Every year we head upstate to Glen Spey in Sullivan County to spend time with our dear friend Alex who used to be our studio manager. It’s a beautiful drive, just under 2 hours. We relaxed, swam in the lake and our big outing was a visit to the local farmers’ market, coming home with amazing cheeses and bread for cocktail hour! This visit aligned with the Summer Solstice and we celebrated by making wreaths out of ferns and wildflowers. As the sun went down we helped the girls light candles and float them on the lake.
Our group had younger girls but if your kids are a bit older there are water rafting, canoe and tubing options in the area (Barryville, just about 10 minute’s drive) which can be a lot of fun! Check out Reber River Trips and Indian Head Canoes. Both offer multiple levels of adventures for all ages.