Here in New York, we like to get out of New York. We have two airports, two train stations, ferries, boats larger than ferries, and a variety of escape tunnels. Transplant New Yorkers looking to get back to their pre-city roots, and lifers looking to see that thing we call “wilderness,” can visit upstate (or on Long Island, or even in Jersey) via one of these many routes.
Cold Spring is a great little town sitting on the Hudson, an hour and change away from the city via the Metro North. (If you’re starting from Grand Central, it’s a $28 round trip off-peak.) It looks across the river at both West Point and the Storm King state park.