Mohonk Preserve (http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/) and Minnewaska State Park (http://www.lakeminnewaska.org/), a 25-minute ride, are in the beautiful and challenging Shawangunk Mts. where hikers and climbers gather from all over the world.
Check out Winding Hills County Park, 2 miles away from the Borland House. Rent a row boat or paddle boat for lazy, old-fashioned fun.
Orange County Park and Arboretum is only a five minute drive from the Borland House.
The Walkway Over the Hudson (http://www.walkway.org/) is a 1-mile long pedestrian bridge spanning the vistas up and down the river. It is accessed in Highland, 25 minutes from the Borland House.
Take a hot air balloon ride! www.fantasyfliers.com
Pride of the Hudson is a tour boat that cruises the Hudson River, offering historical commentary. Located 15 minutes away, at the Newburgh waterfront, you can enjoy the restaurant scene there after your cruise. www.prideofthehudson.com