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The Science of Leaf Color Change & Where to Go to Enjoy the Hudson Valley Fall Foliage

The Science of Leaf Color Change & Where to Go to Enjoy the Hudson Valley Fall Foliage

The next time you munch an apple-cider doughnut or sip a steaming mug of cider as you look at the fall colors, you may find yourself wondering why leaves change color. Here is a look at some of the biological mechanics behind fall foliage, plus 5 places to go to see the Hudson Valley's autumn colors in all their splendor.

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Kayaking & Canoeing the Hudson Valley

Tips, Trips, & Safety: A Guide to Paddling Hudson Valley Waterways
New to paddling? Or new to the area? Get an overview of everything you need to know to paddle the Hudson River and the surrounding estuaries, including safety tips, tide info, and several itineraries so you can kayak or canoe safely.

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Evening Float

A Photo Essay by Yva Momatiuk
National Geographic photographers Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott document a day in nature in the Hudson Valley, aboard their canoe, Edy.

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Top 10 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

Summer in the Hudson Valley is ephemeral. Here are the top 10 things to do near you, before it’s all over.

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Fish and Game in Hudson Hosts Open-Fire Cookout

Zak Pelaccio and Friends are Back 8/11 for a Gourmet Picnic
Join Fish and Game farm in Hudson for the fourth annual Play With Fire Cookout.

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Nature's Bounty in Ulster County (Sponsored)

The soil in Ulster County contains an abundance of natural treasures—from the sprawl of orchards to the rolling fields where livestock roam and feed.

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Best Places to Take a Picnic in the Hudson Valley

While the weather is warm, take advantage of the glorious Hudson Valley scenic outlooks and pack a picnic. Whether you go with your lover, your friends, or all alone with a book, a fresh air meal is a great way to get outside.

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Hike & Swim in the Hudson Valley

Your Guide to the Best Local Spots for Hiking & Swimming
When the weather is nice the Hudson Valley is a great place to be—with endless natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. Get out there and hike one of these trails ending is a deliciously refreshing swimming spot. Some end in pools, some rivers, and others in lakes—either way they are sure to cool you off.

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Hudson River School Art Trail Hikes 2018

The next Hudson River School Art Trail Hike is on July 27.

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Kayak Down the Hudson River This Summer

Hudson River Paddle and Hudson River Valley Greenway are hosting the Great Hudson River paddle this August, a guided excursion along the Hudson from Albany to Poughkeepsie.

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NYS's I Love My Park Day Returns May 5

NYS's I Love My Park Day is coming up on May 5. Learn more and register to volunteer at one of your favorite local parks, preserves, or historic sites.

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6 Earth Day Events in the Hudson Valley

Renew your appreciation for nature at these special events
From a music festival to nature cleanups, there are a variety of Earth Day events that you can sign up for to celebrate the Earth and show you appreciation for our region’s natural treasures. So step outside, embrace the natural world, and celebrate Earth Day 2018 in the Hudson Valley.

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Got Land? Tentrr Wants You As a Campkeeper

New York City-based Tentrr is like the Airbnb of camping.

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6 Winter Gear Picks from Hudson Valley Sports Outfitters

Six Hudson Valley sports outfitters share their top picks for winter sports gear and their favorite destinations for getting outside in the cold weather.

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Breakneck Ridge To Remain Open for Hiking Until at Least April

Due to delays in starting construction on the Breakneck Ridge Connector Trail, the popular hiking spot will remain open at least through mid-spring.

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New Year’s is Coming Early at Skyway Camping Resort

Since winter camping is just a little too cold for comfort, Skyway Camping Resort in the Catskills is celebrating New Year’s early with live music, dancing, hay wagon rides, crafts and more. Book your stay at Skyway around the event: August 12, 2017.

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Newburgh Open Movement @ Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz

Newburgh Open Movement

Sat., March 3, 1-4 p.m., Sat., April 28, 1-4 p.m., Sat., June 9, 1-4 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 1-4 p.m., Sat., Oct. 20, 1-4 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 30, 1-4 p.m. — Workshop 1-2 p.m. with Ophra Wolf. Open Jam 2-4 p.m. with live...
Saturday Social Circle @ New Baby New World

Saturday Social Circle

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through May 25 — This group for mamas looking to meet other mamas, babies and toddlers...

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