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Smile NEW YORK: from the hills to Manhattan

Great shots of the skyline from Bear Mountain State Park, from Q's wandering...







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A reversal, from Manhattan to the hills...from Si & Nic




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Cool!
That's an astonishingly clear day. I've been up there a few times and had no idea you could see the city. I think it's about 35 miles or so.
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Riding the Amtrak from Albany really shows how beautiful north of NY is. Then suddenly you're in darkness underneath the city, with all the graffiti and old pillars flying by. When you get to the Penn Station everything opens up at once. One of my favorite experiences, but maybe I'm easy to please that way.
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I remember climbing that damn thing for some "team building" exercise during training for my first job in New York. Such a pain in the ass, but the view was certainly amazing once you got up there.
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wow, I didnt even know there were hills nearby NY!!!!
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That GW bridge scroll is amazing. Thanks for sharing your find.
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wow, I didnt even know there were hills nearby NY!!!!
Seriously?

The Catskills are a little over an hour northwest, the Adirondacks are about 4-5 hours north. The Appalachian range is within easy driving distance. And there's hilly terrain as soon as you hit the suburbs to the north.

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I love driving on the Taconic Parkway to Hudson NY. One of the most pleasant drives leaving NYC. You are literally surrounded by park land, forests and hills. Except that you must obey the speed limit. Cops will get you.
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Great shots of the skyline from Bear Mountain State Park, from Q's wandering...
The skyline in the distance looks like another hill!

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The skyline in the distance looks like another hill!
And it is, only this one's man-made and only took about a hudred years to build...

I have vague memories of going there as a child (to the state park), but I really need to get out to nature more.
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This is some really good stuff.. Didn't know there wasn't a larger coastal plain (or relative lack thereof) around the city. I've never been west of Newark airport... Nice!
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The mountains northwest of NYC are simply stunning. I have always wanted to visit the Catskills and for sure the Adirondacks. 6 million acres of parkland up there. NYC has the best of both worlds. An amazing city with amazing nature preserves close by.
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Reminds me of the foothills here-- I wonder what it looked like before all those hills and mountains got sanded down by erosion?
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NYC has the best of both worlds. An amazing city with amazing nature preserves close by.
Yeah, a lot of people think only of the urban side of New York. But the city contains, and is not too far from a lot of nature.
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