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Members of Brooklyn’s ever-growing population of runners looking to log some off-road miles are lucky to have easy access to the paths and trails of Prospect Park. But for those times when you really want to feel at one with nature, even the idyllic grounds of the park will fall short. Just over an hour north of the city, though, lies the mighty Bear Mountain, with its 52,000 acres of forest and, if you count neighboring...
It's getting to that point in the season where taking a jacket is not just a suggestion, pumpkin spice has already peaked, and the lush greenery of summer is gently fading into the arboreal fireworks of autumn. The leaves officially peak around here during the last week of October and into the first part of November, but the hues are already beginning to shift.  In New York City, it might seem like it's difficult...
Fall may not have quite the same urgency as summer when it comes to leaving Brooklyn for the weekend, but then, nothing ever really stops the need that crops up every few months to just get out for a while. That happens year-round. And it doesn't hurt that even if it happens to be 80 degrees for no reason, October is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit just about any place that's...

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