Category Archives: New York

Eat Daddy’s Donuts in Middletown, NY

If you triangulate a lot of hiking areas – like New Paltz, Hudson Highlands, and northern NJ – my route always steers me towards Daddy’s Donuts [4 Fairlawn Ave, Middletown, NY 10940], even if it adds a bit of driving … Continue reading

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Pitstop at Ardsley Travel Plaza Popeye’s Pinball Machine, NY

Heading north on the Thruway (I-87) in New York I took an unsuspecting pitstop at the Ardsley Travel Plaza. Inside I saw the little arcade corner on the second floor had a shiny pinball machine. A Popeye pinball machine – … Continue reading

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Hike Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, NY

Upon entering the park, pick up a map at the tollhouse. It is very useful as there are many trails in the preserve. Take the fork to the left and park at the end of the line. From there pick … Continue reading

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Hike Arden Point, Hudson Valley

Garrison, NY has the coolest train station, while you’re waiting to depart – if you take a trip up from NYC, there is an amazing hike that leaves right from the parking lot. The trails at Arden Point [96 Lower … Continue reading

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Hike Manitou Point Preserve, Hudson Valley

Pass by the hubbub going on at the Bear Mountain bridge – less than five minutes up the road is a quiet park most people haven’t even heard of. If low key is your idea of a good time, have … Continue reading

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Hike up Ninham Fire Tower, Hudson Valley

Even on a cold winter day, the hike to Ninham Fire Tower is a perfect choice. To get to the fire tower – directly from the parking lot head behind the big yellow gate with a stop sign. Not the … Continue reading

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Hike Popolopen Torne, Hudson Valley

Hiking up to the summit of Popolopen Torne is diverse and exciting. The path I am recounting is a loop about 7 miles, ascending just under 1,000′. It is entails exquisite vistas, traversing bridges, a bit of scrambling, and peaceful … Continue reading

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