Westchester Weekend – October!

The weather is getting chilly but don’t start hibernating yet! If you’re like me, when the weekend comes you can’t sit still. The weeks are long and commuting is longer but you still want to live your life during your free time. Sleeping in is not in your vocabulary and while some people might think that’s crazy (my boyfriend) I’m here to tell you I get you! Why work so hard all week if you’re not going to do anything on the weekends?

For those of you who are movers and shakers, I’ve put together a little list of what’s happening in and around our favorite county. Whether you’re looking for fresh air, inspiration for a date night, or a new place to feed the soul, I’ve got you covered!

1. Get fit and see the leaves change

If you’ve been following my Snapchat lately (ms_westchester) you know that I have recently gotten into hiking. Having been an outdoorsy person for three weeks now, I’m not exactly a professional but I can tell you the hikes we have around here are worth waking up for early on a Saturday morning. Anthony’s nose in Cortland is the perfect trail to get you into the hiking mood. It’s a short trail – only four miles to the top and back down – but it also serves as a great workout with some breathtaking views of the Hudson River at the top!

2. Walk for a cause

This weekend, Making Strides Breast Cancer Awareness walk will take place again in Purchase on Sunday October 18th. The walk is a 5 mile loop starting at Manhattanville College, circling around to SUNY Purchase and back. Registration for the event starts at 8:30 am but get there early! Overall it’s a great event supporting a very important cause. For more information check out the links below

3. Celebrate Oyster Season

We are officially in the throes of oyster season and I don’t know about you but I’m excited! Luckily there are more than a few spots in Westchester to get your oyster fix.
  • The North East Oyster Company in Mamaroneck is one of the newer kids on the block and totally necessary for an oyster fix. The Menu is literally 90% oysters, a cheese plate and wine. What more could you ask for? The set up is super cute as well, just one long bar which makes this a perfect date spot!
  • Saltaire Oyster Bar opened just over a month ago in the old Willett House space and has been off to a great start. With an extensive menu of fresh fish dishes, seasonal specials and of course oysters, this is one spot that can’t be missed!
  • Morgans Fish House in Rye is one of my favorites, the entrees are so delicious and for those of us trying to eat healthy (to balance out the wine, obviously) grilled fish and a fresh veggie side is always an option. Before you get to your  main course though, start with a big platter of oysters

4. Sunday is sports day

It’s officially football season. I only know it because of two reasons – the first is that my boyfriend has started talking stats every so often before realizing I have NO idea that he’s talking sports. Every time he talks about a first or second down I think about buying a new comforter (I’m 110% serious). The second is the smell of wings wafting out of the bars on Sunday afternoons. Guess which one I care about? I love the fall because of the shift from boozy brunches with hollandaise topped eggs and spicy bloody mary’s to afternoon’s that actually include the guys, drinking seasonal beers and eating wings and anything else that’s fried! Some of my favorites include Lazy Boy Saloon, Larchmont Tavern and of course no list is complete without a mention of Candlelite Inn on Central avenue!

5. Pumpkin/Apple picking

Halloween is upon us which means it’s the perfect time to go Apple and Pumpkin picking. Grab a few friends and your favorite flannel shirt and check out some of the awesome orchards that are so close by! One of my favorites, Barton Orchards, it’s a great spot to go with a group of friends. The orchards are pretty expansive so you’re sure to come home with some good produce! Once you’ve got your goods, don’t forget to bake some goodies and toast those pumpkin seeds!
What will you be doing this weekend?

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