February 8th, 201962 views
If this winter weather has you feeling a little stir-crazy, maybe it’s time for you to take a little winter vacation. Take a break from the city life and take a weekend trip out to the country. Take off of work on a Friday or Monday (or both) to enjoy an extended weekend at one of these great destinations that are just a car ride away from The Octagon.
Killington, VT – If you’re all about winter sports, then you should definitely make Killington, VT your destination of choice this winter season. Considered to be the reigning master of East Coast winter sports, the Killington Resort is made up of seven mountain areas that cover 92 miles of terrain with 212 trails for skiing and snowboarding. Although the Killington Grand Resort is the only full-service hotel at the mountain, there are plenty of rental properties available for your weekend stay.
Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania – Although many New York City residents may choose the Catskills or Adirondacks for their weekend getaways come winter, the Pocono Mountains, just two hours outside of the city, is home to a variety of nature activities, winter sports, and homey lodges and spas that make it a perfect destination for your weekend travels. Explore a snowy forest during a winter hike or on the back of a dog-drawn sled in the town of Skytop and lodge for the weekend right in town at the beautiful Skytop Lodge. Ski or Snowboard on the slopes of Camelback Mountain or Jack Frost Big Boulder. You can stay at a variety of hotels in the nearby ski-resort area of Tannersville, or you can check out AirBnb for affordable rental options.
Windham, NY – If you don’t have the time off you wish you had and would like to spend less time in the car traveling, Windham, NY is a great option for a weekend getaway. Located a little over 3 hours away from Patchogue, Windham, NY features it’s own ski and snowboarding resort at Windham Mountain Resort. Check out their site below for more information. You can also always check out AirBnB for local rentals in the Catskills.
Killington Ski Resort
4763 Killington Rd. Killington, VT 05751
1 Skytop Lodge Rd. Skytop, PA 18357
Windham Mountain Resort
19 Resort Dr, Windham, NY 12496
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