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16 Photos That Prove Summer Looks Really, Really Good On New York

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2. This gorgeous view over the Catskills in Windham.

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The Catskill Mountains are just a two-hour car ride or a three-hour train ride from the city. There's tons to do there, like hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and even beer tasting!

5. The Manhattan Bridge in all its splendor.

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Is it possible for a bridge to be handsome? Because this bridge is so handsome.

6. The majestic Hudson Valley, ladies and gentlemen.

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Just a short train ride north of the city gets you to the Hudson Valley, where dozens of hikes, from easy to difficult, offer up breathtaking views like this.

8. This spectacular view along the Van Hoevenberg trail.

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About five hours north of the city in upstate New York is Mount Van Hoevenberg in the Adirondacks. As you can see from the photo, it's worth the trip.

9. The serenity of Mamaroneck.

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Mamaroneck is a sleepy little suburb that's the perfect escape from the heat of the city, and it's only a 45-minute train ride from Grand Central train station.

10. Central Park, part deux.

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Really, it speaks for itself.

12. The magical fantasyland you didn't know existed, aka Watkins Glen.

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If you've ever wanted to visit the Shire, look no further than Watkins Glen, just over four hours outside the city.

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