Quick Escapes New York City, 5th Edition: 31 Weekend Getaways from the Big Apple

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Thirty-one great mini-vacations to take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the majestic White Mountains as you travel along the Kancamagus Highway on the Mountains of New Hampshire escape.
Visit the historic Southeast Lighthouse, relax for the afternoon on Crescent Beach, and sample local seafood on the Block Island escape.
Take a mule barge ride along the ...
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Overview


Thirty-one great mini-vacations to take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the majestic White Mountains as you travel along the Kancamagus Highway on the Mountains of New Hampshire escape.
Visit the historic Southeast Lighthouse, relax for the afternoon on Crescent Beach, and sample local seafood on the Block Island escape.
Take a mule barge ride along the Delaware Canal, explore the secret rooms, stairways, and turrets of a castle, and browse in Peddler's Village on the Bucks County escape.
This guide includes: detailed route maps; travel directions; destination highlights; activities for morning, afternoon, and evening; choice restaurants, picnic sites and lodgings; special events and festivals; shopping; local sources of information.
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"Many imaginative itineraries for getting away from it all if you live in or are visiting New York City." --Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762725434
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Quick Escapes Series
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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Formerly travel editor of Conde Nast's Bride's magazine, freelance writer Susan Farewell has also written Hidden New England and How to Make a Living as a Travel Writer. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Introduction ix
New York Escapes 1
1. Hudson River Valley 2
2. Hudson River Valley II 11
3. Hudson River Valley III 18
4. Northern Westchester County 26
5. Montauk and the Hamptons 38
6. Shelter Island 49
7. The Adirondack Area 55
8. Fire Island--With or Without a Car 66
Southern New England Escapes 73
1. Lower Fairfield County 74
2. Ridgefield and New Canaan 86
3. Lower Connecticut River Valley 94
4. Southeastern Shoreline 102
5. Northeast Corner 109
6. The Litchfield Hills 116
7. Newport 126
8. Block Island--With or Without a Car 136
Massachusetts Escapes 145
1. The Berkshires 146
2. The North Shore 156
3. Cape Cod 166
4. Martha's Vineyard 176
5. Nantucket--With or Without a Car 185
6. Boston--With or Without a Car 193
Northern New England Escapes 203
1. Vermont's Northeast Kingdom 204
2. The Mountains of New Hampshire 212
3. The Coast of Maine 220
Mid-Atlantic Escapes 229
1. Spring Lake 230
2. The Jersey Cape 235
3. Bucks County 243
4. Lancaster County 253
5. Capitalizing on the Capital Area 262
6. Northern Virginia 268
Index 275
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