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Been there, done that

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Been there, done that

Saturday will be our last day in this fantastic city. Ran the marathon and have been here a week so have seen many of the fab sights. Thinking about the above surface trains......an out and back type excursion to......i don't know where but i do know i am flipping tired and would welcome some bench time with a lovely country view. What say you?

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1. Re: Been there, done that

Take Metro-North Hudson line for fall river views.....check their website www.mta.com

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2. Re: Been there, done that

Agreed - even without a destination, the views from Metro North are lovely. Even more so at this time of year with the fall colors. Sit on the left side of the train leaving NYC. Maybe head to Cold Speing or Tarrytown for a nice lunch.

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Sounds perfect. How long a trip up?

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Cold Spring is wonderful - click on the link for directions, maps & train schedules:

http://www.coldspringliving.com

It's only 50 miles from NYC

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5. Re: Been there, done that

The walkway at Poughkeepsie is great. Before that we stopped at Beacon to see the contemporary art at the Dia Museum there.

This is the walk that a local suggested...I call it 'Mark's Walk':

"Catch the metro north train to Irvington or Sleepy Hollow, about 45mins, and walk back south to Dobbs Ferry via the "old Croton Aqueduct trail", a public pathway built on the route of NYC's first means of water supply. The trail traverses through some of the most notable and historic estates, close to NYC, in Westchester county. We would do this 2 mile section, (enough for an 8yr old!), during each season and saw some spectacular changes in foliage as well as fauna such as deer. "

Get to Grand Central Terminal a bit earlier to make sure you sit on the LEFT of the train (I know Kate has already said that....I just want to reiterate it)

Have a great time.

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