Chestnut Ridge Metro Park's namesake rock formation is considered the first foothill of the Appalachians, an earthen crest that stands 1,050 feet above sea level. It's big enough that you feel pretty damn good when you get to the top.

Chestnut Ridge Metro Parkís namesake rock formation is considered the first foothill of the Appalachians, an earthen crest that stands 1,050 feet above sea level. Itís big enough that you feel pretty damn good when you get to the top.

After reaching the summit, you can head in completely new directions during a two-mile off-trail hike on Sunday afternoon. Naturalists will lead the somewhat rugged excursion, pointing out the parkís interesting features and lovely fall trees. Youíll hike from the Springhouse Program Area to an apple barn.

Pretty nice little Sunday, if you ask me.