In the attractive hamlet of Carmel, residents enjoy quiet country roads and a retreat from urban worries. The pristine Lake Gleneida and Lake Gilead are much loved for trout fishing, boating, and ice fishing.
From the Brewster Station, it is about 80 minutes to midtown Manhattan via Metro North.
The Place To Go
Smalley's Inn. This purportedly haunted restaurant has been investigated for paranormal activity.
Parks & Rec
The Putnam Trailway winds through forest and countryside - 12 miles of paved paths for biking and walking.