As soon as warmer weather graces the tristate area, out come the inspirational social media posts about how it’s not about the destination but the journey. And though they’re cliché, they’re still true. The route you take certainly matters when you’re able to escape the city in search of outdoor spring activities, so you might as well pick a path that keeps you smiling out the window the whole drive.
Whether you’re en route to epic waterfall hikes in the Catskills, off-road cycling in New Jersey, or riverside camping next to a castle in New England, you still need a car to make these springs trips a reality. Here are 10 routes to 10 kickass outdoor adventures that’ll challenge you on and off the road.