Originally Posted by naja
Would welcome any suggestions on a place to take the family (8 year old son) for a long weekend to enjoy some outdoor activities (guided fishing trip, short canoe trip, half day hike, etc.) that is within driving distance of NYC (<5 hours).
Not sure who does guided fishing trips
lots of tubing opportunities on the Delaware River, around DE Water Gap (a straight shot on I-80 to PA), also plenty of hiking in the Poconos, like over in Dingman's ferry, there is a trail on the NJ side also (before you get to the DE river).
Bear Mountain State Park has some hiking trails (Cross the GW Bridge, and take the Palisades Parkway all the way up)
Plenty of mountain biking trails in Northern NJ.
Mountain Creek has their downhill MTB park (and a couple XC trails at the top).... you can rent bikes there
there are portions of the Appalachian Trail you can do in the area.
If you really head north on the Truway and a little bit on the Northway, there's stuff you can do in the Lake George area