October 5, 2015

A Walk in the Woods & A Beer in a Tent

autumn at bear mountain

Life is completely crazy sometimes.

The best medicine for hours of computer staring, airports and conference calls is a day trip out of the city. You know, that nature thing.

We are not hard core hikers, but we love getting out and breathing in fresh air as often as possible. It feels good to get outside and sweat. What's even better is the food you can demolish afterwards without feeling even a little guilty.

Last weekend, our adventure took us to Bear Mountain to hike to the summit and then celebrate afterwards at Oktoberfest. The hike was about 2 hours for the loop we chose. The trek downhill was following the Appalachian Trail which was really cool to walk on, even for less than a mile.

hiking in new york

bear mountain upstate new york

hiking upstate new york

upstate new york

fall is coming

path less traveled


The Bear Mountain Inn is such a cool building. It's a quick hour long drive from New York City, but it looks like a great place to spend a weekend away.

Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain was a blast. They had great music, great beer and lots of stands with food and art and random goodies. The food line was crazy long, so if you're hungry, get there early. I'm so glad we went to celebrate. Prost!

And we obviously came home with candy - gourmet gummy bears. We are fighting hard to savor them as long as possible.

heitmann's gourmet specialities

Have you been to Oktoberfest anywhere this year?


  1. The best medicine really is time with nature! Looks like a beautiful hike :)

  2. Well, said.... getting out into nature after city life is SO necessary sometimes. I'm definitely due for some bonding with nature soon, I hope. Those gourmet gummy bears... OMG!

  3. Omg - those gummy bears look amazing! Looks like it was such a great weekend, all of your pictures are gorgeous!

  4. Love all of your photos. Super cool that you walked on the Appalachian Trail. I should add that to my life list.

  5. those pictures are so beautiful.

    and btw, love the blog! it's perfect! if you get the chance to check out mine and let me know what you think, i'd appreciate it so much! i'm trying to make it as good as it can be! :)
    have a great week!
    love, rach.

  6. I haven't done any Oktoberfests this year, nor have I been to Bear Mountain all year, which is just sad in itself. I LOVE being up there. It's sooo gorgeous.

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  9. Keep in mind, the tent inclines descending at a sharp point, so the real spot where you can stand up will be little.Camping equipment


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