Me: Dave, wanna go somewhere tomorrow?
Dave: Sure

That was the entirety of the conversation that took place before we decided {pretty much on a whim} to take a day trip to Storm King Art Center. I had first heard about this magical place where nature meets modern art from fellow bloggers Steph and Margaret. And can I just say, Storm King did not disappoint. The timing was perfect too; we had a chance to see the fall colors before it became too cold. A few suggestions for those of you who want to visit before the season is over.

- Wear layers! It's colder up there than it is here in the city and outer boroughs. But when you walk around during the day you will get hot.

- Bring water+food. There is a small cafe there but it makes more sense to bring water for you to stay hydrated as you explore the grounds. We grabbed kimpop before we left Queens and had it in the parking lot before we went for our walk. We took a break about about an hour of walking and munched on nuts, celery, and cucumber. There is a designated picnic area and trash/recycling bins for you to toss your trash.

- Storm King is open from Wednesday-Sunday. We went on a Wednesday and it was empty. We liked that. If you don't like that, go on a weekend.

- I personally don't think it's suitable for really young children. There were a few families with strollers when we visited, and to be fair the grounds are really well maintained, but overall young children would probably tire quickly. There are more "raw" areas of the park {near the outskirts} and areas where the incline is a bit steep.

Do plan an autumn getaway before winter comes!

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