Upcoming: Upstate NY, Hudson River Valley June 2010

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

  • Afternoon:  driving
  • 1:00 pm – Depart
  • 2:00 pm – Dog is at kennel, leaving Huntingdon
  • 5:00 pm – Wilkes-Barre (stop to eat – ?)
  • 8:30 pm – Albany Airport area, hotel (9:30 or 10 if stop to eat earlier)
  • Evening:  hotel

Monday, June 21, 2010

  • Morning: LG
  • 9:00 am (latest) – check out of hotel
  • 10:00 am – Lake George, Sutton’s
  • 12:00 pm – Lake George, lunch, 5 Guys or Bolton Landing pizza shop?
  • Afternoon: Lunch, Map Store
  • 2:00 pm – Depart Lake George area
  • 2:45 pm – Map Store, Round Lake (15-30 min); open until 5 pm
  • 3:30 pm – Stewart’s on Crescent Rd (30 min)
  • 5:30 pm – Arrive at North-South Lake, set up
  • Evening: North-South Lake, set up camp, fire, etc

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

  • Morning: Escarpment trail
  • Afternoon: Lunch, etc
  • Evening: Dinner, fire, etc

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

  • Morning: Lower Hudson
  • 11:00 am – departing
  • 1:00 pm or later – Newburgh; approx 2 hrs (not including stops) travel through Catskills down past Ashokan Reservoir, Mohonk Mountain preserve; lunch at Newburgh (NY 300 and 17K) ?
  • Afternoon: Danbury, CT, Spring Valley, NY, or Port Jervis, NY – TBA
  • Depending on lodging, proceed toward Port Jervis or east of Hudson
  • 4:00 pm – Port Jervis is about 40 minutes from Newburgh
  • 4:00 pm – Danbury, CT is about 40 minutes also (East instead of West)
  • Time to check out Bear Mountain/Harriman State Parks (for later check in at hotel) ?
  • If in Port Jervis, definitely see NJ’s High Point
  • Evening: Check in

Thursday, June 24, 2010

  • Morning:  Train to NYC (via NJT Bergen, NJT Pascack, or Metro-North Hudson Line)
  • If at Port Jervis, must leave at 8:30 (latest) for Nanuet in Rockland County, NY
  • Alternately, with Bergen Line, departing Ho-Ho-Kus at 9:56, arriving at NYC at 10:53 via Secaucus, with 1 hr of travel, could leave at 8:45 or even 8:50 (latest), but parking is limited and may not be available
  • Deparing Nanuet (park at Mall) at 9:37 via Pascack Valley, transfer at Secaucus to arrive at NY Penn at 10:53 (1 hr drive from Port Jervis)
  • If in CT, 45 min to Peekskill (Hudson Line) or 15 min to Brewster (Harlem Line); 30 min to Golden’s Bridge (900+ parking); 9:28 depart to Harlem at 10:27 (9:00 latest out of hotel)
  • Metro-North from Peekskill to Harlem/125 is more direct than next option, leaving at 10:19 to arrive 11:10 (leave CT hotel by 9:15-9:30), but might be late to Jamaica, but if just taking the 3 train to Penn Station, only 17 min of travel time needed (at Penn by 11:25 am)
  • NOTE: Cortlandt has more parking then Peekskill; train leaves (for Harlem) at 10:24 am
  • Metro-North 9:28 Hudson Line out of Peekskill, arrives at Yankee by 10:53 (leave CT hotel by 8:45 AM)
  • Take subway (2 trains) from Yankee Stadium to Jamaica (about 1 hour travel time, so be on train by 10:45 AM)
  • Jamaica:  LIRR arriving at Bellerose, 12:10 PM (Hempstead Branch) from Jamaica at 11:58 AM
  • Penn: LIRR arriving at Bellerose station, 12:10 PM (leaving Penn Station at 11:35 AM); Hempstead Branch via Jamaica
  • Afternoon:  Long Island Railroad to Elmont, NY?
  • Belmont by 1:00 PM
  • Evening:  Visit with Chris, return to station, another hotel stay
  • If in CT on previous day, and if Dog can stay until Saturday, Port Jervis and NJ High Point on Friday
  • If not, drive closer to Reading before lodging

Friday, June 25, 2010

  • Morning:  Visit in Reading
  • Afternoon:  Travel, return to Altoona by early evening (unless Dog can stay until Saturday)