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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A trip to Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain

On Saturday we took a picnic lunch and drove through Harriman State Park in New York and up Bear Mountain. The weather was perfection: not too hot or humid. Just clear blue skies and a lovely breeze. What better weather for a convertible like Mia to stretch her legs in?

The view is beautiful no matter which direction you look.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

What a great day to just sit on a rock and take in the beauty of the countryside and the Hudson River.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The next few photos were taken from the scenic view point.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

A barge was nice enough to be heading up river while we were there.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Under the Bear Mountain Bridge it goes!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We stopped at roadside picnic area to eat our lunch. I just love our picnic backpack. It has everything you need: plates, cutlery, salt & pepper, cutting board, and even a tablecloth and napkins.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lunch was chicken salad sandwiches. Cha-Cha-Chicken Salad has a can of crushed pineapple, cream cheese, mayo, a touch of curry and orange flavored cranberries. (And chicken of course!) Very tasty!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

This tree was right by our picnic table. What makes people want to carve their names/initials into a tree’s bark? This one has certainly had more than its fair share of signatures.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

A nice drive that didn’t take all day. We were back home and in the pool by two o’clock. We’ll do this again in the fall to catch the colors!


What beautiful pictures. and back at home by 2?  Now that’s a great day!

SaucyB, I agree! smile

Your last sentence said it all. From your first picture all I could think was in a few weeks that view is going to be lit up in beautiful fall colors and would be great for pictures. What a beautiful place!
Thanks for sharing!

Jessica, it is indeed beautiful in the fall as you can imagine with all those trees! We’ve been before but not in a few years. Given that our weather has been so dry I have no idea how that will affect the colors this year: could be good/could be not so good!

Unbelievable views - the fall colours will look spectacular (my favourite season of the year)

Lucky you to have such a beautiful place, so close to home!

very pretty…some of them remind me of Colorado…not the big water…the mountain views.  Very pretty…would make great postcards.  Love your picnic backpack as well.

when I lived in North Jersey, I used to love to drive up to Bear Mountain, especially in the fall. Maybe I see a road trip in my near future.
and lunch looked yummy..pack me a few sandwiches please and I’ll pick them up on the way up.

Joyce, it’s a pretty place!

Jan, yes indeed!

Debra, a little like Colorado but without the high peaks, just rolling forested mountains. Different ...

Caite, welcome to my blog! Okay, your sandwiches await you!

What a great day for ride… Beautiful scenery, I love NY and all it’s glory!

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