As today we explored the vast Van Cortland Park in the Bronx, I was reminded of our last Pelham Bay outing and quite a few signs of life.

Pelham Bay is just about as far as we can reach on public transit without hopping on a train proper and leaving the Five Boroughs behind. Getting there requires a long ride to the very end of the 6 subway line and a slingshot on the Bx29 bus towards City Island.

But once dropped off the bus in the middle of nowhere, the rewards are plenty. Nice woods, lots of shoreline, small wildlife and plenty of foraging tease, and as always when venturing thus far from the megacity, enough oddness to keep one guessing.