Even though the two phrases “The hiker's bodies were found…” and “The hikers found the bodies…” always ringing in my head as we start out, hiking is one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating activities.
Whether you need a rest from the city, or work, or any stress at all, I suggest finding a state park and getting into the wilderness with a friend.
Just be sure to grab a map and keep yourself on course, because relaxing can turn into annoying, which can turn into panic if you get lost. Just trust me on that one. Jim and I use this website for choosing places to go in NY. Hooray for hiking!