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A Guide to Hudson Valley Rail Trails

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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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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Take a Swing at These Great Hudson Valley Mini-Golf Locations

Whether it’s date night or an excuse to get the kids out of the house, mini-golf is always an easy way to spark some friendly competition while enjoying the summer weather. These mini-golf locations present a wide range of aesthetics from classic moat and plastic castle-adorned, family friendly to boozy, bougie, or crunchy with a playful twist.

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6 Superior Sunset and Stargazing Spots in the Hudson Valley

While the Hudson Valley offers endless locations to hike your heart out during the day, sometimes you don’t have the time or energy to plan such a trip. Sometimes it’s nicer to wait for the heat to dissipate, and take a short stroll for a sunset and the stars.Here is our pick of the Hudson Valley’s best spots to stop by and watch the daylight die (in no particular order).

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7 Historic Sites and Abandoned Ruins to Explore in the Hudson Valley

Abandoned homes, rusted-out industrial facilities, crumbling caverns, and neglected towns wither all around us, but there is something about their rotting wood, moss-covered stones, and drooping façades that strike our imaginations aflame.This list of historic sites and abandoned ruins represents a small sample of the aging gems you can explore in the Hudson Valley—and they portray a rich and tumultuous history.

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Only a Day Away

Fostering Hope and Healing at Tomorrow, Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary in Hudson
Michael Bucci, founder of Tomorrow, Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary in Hudson has accomplished his goal of transforming the farm he bought decades ago into a sanctuary for rescued animals, with a current occupancy of 20 horses, more than 40 goats, 15 cats, and a few dogs and chickens that also works with children and adults with disabilities. Now, he's looking for the next generation of compassionate animal-lovers to carry on his work.

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Peaks Like Woolly Mammoths

A Memoir of Hiking in the Catskills
In this essay, Lisa Mullenneaux reflects on the enchanting beauty and danger of the Catskills.

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The Perfect Hudson Valley Campsites for All Kinds of Campers

From waterfront camping to hike-in sites, choose your own adventure with our categorical tour of area campgrounds.

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Kid-Friendly Places to Pet Animals in the Hudson Valley

Time to meet-and-greet with the Hudson Valley's cutest residents.
Looking for a fun-for-all senses weekend activity when you've got the kids upstate? We're rounded up a curated list of a few of our favorite Hudson Valley spots (including petting zoos, kid-friendly farms and animal sanctuaries) that let you get up-close and personal with the regions cutest residents.

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Caving 101: A Beginner's Guide to Spelunking

A beginner’s guide to spelunking.

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Hudson Valley Outdoor Adventure Guide

Fifteen can’t-miss outdoor activities for a perfectly adventurous Upstate summer.

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Kingston Greenline Gaining Ground, Opening New Vistas

As progress continues on the Kingston Greenline project, residents and visitors are gaining a newly interconnected city.

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Sledding Hills in the Hudson Valley

What better way to get outside and release some endorphins after a big snowfall than sledding? We've rounded up 14 of the best public hills in the Hudson Valley for sledding and tubing.

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Beacon-Based Shred Foundation Teaches Confidence Through Snowboarding

In 2014, Danny Hairston founded Beacon-based SHRED Foundation, an organization that harnesses the creativity and stick-to-itiveness of snowboarding to build job and life skills and offer alternative career paths for young people in the Hudson Valley.

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Route 66:  Outside In @ Rockland Center for the Arts

Route 66: Outside In

Sept. 7-29 — Route 66: Outside In presents photography of time erased and nature’s erosion...
Chronicles of a Life:  The Art of Sergio Castillo @ Rockland Center for the Arts

Chronicles of a Life: The Art of Sergio Castillo

Sept. 7-29 — The works of Sergio Castillo, from Rockland’s Living Museum, chronicling his life...

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