Like many of you, we occasionally have holiday houseguests. After the pleasure/pain of menus, marketing, cooking and cleaning up, there are still hours in the day that need to be filled by something other than food consumption, preparation and cleanup.
A wonderful choice is a walk, or if you are young and/or ambitious, a more challenging hike. I live on one of the most beautiful roads in the Town of Northeast (Millerton) and I often simply forget to walk there.
When I go out walking with guests, I appreciate anew the beauty of my natural environment. If you live on such a road, take advantage of it. Perhaps you live on some beautiful land and rarely make time to walk just for pleasure. Just do it!
If you and your guests are ready for something more challenging, don’t forget our local public hiking trails such as Lion’s Head or the trails of Taconic State Park (Millerton). There are also less rigorous walking trails at the Sharon Audubon Center, Millerton/Amenia Rail Trail, and Bartholomew’s Cobble. It is amazing what some cold air and exercise will do to restore true holiday cheer!