A few weeks ago, a group of friends and I hit the open road and headed upstate to explore Storm King Art Center. The trip had been in the works for a while, and I was excited to finally cross it off of my fall bucket list. We tried to time the trip to coincide with the peak of fall foliage, and even though we missed it by a week or two it was still a perfect day exploring with the gals.
It’s a bit of a trip out of the city, but we rented a Zip Car and all piled in. There are also organized bus trips available that are a flat rate for the round trip fare and the entrance into Storm King – check it out here.
The Storm King property itself is pretty huge – we had originally discussed renting bikes to take it all in, but we got there a little bit later in the day than anticipated so decide to forgo the bikes and instead walk. The only downside to this plan was that there were a few entire sections of the park that we didn’t get to check out. If you’re planning a trip, my recommendation would be to hit the road early and get there in the morning so you have ample time to take in the sights before heading out for the day. If you want, you could even pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
After being stuck in the city for a few months, it was a nice change of pace to be surrounded by so much greenery and fall foliage. The rolling hills of the property offer plenty of spots to take in the stunning views from higher ground and you can spot some of the sculptures tucked away in various parts of the property.
As a group, our favorite piece of art was Alyson Shotz’s Mirror Fence, which is a bit obviously, a mirrored fence. It is hard to spot among the trees because the fence blends perfectly in with its surroundings. We spent a while hanging out in this secluded area before heading on to the larger sculptures.
Storm King is the perfect spot to head upstate and take in the fall weather and the beautiful leaves. Make a day of it with your gal pals or a group of friends and aimlessly wander for an enjoyable and relaxing day. Plus if you’re super cheesy you can get a cute pic with the leaves, because really, why not?