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Social Distancing on Overcrowded Trails

Social Distancing on Overcrowded Trails

As people wander through nature to breathe in fresh air during a national crisis, some trails and preserves have closed temporarily because of overcrowding.

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Trail Etiquette in the Age of COVID-19

More people than ever are using the parks and trail systems across the nation, with overcrowding even forcing some parks to close. Aside from following social distancing practices and staying at least six feet away from other hikers, standard trail etiquette is more important than ever now so that we can all cooperatively steward our natural resources.

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7 Ways to Get Out of the House While Maintaining Social Distance

However you decide to spend your indeterminately long reprieve from society, there may be no better mental health booster than getting outdoors. If we can’t get back to reality we can at least get back to nature. Here are 7 social distancing-compliant outdoor activities you can do in the Hudson Valley to get you out of the house and stop you from going stir-crazy.

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(N)ice Catch: A Portrait of Ice Fishing in the Hudson Valley

A peak into the world of upstate ice-fishing and winter anglers.

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Preserving Hudson Valley State Parks, One New Acre at a Time

Find out which state parklands could soon be getting an upgrade, and how it can help preserve our beautiful environment.

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Portrait of a Modern Hudson Valley Hunter

Though attitudes about guns, animals, and the culture that grew up around the sport of hunting are changing, today’s New York hunters have a diverse array of motivations.

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Four Hudson Valley Parks Perfect for Sledding

Slide into your winter weekend with some of our favorite local hills for sledding.

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Tranformation-on-Hudson

With Scenic Hudson Land Trust’s acquisition of 508 acres on the Hudson River just north of Hutton Brickyards, Kingston may just get a new state park.

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All Downhill From Here: Hudson Valley Ski Resort Updates for the 2020 Season

This winter already has several large snowfalls under its belt. Want to make the most of the powder? Here’s an update on what’s new slopeside at the region’s ski resorts.

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Gear Up: A Gift Guide for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Six Hudson Valley outfitters—Mountain Tops Outfitters, Potter Brothers, TRT Bicycles, Rock and Snow, Esopus Creel Fly Fishing, and Old Souls—share their holiday season gift picks for the outdoor enthusiasts on your list.

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In the Crosshairs: Hudson Valley Hunters

As the popularity of hunting declines and the deer population soars, we look at a cross-section of local hunters who are sticking by the sport.

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Hudson Valley Waterfalls to Check Out on Your Next Hike

Pair peak leaf season with any of these six waterfall hikes for a beautiful fall afternoon. waterfalls to hike to, place to hike near me, waterfalls near me

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Healing on the Farm

Building a Safe Haven on TevaLand Sanctuary Farm
TevaLand Sanctuary Farm, nestled on 16 acres in Hillburn, NY off the historic Stag Hill, offers a one-hour Precious Moments With Nature Experience by reservation which includes time with their animals, as well as reiki healing and a gong bath in an open-air tent situated among the trees, as a stream flows gently beneath you.

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4 Hudson Valley Towns Just A Train Ride Away

Grab a window seat (perfect for maximum leaf peepage) and an off-peak ticket and take yourself a day (or weekend) trip to any of these Hudson Valley towns just a train ride away. While enroute, download the free Hudson River Train Tour App for more information about the sights and stories of the valley.

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Wild Earth's Fall Events for Mindful Nature-Lovers of All Ages

Founded in 2004, Wild Earth continues to provide programs that send children and adults “into the woods and off the trails” to engage with the environment, learn wilderness skills, connect with friends and mentors, and develop their creative side. We’ve rounded up a few of their exciting fall programs for kids and adults designed to keep attendees connected to themselves, their peers, and the earth with empowering outdoor experiences that foster gratitude, respect, and stewardship.

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A Guide to Hudson Valley Rail Trails

These four day-trip itineraries take you through town and country, showcasing the Hudson Valley’s natural and cultural splendors.

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  • Social Distancing on Overcrowded Trails

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  • Trail Etiquette in the Age of COVID-19

    More people than ever are using the parks and trail systems across the nation, with overcrowding even forcing some parks to close. Aside from following social distancing practices and staying at least six feet away from other hikers, standard trail etiquette is more important than ever now so that we can all cooperatively steward our natural resources.
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