We try to get out and about as much as possible. Winter, spring, summer, or fall; nothing keeps us from finding fun outside and staying active. Here are a few things we like to do, in the city and farther up north in the Harriman State Park/Bear Mountain Region. Just because you don't live in the "Big Apple" doesn't mean you can't take some of our activities and apply them to where you live. Staying healthy and active is great but being able to do it on a BUDGET, or even FREE, is the key.


Big City Adventures

Top 4 City bound Activities

Bear Mountain Region

Top 4 Outdoor Activities

BMR - Hiking Anthony Wayne

Anthony Wayne Recreation in Harriman State Park is where you will find tons of biking and hiking trails if you enjoy getting outside for some exercise. Click here for Google map location of this popular trail head.

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BCA - Picture Us Rollin'

Rollerblading in Central Park (one of the more difficult rollerblading areas). We also rollerblade the East River Park and the Henry Hudson Park.


BMR - boating at greenwood

Greenwood Lake is just over an hour from the city. We rented a pontoon boat here and had a blast on the lake and swimming as well. Click here to get Google location of the boat rental company on the shore line of the lake.

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BCA - Biking East/Hudson River

This is from a bike ride along the East River Park, one of our favorite paths to bike! We also bike the Henry Hudson Park & Central Park.



bmr - 1 bike, 2 Millennials & "7" Lakes

Seven Lakes is a favorite spot in Harriman State Park. You can bike, swim, kayak, float, etc. Great place for outdoor fun with friends and family. Click here to get the Google map location of this great state park.

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bca - Beach Cruising

Before we bought our tandem we rented bikes in the winter in Long Island & rode along the boardwalk. Click here for Google map location of the bike rental company we used.

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bmr - BreakNeck Ridge Climb

Our scariest hike to date. Ricky absolutely loved it... I had my first ever panic attack. Click here for the Google map location of this trailhead climb.


bca - Williamsburg Tennis

This is our favorite place in the city to play tennis. It's along the East River right under the Williamsburg Bridge and open to the public after 7:00pm. Click here for the Google map location.

More of Bear Mountain's adventures coming soon...

More of NYC's concrete jungle activities coming soon...