Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus
Approaching or leaving lower Manhattan by water never gets old for me. If you start getting used to it, just look closer.
If you are ready to be really moved by an enormity of natural and human wonders, present and historical, stay on the Seastreak Ferry when departs from Pier 11 any Saturday or Sunday morning this month for a guided tour of the Hudson River. Paul Rush provides the educational and humorous narrative to the cruise.
Seastreak, our sponsor of Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, departs from Highlands every Saturday and Sunday in October at 8:45am, stops at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan to pick up Rush and more passengers if there is room on the boat, and heads up the Hudson to Bear Mountain for Oktoberfest revelers and Cold Spring, NY for antiquers and strollers.
The leaves were just beginning to turn when Lori and I took the trip last Sunday. We opted to pass on the mile uphill walk to Oktoberfest (and the downhill walk after 4.5 hours of drinking) to explore Cold Spring. Whichever destination you choose, the best part of the trip is the journey. All the more so now that the leaves are turning.
The return journey starts at 3:30 when the boat departs Cold Spring, picks up the wobbly revelers at Bear Mountain at 4, and culminates with sunset over the Raritan Bay before docking at Highlands at around 6:15.
It’s not the destination that matters. It’s the change of scene. ~ Brian EnoPosted: October 4th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Seastreak Ferry | Tags: Bear Mountain, Cold Spring, Oktoberfest, photo essays, Seastreak, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend | No Comments »