Today we are keeping it local. This week a few girlfriends and I decided it was time for a road trip. Fall is upon us and what better time for a road trip than October, the weekend before Halloween. And what better place for a road trip on Halloween weekend than Sleepy Hollow, NY. Our weekend started out with a slumber party–cheese, lovely homemade dinner, red wine and dark chocolate. The next morning we took our time getting up and easing into the day. The ideal way to start any road trip is a filling breakfast and that is exactly what we did. Did someone say diner? Yes, please! After breakfast, it was time to get on the road.
Leaving the city is always a welcome treat. As much as I love city life, I also love getting away and taking in some fresh air and enjoying the simple life, even if it is for only one day. One of my favorite fall activities is to check out the fall foliage and I think we picked the perfect weekend. The weather is beginning to get chilly and the trees are already beginning to lose many of their leaves so we were right on time.
Our first stop was in Sleepy Hollow. It is a cute little town as you would imagine a small town upstate to be. As you would expect, this town really gets into Halloween. Halloween decorations abound as scarecrows and pumpkins and fake cobwebs line the town’s main street. We made a pit stop at Kykuit, on the Rockefeller Estate. Though we didn’t go on the full tour, we did take a few moments to stroll the grounds.
Next stop was Walkway Over The Husdson. It is an old abandoned railroad bridge that was converted into a pedestrian bridge. The bridge crosses the Hudson River and is 1.28 miles long. It is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. It was a pretty windy day when we were there and walking across the entire bridge didn’t really seem to be in our future. After a late start, we were really interested in getting to our final destination–the winery.
About 45 minutes later, we arrived at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. It was beautiful. Acres and acres of vineyards and in the distance we could see the white barn that had been renovated. We strolled the grounds, did a wine tasting and ended the day with a tasty Italian dinner before we headed back home. Spending the day with girlfriends while enjoying beautiful views, wine and food was the perfect way to spend a fall day.