WNYC Weekend Getaways

by Soterios Johnson

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NEW YORK, NY : For New Yorkers without a car summer in the city may seem a bit daunting, at times. How to get away from it all without breaking the bank? Joining me this morning is Caylin Sanders, founder of Escapemaker.com.

The Brooklyn-based web site features information on a bunch of daytrips and weekend getaways you can get to…whether you have a car or not.

The Catskills: The Catskills

Appalachian Trail: AT From the Appalachian Trail train stop (website) on Metro-North’s Harlem Line, hike north 5.9 miles to get to the Wiley Shelter.

Wiley Shelter Info If you head south from the train stop, go 3.1 miles to reach the Telephone Pioneers Shelter.

Telephone Pioneers Shelter info If you continue another 7.6 miles, you’ll reach the Morgan Stewart shelter.

Morgan Stewart info Caveat novice: These shelters are just that — a rustic roof over your head with a water supply.

wJersey Shore: general info Sandy Hook Virtual Tour Keansburg