City’s total antagonist. There’s plenty to do in the village, from strolling through shops, to hiking the Brewster Peninsula Trails or visiting the old Olympic grounds.