People think that since we live only 40 minutes north of New York City, we are surrounded by concrete and suburban sprawl. Hook Mountain has great views of the Tappan Zee bridge, and on a clear day, you can see the city.
My daughter Zoe and I went on a hike this morning that’s five minutes from our house and 10 minutes north of the bridge.
It tops out on a 300-foot cliff. The cliff is on state land, but the rock is of poor quality, so climbing is a big no-no. Still, it’s a great hike that gets extra points for being so close to home.