It’s easy to get into a writing slump, especially when the weather’s hot and sticky or when you’re not traveling, so I was quite happy to come across this post from Nature Traveler. Not only did the article give me some good ideas for seeing things in my own backyard but jogged my memory about other places in my own state. What’s happening in your backyard?
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” said naturalist John Muir. There is no better time than Summer to savor the great outdoors. Beautiful island beaches, river kayaking, gentle hiking, and friendly farm animals are a short Zipcar or train ride away. Central Park has its perks, but New York State offers much more nature than Manhattan. Take the day off and venture out with your family and friends to these awe-inspiring and eco-friendly places to come back relaxed and recharged.
1) Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow
Surrounded by the Catskills Mountains and located just seven miles from the town of Woodstock, the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is a haven for more than 200 rescued farm animals. Turkeys and chickens run free, while pigs snooze in the barn and cows graze away on acres of green grass set amongst rolling hills. Visitors can feed and hang…
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