Nov 1, 2019

CCC Escapes: Peekskill

Through Mt. Kisco and on towards Peekskill. Dreamy driving roads to the max.
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SLEEP: The epitome of a rustic getaway — well … with some regal comforts — Bear Mountain Lodge. Set at the edge of Harriman State Park, the Inn has heaps of activities to offer from a visit to Storm King to kickin’ back in the spa. And while the Inn itself and the Stone Cottages are a delight, the Overlook Lodge is really the gem. Ready thyself for sitting fireside and taking in panoramic views of the Hudson River. And as they state, an accommodation that “allows you to truly become one with the mountain.”

EAT: Cruisin’ up north as you roll through Bedford Hills, a quick stop at Bueti’s Deli is a must. A super authentic Italian haunt with the finest meats, cheeses and sweets in the game and an Italian Combo sammy that’ll put your corner bodega to shame. For properly chowing down, Peekskill Coffee is a local favorite for lunch. Come dinner time, book a Farm-to-Table slot at The Farm at Glenwood Mountain or pop into Gleason’s for some banger pizza and a cocktail or Peekskill Brewery for some easy-goin’ suds.

ADVENTURE: A lil’ something for everyone here from loads of hiking trails to hittin’ a few balls at Hudson National Golf Course to rad cycling routes.

The route: This is a great route through parts less frequently explored for most NYC cyclists. For the intermediate to advanced rider, it’s 61.68 miles and 3,404 feet of elevation. Stop at Caffelatte in Dobbs Ferry for an authentic espresso, then end the ride at Peekskill Brewery.
Recommended bike: Make sure to saddle into an all-road bike. About half the route is gravel.

Blue Mountain Reservation – Ossining, NY
12 miles – easy to moderate
A day trip, you’ll begin with the Briarcliff-Peekskill Trail (near an active shooting range, if you’re so inclined) adventuring through some of Westchester’s finest natural moments down valleys and over hills and landing in Peekskill.