Rockefeller State Preserve
Just 30 miles outside of Manhattan, Rockefeller State Preserve is more than 1,400 acres of woods full of gorgeous trails for beginner hikers. John D. Rockefeller famously added a network of carriage roads to the park that crisscrosses woodlands, wetlands, and stone bridges, making for easy, all-ages walking through idyllic scenery. One hundred-eighty species attract bird watchers but the Gallery, a showcase for local talent, draws art lovers. A day of summer hikes will keep you thirsty, but change it up a little and skip the water to refresh with a bottle of Pineapple Berry Blue Herbal Tea instead.