Barn on the Pond, Saugerties NY.

The town of Saugerties is about a 2 hour drive from New York City, which is the perfect mix of "let's go for a beautiful drive" and "let's really escape for the weekend." The town itself is home to plenty of restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. During your stay, you can also visit the Saugerties Lighthouse, which is an 1869 landmark on the Hudson River that houses a living museum and a renowned bed and breakfast.

From the parking lot, it’s about a 15 minute walk through a wooded a nature trail, which makes for a fun little adventure on its own before reaching the lighthouse itself. It’s best to make the trek during low tide, but if you mis-time your visit, there are rain boots available to borrow.

Pack a lunch and enjoy the view