NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, September 25, 2015, 5:00 PM
Bordered by the Shawangunk Mountains, New Paltz is just a hop, skip and jump away from Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park Preserve.
The weather may be getting cooler — but there is still time for great hiking and camping all across the country.
Here are a few areas to reel in some fall outdoor adventures:
New Paltz, New York
Often over shadowed by the nearby legendary Appalachian trail, New Paltz is an adorable little town with exceptional outdoor activities.
Bordered by the Shawangunk Mountains, New Paltz is just a hop, skip and jump away from Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park Preserve in addition to countless other trails that can be used for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
After spending the day either swimming in the lakes in the Minnewaska State Park or rock climbing in the “Gunks,” visitors can cool down by getting homemade ice-cream in town.
Originally a gold mining town turned to coal mining and logging, Glacier now hosts hikers and river rafters in the summer, and snow skiers and snowboarders in the winter
Sandwiched in the Cascade Mountains, Glacier is the welcoming post for Mount Baker Ski Area and the North Cascades National Park, according to travel guide Go Northwest website.
Originally a gold mining town turned to coal mining and logging, Glacier now hosts hikers and river rafters in the summer, and snow skiers and snowboarders in the winter, according to the website.
Although visitors have to leave the town to get gas, they are guaranteed a fantastic robust breakfast burrito before their day of outdoor pursuits, according to National Geographic.
Los Alamos surrounded by the rugged mountain terrain where visitors can see wildlife and ancient ruins.
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Although known for the National Laboratory that brought the atomic bomb, Los Alamos also offers great outdoor ventures, according to Trip Advisor.
In the rugged mountain terrain, visitors can see wildlife and ancient ruins in Bandelier National Monument, according to the website.
In addition to rock climbing and mountain biking, snow skiing on Pajarito Mountains is another possible sport, according to the website.
St. Augustine parallels beaches of the Anastasia State Park where visitors can swim, surf and tan.
St. Augustine, Florida
Settled over 500 years ago by a Spanish explorer looking for the “Fountain of Youth,” St. Augustine is known for historic streets and 19th century architecture, according to travel website Fodors Travel.
The town parallels beaches of the Anastasia State Park where visitors can swim, surf and tan, according to the website.
After a day in the sun, tourist can travel into the historic town and nosh on fresh seafood including alligator, according to the website.
Cornered by the Great lakes, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has it all – forests, cliffs, mountains, waterfalls and glacier lakes.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Cornered by the Great lakes, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has it all — forests, cliffs, mountains, waterfalls and glacier lakes.
Cliffs perfect for diving overlook pockets of water filled with grassy spots and sand dunes.
Hikers can meander next to rivers or wrestle through the overgrown forests to the peaks of mountains, according to Midwest Living magazine.
When winter tumbles in, snowmobiling, ice fishing and skiing takes over, according to the magazine.
Dubbed an artistic haven, Brattleboro is removed from the bustle of New England city life.
Visitors can spend the day biking around between food stands and farmers’ markets for chutney, marmalade and cheese, according to New York Magazine.
In addition to hiking, the town offers canoeing or kayaking on the West River, according to the magazine.
For the winter, world-class ski jumpers gather in the small town for the two-day Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition, according to the magazine.