In Woodstock, just three hours by bus from Manhattan, you can go biking, hiking, boating, going to museums, listening to live music and horseback riding. Say goodbye to the hustle and bustle and relax in endless acres of nature, with countless activities right at your fingertips. Whether you like fishing and climbing peaks, or going to the Woodstock Photo Center and listening to live music, Woodstock is the most walkable city in the Catskills, with activities for just about everyone. To get there, take the Adirondack Trailways bus to Woodstock, the bus stop is in the center of town.
Make this your next weekend getaway by taking the LIRR Port Jefferson line from Penn Station and walking (or taking a quick taxi) to this quaint port city. OM reports on the best day trips and weekend getaways that can be easily accessed by alternative means of transportation. The farthest train bike getaway from New York is the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, in northern Dutchess County. With hundreds of historic buildings, countless antique stores, a picturesque waterfront, and cutting-edge clothing boutiques, it's a relaxing and active weekend getaway.