The former New York and Putnam railroad has been reborn into a nicely paved pathway that is ideal for distance workouts. I use the trail for bike rides but LSD (long slow distance) day runs would also work.
I split the workout into 3 segments (with one additional option to get home.)
If you were living in New York and wealthy at the end of the 1800’s what did you do with that money? Build an estate or vast gardens along the Hudson River, obviously.
This wealth lives on and can be enjoyed by current New York City residents and visitors.
Untermyer Park and Gardens is one such example. Located approximately 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan, you can take the train, car service, bike or drive your way to this venue.
Cold Spring is a town of about 2,000 located right on the Hudson River and a 70 minute train ride from Manhattan. It is no secret to people in the Hudson Valley and NYC but if you haven’t made the time to visit, be sure to schedule a 3/4 day visit in the immediate future.
Picture a path in the city that is both scenic and not congested with tourists and residents. A place like this exists on the Hudson River Greenway if you start at 125th street in Manhattan and head north.
You can access the path right off the 1 train at the 125th street subway stop. Walk a few minutes west past Dinosaur BBQ and Fairway Grocery store and you will be met with a panoramic view of the Hudson River and New Jersey.
Another weekend and another opportunity to escape the city for a few hours. If you don’t have a car (which is most of us) Metro North makes these trips very accessible.
If you look at a Google Map of the Hudson River there are a lot of towns and historic points of interest you should make the time to visit.
Summer photography session at Wave Hill in the Bronx.
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