we spent our first night at the bed & breakfast, woke up to a leisurely Sunday morning, and although it was tempting to sit in the hammock all day, we decided to explore the area. we rode 6 miles (back up the mountain!) to a great hiking trail, the Spring Farm Trailhead in the Mohonk Reserve.
we had great weather!
we climbed the Bonticou Crag rock scramble, making our way to the top of the ridge.
a couple of breaks in the shade for snacks and hydration. we hiked about 6 miles.
the “million dollar view”.
after another night at the b&b with cocktails and a casual dinner, we packed up on Monday morning and biked back up the mountain. we stopped at the Mohonk Mountain House. gorgeous property. it reminded me of Kellerman’s in the movie Dirty Dancing. we looked around and were invited to come back for a complimentary weekend (maybe later this fall?) so I’ll post more about it after our stay.
we continued down the mountain and back into New Paltz where we stopped at the same taco shop, Mexicali Blue. perfect riding fuel.
another 10 miles on the bikes, across the Walkway Over The Hudson into Poughkeepsie, and back to the train station. whew!
I’ll be back with one more labor day post soon – you know, to share the lessons I learned and make a bird-like life analogy.
would you rather hike, bike, or both?
it was nice to do a combo of both to use different muscles.
what is your idea of perfect trail food?
trail mix. my favorite store-bought is the antioxidant mix from Whole Foods – dried cranberries, raisins, goji berries, almonds, walnuts, pepitas. we also brought turkey slices, baby carrots, crackers, hummus, etc. in a mini cooler.