Posts Tagged With: upstate New York

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, NY

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One of the QR-code signposts found along the Old Croton Aqueduct.

I’m always joking that if Washington Irving wrote the Legend of Sleepy Hollow today, Brom Bones would never be able to ride down from Ossining in time for the Van Tassels’ party because he’d be stuck in traffic on Broadway.

Now, the Old Croton Aqueduct trail, on the other hand, just up the hill from Tarrytown’s business district…you can definitely imagine the Headless Horseman barreling through here. Yes, never mind that the aqueduct, now the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park, was built quite a bit after Irving’s time. Today, instead of water, it carries walkers, hikers, bikers, and on certain sections of the trail, horseback riders. And yours truly got to check out the trail – long an item on my hiking to-do list – during a weekend outing with the family back in November.

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Don’t Look Down: Ziplines at Hunter Mountain

Zooming down the lines on the SkyRider tour. Author is on the left. (Photo by Walt Roll.)

Zooming down the lines on the SkyRider tour. Author is on the left. (Photo by Walt Roll.)

There is a slogan that shows up all over the place at the zipline courses up at Hunter Mountain, in upstate New York. It’s attributed to John Wayne: “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

So as we were in the bus rocking up the mountain for the first of five lines on the SkyRider zipline tour on a Saturday afternoon in October 2012, there were two thoughts going through my mind. One was “Wow, this is gonna be awesome!” The other was a slight nagging feeling of “Oh (sugar), what have I gotten myself into?”

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