[Note: although my journal indicates the name of the state park was Whirlpool, the park by that name is on the opposite side of the state. I've put the pin for this day in Bear Mountain State Park instead.]
The forecast rainstorm for today didn't show; in fact the weather was lovely all day. I had no trouble biking out of New Jersey. My campground for the night in Whirpool State Park was several miles into the Catskills, so I walked my bike quite a lot. It's a beautiful park, rustic but not too rustic, and only an hour's drive from Manhattan.