Alright, folks - here's the very tentative plan for the NYC-area gathering.
Saturday, 25 March (Rain date Saturday, 01 April)
12.00 Noon: Meet at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park off the Taconic State Parkway. Grills are available - Barbeque?
2.00pm: Depart for scenic tour of the area. Route instructions to follow.
(3.00pm - estimated): Arrive Bear Mtn. State Park OR Cold Spring for possible late lunch if no barbeque.
While this may be a bit far for some, I know that both parks have enough space to accommodate us easily, and the roads for the tour are fairly interesting and not too heavily traveled. Comments, suggestions and questions welcome.
Directions to FDR Park:
Get on northbound Taconic State Parkway via Saw Mill River Parkway or Sprain Brook Parkway. For those in Northern NJ, take Tappan Zee Bridge to Saw Mill Parkway. Continue north to FDR Park exit. (approx.45 minutes from Manhattan Bridge/30 minutes from Tappan Zee).
Bear Mtn. Park is located on the Palisades Parkway, so those returning to NJ will have an easy return trip.