Storm King Art Center is an outdoor sculpture park located about an hour north of NYC, in New Windsor, NY. It's been at the top of my bucket list of places to see near Boston so I'm ecstatic that I finally was able to make it happen! If you're traveling from Boston, Storm King is about three and a half hours away. Luckily, my grandparents live in Western Massachusetts so it made for the perfect day trip with their house as our home base.
We woke up early on Saturday morning, packed up our picnic from Gram (the best kind of picnic), and set off; pulling into Storm King around 10:30am.
We parked in "South Parking" and started off meandering through the South Fields. This area is the largest so I'd recommend starting here. After about an hour and a half of walking around, we we're getting pretty hangry so we stopped to enjoy our picnic by Roy Lichtenstein's piece, Mermaid, which is located in a small pond.
After lunch we finished up the loop in the South Fields, then continued on to check out Museum Hill, North Woods, and finally, the Meadows.
We had such a great time exploring and I can't wait to go back in the years to come. We may have chosen the hottest day of the summer so we were melting and ready to collapse by the end of the day. All in all it took us about four hours to walk the entire park and see everything (we ended up walking about seven miles). If you're thinking of visiting (which you should), I would recommend wearing sneakers, packing a picnic and bringing lots of water.
Also, the next time I visit I would definitely go in the fall. It would be lovely to walk around in some cooler weather and I'm sure the fall foliage makes for a stunning backdrop for all of the sculptures.