24 Dec 4 WINTER DAY TRIPS NEAR LONG ISLAND
DON’T LET THE WINTER BLUES GET YOU DOWN
It’s winter time in New York, which means lots of snow, shoveling the driveway, being cold, and staying indoors. The winter blues can creep in with so much indoor time and sit around, making the season seem never-ending.
If you live in Long Island, there are plenty of great day trips to help break up the monotony, however. And with Executive Ground Transportation on hand to get you where you’re going, the trip will be effortless and enjoyable.
If you’re having trouble choosing your day trip destinations this winter, consider four of our personal favorites below:
19 Resort Drive, Windham, NY
If the great outdoors are calling you, head upstate to beautiful Windham, where skiing, snowboarding and lodging make the perfect getaway.
Just over two hours from New York City, Windham feels like a quaint small town, with the respite of the Catskills and the coziness of a lodge community. In addition to the 285 skiable acres, you can enjoy an alpine spa, adventure park, multiple restaurants and a bike park.
LAKOTA WOLF PRESERVE
89 Mount Pleasant Road, Columbia, NJ
Just over two hours from Long Island, the Lakota Wolf Preserve offers visitors a chance to get an educational view of some of the most fascinating animals in our country.
From various species of wolves, foxes, bobcats and more, the Preserve gives you the chance to watch these animals in their natural habitat. You can book educational tours or take a private guided photography tour to get some of your own shots of the habitat and the animals.
Especially beautiful during winter, the Preserve is run by two wolf enthusiasts who wanted a safe place for these animals, whose habitats are often at risk.
At around 2 and ½ hours from Long Island, Wethersfield is the perfect winter town for a relaxing day trip. Enjoy the snow and quaint buildings, many of which have history leading all the way back to the original 13 colonies.
Take a walk through the downtown area, or head to the Congregational church where George Washington once worshiped.
You can visit the art and history museums, head to some of the stores in the shopkeeper’s village, or sit down at one of the many local Italian eateries and enjoy a hearty meal.
GREAT BARRINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Just over 3 hours from Long Island, Great Barrington is in the beautiful Berkshires, offering visitors plenty of gorgeous views during the winter months, not to mention plenty to do.
Main Street is the hub of Great Barrington, with shops, historic locations, and eateries, most notably Alice’s Restaurant, which was the inspiration for the great Arlo Guthrie folk song of the same name.
You can also visit the W.E.B. Du Bois home and surrounding trails, or take a guided tour.
GETTING TO YOUR DESTINATION
Taking a winter day trip should be about relaxation and enjoyment, not fighting traffic and looking for places to park.
An easy way to make your winter day trip the best it can be is to book chauffeured car service for the ride. You’ll have a chauffeur on hand to handle each aspect of the driving and parking, and you’ll have the use of a beautiful vehicle for the day.
Executive Ground Transportation is one of the premiere providers of luxury car service in the New York City area. We have a gorgeous fleet of late-model vehicles and a team of outstanding chauffeurs who will work to provide you and your loved ones with the best possible experience.
Contact us to make your winter trip reservation today!