Our first stop on the way to Lake Placid was Storm King. It is about 65 miles away depending on where you are coming from in NYC.
The nonprofit Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. Changing exhibitions, programming, and seasons offer discoveries with every visit. It was founded and opened to the public in 1960, originally envisioned as a museum devoted to Hudson River School painting, by 1961 its founders had become committed to modern sculpture. Today, Storm King is an international destination for experiencing art in nature and welcomes more than 200,000 visitors annually. Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2020, Storm King continues to grow and evolve, and is among the world’s leading sculpture parks.Storm king
CAR: Drive your own or rent one if you can. It will take about 1.5hrs depending on where you are coming from.
TRAIN: New Jersey Transit/Metro-North provides service from Penn Station to the Salisbury Mills-Cornwall train station, three miles from Storm King, approximately 10 minutes if you take a Lyft/Uber.
*You can take the Metro-North to Beacon if you want but it’s about a 30minute Lyft/Uber ride away.
Storm King’s weekend shuttle service from Beacon station is not running.
Currently, they are doing timed reservations and they release tickets biweekly on wednesdays. There is no additional parking fee.
Car (1 person) $20.00
Car (2 people) $40.00
Car (3 people) $48.00
Car (4 people) $68.00
Car (5 people) $76.00
Car (6 people) $84.00
There is a list of those who get complimentary 2020 tickets that include frontline workers and active military members and their families.
Their bike rental is closed and personal bikes are not allowed.
WHAT YOU NEED
They are open rain or shine. Bring water, sunscreen and snacks. The Museum building is closed. Their Outdoor Cafe does takeaway and does advance online ordering which includes beer and wine. There are picnic areas, vending machines, bathrooms and plenty of space to social distance. It can be quite a trek so prepare those calves for inclines. I was already hurting and cried inside thinking about how this was a joke compared to my next day’s hike up Cascade.
There is GEESE SHIT everywhere depending on where you go. Do you like that old school Minecraft game? Well, you’re playing whether you like it or not lol. Have fun, bring water and enjoy! One thing I regret is not having a drink to sip during this stop.