Category Archives: Columbia County

Visit General Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh, NY

During the last years of the Revolutionary War, General George Washington was stationed out of Newburgh, NY for 16 ½ months – it was the longest he stayed at any headquarters during the war. On the grounds, the view from … Continue reading

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Riverview Café, Columbia County Eats

March seems colder than February this year and it has me daydreaming of warm weather. Excited for what is ahead and thinking about days gone by. Last summer I had the loveliest dining experience at the Riverview Café [48 Riverview … Continue reading

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Siegel-Kline Kill, Ghent Hike

An easy short loop around the lovely Siegel-Kline Kill Preserve [1452 County Rt 21 (Garage Place), Ghent] is a wonderful addition to any day down in Columbia County. Take a look at the trail map, you will find just over … Continue reading

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Harrier Hill Park, Hudson Hike

This is no case of false advertising Harrier Hill Park [6729 Rod and Gun Road Stockport, NY 12534] is the most aptly named preserve I have ever been to! Take a short universally accessible walk from the parking lot to … Continue reading

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Mud Pond Preserve, Nassau

If you’re looking for a quiet walk in Columbia County Mud Pond Preserve [591 Central Nassau Rd East Nassau, New York] is the perfect spot, you may just have the entire place to yourself. The parking lot and kiosk look … Continue reading

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Jack Shainman Gallery: The School

Once a space for children to learn their ABC’s on weekdays, now a place for art lovers to converge on Saturdays, 11am-5pm. Contemporary art has found a home in Columbia County at The School [25 Broad St, Kinderhook, NY 12106]. … Continue reading

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Alander Mountain, Taconic Hike

It was Halloween, which is also our anniversary. Seven years of shenanigans. “What do you wanna do to celebrate babe?” Same thing we always do, babe. So off to the mountains we went, this time, the Taconics. Alander Mountain [Rt. … Continue reading

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