As Shelby mentioned in our Berkshires travel diary, we stopped off at Storm King Art Center on our way out of the city. It is an open air museum that is considered one of the world’s best sculpture parks. We’d never been, but had heard great things, so we were excited to get out of the car, stretch our legs, and explore a bit before continuing on our road trip.
The park itself covers hundreds of acres. We knew there was no way we could see it all in the time that we had. After consulting the map we were handed at the entrance (which was very clearly labeled by the way) we decided which sections we wanted to see and set off to explore.
While the parking lots were crowded (it was a holiday weekend after all) once you got out on the grounds you quickly felt that you had the whole park to yourself.
They allow you to bring your own food/drink onto the property to picnic. There are plenty of picnic tables and areas for you to utilize. Or bring a blanket and spread it out by one of the massive sculptures for an unbeatable view. We didn’t bring along any provisions, but instead opted to grab a bite to eat the the little outdoor cafe, which offered a pretty decent selection.
Storm King Art Center, located about an hour and a half north of New York City, is an easy day trip for those New Yorkers and visitors alike looking to get out of the city and explore the beautiful Hudson Valley. It is a really fun place to escape too and spend a few hours.
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