Carless overheated woman seeks lake swimming near NYC
July 15, 2011 11:32 AM Subscribe
Swimming places slightly out of New York City for the carless?
posted by DMelanogaster to travel & transportation around New York, NY (11 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I have no car but want to go to some nice swimming day trips out of the city. (no sleepovers, though). So, for example, I thought Harriman State Park would be nice. And I found the Short Line Bus. But the websites pointing to this are talking about hiking, not swimming - so that, once I got to the Bear Mountain Inn, I wouldn't know where to do, if the distance is walkable, etc.
I am looking for really usable directions to get to one of the lakes at Harriman State Park, and/or other similar types of spots.
I know where the ocean beaches are, that's not really what I'm looking for. More like lakes, trees, more out of the city than e.g. Brighton Beach.
(I would also prefer not to be eaten by a bear.)
So maybe not more than a two-hour bus ride or train ride from Port Authority or Grand Central.