Awesome New York City Day Trip: Orchard Beach and City Island - Bronx
My recent quest to visit spots in New York City that I have never ventured to before took me all the way up to the Bronx last week. I found an activity on Sōsh, a great new app that highlights activities all over New York City, that referenced Orchard Beach lagoon and Pelham Bay Park which piqued my interest.
The last time I went to the Bronx, it was well over 10 years ago and while I have always been aware that the Bronx has beaches, I never really took the time to explore them before. The activity on Sōsh that caught my eye described the New York Water Trail, a lush 160 mile trail of waterways throughout the five boroughs of New York City. If you are curious, here is a link you can use to explore Sōsh: Explore New York City (search for Orchard Beach if you are curious about this particular excursion).
While I was wandering around Orchard Beach, I took the time to cross the tiny bridge over to City Island which is an island off of the coast of the Bronx that was first settled in 1625. It was like being transported to a New England fishing village! In the third photo in this set, you can see how close City Island is to Orchard Beach.
Looking forward to exploring more of the parts of New York City I rarely explore!
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