Updated: October 02, 2012

I recently had a postcard day: the rare kind when the weather is perfect and you find yourself in a scene just begging to be photographed. (Check out the pics!) Dave and I were hiking on the Overlook Trail in

Woodstock, New York, and the fall foliage was at its prime-bright orange and yellow trees lined the trail. At about 3 miles, we reached

the remains of a house that burned down nearly a century ago. (And now trees are growing where there was once a living room!) A half-mile later we reached the summit, where the view was unbelievable-we were

looking down on the entire Catskill Mountain range. I didn't get too close to the edge but it was still scary and completely breathtaking.

It had been a while since I'd done something active outdoors instead of in the gym, and that taste of fresh air has me hooked. In New York City you get a small dose of fall before the bitter cold of winter arrives, and I'm going to take advantage it. You should, too! Come on, do something-anything-active outdoors this weekend. Apple picking,

strolling your neighborhood, and getting in a fall bike ride with your

kids all count!

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