More Signs of Spring!
Hudson Valley destinations, hikes and places of interest
More Signs of Spring!
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is one of the most precious gems of our Hudson Valley neighborhood. A member of the national Audubon Society, the center is vigilantly protecting and nurturing our fragile wildlife and their habitat, and providing a sheltered domain for peaceful contemplation.
The 2015 Benefit…. Continue reading Preserve This Sanctuary
we had a great time visiting, sipping and writing this story for New York Cork Report Continue reading Palaia Vineyards a Family Affair
a lovely weekend here in the Hudson Valley. Here are some good resources to plan a day or weekend
Continue reading Sunny Weekend
This beautiful wildlife sanctuary and education center will be so beautiful in the spring. We hiked the property and made some wonderful discoveries.
Continue reading Exploring Constitution Marsh Garrison, NY
In Ulster County near Woodstock is the great Ashonka Reservoir which has a great walking or biking path. There are a lot of great biking routes in this region, you can find maps and information here. We like to bike along water and so we picked this route. After a vigorous ride we drove over to a favorite lunch spot, Sunfrost Farms. And then into Woodstock for a casual stroll. More Continue reading We’ve also Been West of the River
while on a walk to Arden Point we were excited to find the path that branches off to Glenclyffe was now clear of snow. It must be even more surprising to discover this gem once it is hidden by the lush green trees we will soon enjoy.
Two stone paths, one on each side, lead up to structure. As we approached images of monks stepping carefully forward, hands in prayer or frolicking partiers balancing glasses of champagne, played in my mind. As we stepped inside, the spanning view of the river captivated our attention.
Continue reading The Gazebo on the River in Glenclyffe
with the awesome beauty of nature so carefully nurtured and preserved. Here are some images we captured during a visit here with friends for the Stonecrop Members Spring Open House today.
We will be visiting here often, I can tell.
Located in hills of Cold Spring, Stonecrop is a beautiful public garden and horticulture center where you will find an extraordinarily diverse collection of flowers and plants in greenhouses; woodland, grass, gravel and water gardens; exquisite raised alpine stone beds; as well as an enclosed English-style flower garden and a magnificent conservatory surrounded by water. And so much more.
Once the home of Anne and Francis Cabot. Mr. Cabot was a financier and self-taught horticulturalist who created two of the most celebrated gardens in North America. Stonecrop Gardens
Continue reading Beautiful Even On A Cold Snowy Day
Not a great day for hiking, started by trying to explore Manitoga but the entrance is still snowed in, scooted up 9D to Castle Rock. We tried but the clouds had filled the sky and the icy trail was not welcoming.
Will be wonderful in the spring. Continue reading Will Be Beautiful in the Spring