leisure 07.15.04

Day Trips

Where: Mt. Taurus

What: A three-hour walk, of moderate difficulty, with a couple of more challenging patches.

How to Get There: Take MetroNorth to Cold Spring. Here are some additional instructions to get to the trailhead, but you should have a map with you.

Reward: Wonderful ruins of the old Cornish estate. On the summit, heartstoppingly beautiful views of the Hudson Valley.

Where: Dia:Beacon/Benmarl

What: Contemporary art, America's oldest winery.

How to Get There: Accessible by train, but you'll need a car if you want to hit nearby Benmarl. Directions here for Dia:Beacon, here for Benmarl.

Reward: You get to see Dia's collection of art from the 1960s to the present in its snazzy new(ish) second home. At Benmarl, wine tasting, Sunday concerts, and gorgeous views.

Shipwreck Scuba Diving

Long Island Wineries

Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Going to Boston for the convention or to visit friends? Lucky Star Bus takes you there for $10 one way! Departures are hourly and the buses look fine to us (though we haven't made the trip).

Left Photo: Dia:Beacon by Michael Govan
Right Photo: View from Benmarl

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