Summer is officially here and if you see that sun shining take all opportunities to get outside! That's just what we did with a morning hike through the Black Creek Preserve in Esopus, NY. This leisurely 2 mile loop (if you follow all 3 trails) starts off along the tranquil Black Creek where you can take a detour to fish or keep on trekking through the beautiful suspension bridge that leads you to a prime spot overlooking the Hudson River. Unfortunately swimming is not allowed, but pack a snack or picnic instead and take in the delightful views for a lovely afternoon. Since leaving the city, we've learned that connecting with nature can be so invigorating and this hike is the first of many to come as we explore the abundant trails of the Hudson Valley.