Post-Feast: Where to Waddle Off the Turkey Calories

Harriman State Park Hiking in Sunshine by Sarah Knapp

The feast has ended and you’re ready to move beyond your seat at the Thanksgiving table. Here are a few local ideas to waddle off that turkey:

  • If the weather is warm, visit the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show and take a self-guided tour of the beautiful 250 acres. [NYBG]
  • Spend an afternoon ice skating in Long Island City and avoid the crowds in Central Park; take the 7 train to the rink. [oM]
  • Walk off the stuffing with a day of shopping at Woodbury Common outlets one hour bus ride north of NYC; Black Friday sales from 20—85% off. [oM]
  • If you stayed in the city for the holiday and are pining for some fresh mountain air, hop on Metro-North for a hike along Breakneck Ridge. [oM]
  • Or if you’ve already tried the Hudson Highlands, head to Harriman State Park by bus or train. [oM]
  • Those with young children will enjoy our recommendations for shorter hikes near NYC [oM]
  • If you ate too much and just can’t motivate to travel north, pack your chalk bag and head to 18,000- square-foot Brooklyn Boulders for an indoor rock climbing experiences. [oM]
  • For those on a budget, do a self-guided tour of the street art in North Brooklyn or the mural art in the new Second Avenue Subway for the cost of one Metrocard swipe. [oM]
  • Pair a tree lighting ceremony with a long walk outside at Locust Grove Mansion or in Spring Lake, NJ. [oM]

Happy Thanksgiving!