Every once in a while a national holiday lands in such a way that it is almost impossible not to burn a vacation day and turn it into a really long weekend. Such was the case last Fourth of July, and we are sure that many of you did the same thing. That is, took the Friday after off and enjoyed a four-day weekend. What better way to spend a long weekend than wheeling? So we saddled up and headed east to Whitehall, New York, and the Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park for some rocks, some mud, and hijinks.
Located in the hills of New York near the Hudson River, Mettowee was originally founded as a mud-whomping park, but over the last few years has also become known for some of its awesome trails and obstacles. We were there at the end of two weeks of daily thunderstorms, so the trails were slick and some minor climbs ended up being way more difficult than they otherwise would have been. The park has primitive camping spots for tenters, as well as spots big enough to accept RVs. There are camping spots throughout the park near the mud bogs, and all the way down the back right along the river if you are so inclined. There are also a few play areas that feature climbs, loose dirt hills, log obstacles, massive earth-moving tires, an articulation ramp, and more. All in all, there is plenty to do if you find yourself with a long weekend and happen to be in upstate New York. For more information on Mettowee, check out the park’s Facebook page.