Have an hour to spare? Let's take a walk. First, take in the flowering meadows, visit a wildlife preserve, then saunter down the sweeping waterfront lawns. There, catch views of lighthouses and ferry boats. Next, walk the formal gardens, the cutting gardens, and see the new working greenhouse.
Harkness Memorial State Park has always been a favorite of mine, but through the efforts of volunteers and park staff, and cooperation from the state, it has gotten better and better.