Our day trip to Putnam and Dutchess counties to see fall foliage

Posted on October 23, 2009


On Wednesday Shoshana took a personal day and we drove two hours north of the city to see fall foliage (it took us 40 minutes to get out of Brooklyn). Our first stop was Cold Spring, NY where we had lunch at The Riverview Restaurant and took photos of the Hudson:

west bank of Hudson opposite Cold Spring

We then drove west and north to the Beacon Reservoir in Fishkill, NY and its surrounding woods,

Beacon City Reservoir, Fishkill, NY

where we parked the car, did a short walk, and took photos.

Looking west from Beacon City Reservoir with Taconic Mountains in background.

Our next destination was Manitoga in Garrison, NY which has 4 miles of hiking trails. We only hiked for a little over an hour, and will return another time for a longer hike.

Manitoga, Garrison, NY

On our way back we stopped at a scenic view of the Hudson near the Bear Mountain Bridge

Hudson River from Bear Mountain Bridge Road, Peekskill, NY

where after taking a picture of a family (on their camera) we got them to return the favor

David and Shoshana 10212009

Before returning to Brooklyn we stopped at a restaurant in lower Westchester to have dinner with my parents and our niece Rachel with whom we played hangman. My sister-in-law Sharon and Rachel’s twin sister Emily came by to pick up Rachel, and it was good to see them too. The drive back to Brooklyn took longer than usual because of traffic on the BQE.

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