“Biking through the Storm King sculpture garden is otherworldly, one of the great outdoor museums is in our backyard.” - Michael Bruno
"My friends have raved about (and created great instagram envy from) this celebrated sculpture park located in the town of Cornwall. The center boasts a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures nestled in the midst 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands and fields of native grasses and wildflowers. Maybe I’ll see you there!" - Georgina Schaeffer
“Although it is self-serving to mention, I do feel that Storm King Art Center is an essential Hudson Valley destination. Our 500-acres have been sculpted over the past 58 years specifically to display outdoor artwork. It is a unique destination where visitors can experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky.” - John Stern
“I like to bring a picnic and spend the afternoon wandering through this world class sculpture park.”
- Claudia Hanlin
"Blooming Hill makes me feel connected to the land and I know I am eating fresh, delicious and beautiful food that was probably picked the same day." - Michael Bruno
"You'll find me at Blooming Hill Farm with my family most weekends for brunch. Blooming Hill is all organic and their brunch and dinner menus feature their fabulous produce. Founder, Guy Jones, is a fountain of information regarding farming and growing a vegetable garden." - John Stern
"It's hard to believe Harriman State Park and adjacent Sterling Forest is so close to Manhattan with 70,000 acres of forever wild parkland. There are mountain to climb and lakes to kayak" - Michael Bruno
"In Cold Springs there is truly one of the chicest collections combined with exceptional architecture created just for the collection. This is a private warehouse art space created by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu for their personal collection of Italian Post-war and Contemporary art." - Darren Henault
“The studio looks as if Russel Wright was there this morning—a must-see for design lovers.” - Michael Bruno
"In Garrison (a short drive to the Magazzino Italian Art Warhouse) is a wonderous home and collection created by the industrial designer Russel Wright. In the early 20th Century Russel Wright purchased a defunct quarry. He spend the next decade turning the land into a wondrous garden and the quarry into the pool. Built onto and into the rock is his home where he lived with his wife and daughter." - Darren Henault
"Manitoga, Russell Wright, is a Modernist home aired on a rock quarry" - Alison Spear
"I recommend the Brook Trail if you want a beautiful and very doable zen trail along the brook until you get to hidden Pine Lake. It's an out and back and takes about 2.5 to 3:00 hours.
For a more adventurous hike, I take the 7 Hills trail. I often do the first four hills, then come back along the brook, 2.5 to 3 hours. I usually do it in under two hours. There is about a 1,400 ft elevation gain. If you would like to extend the hike go to the fifth hill across the brook and loop back. The fifth hill will also add another 60-90 minutes and make the total elevation gain about 1,800 ft.
We recommend that you download All Trails App before heading out." - Michael Bruno