Category Archives: Hudson Valley

Rosendale Trestle, Hudson Valley NY

In 1870 it was the highest span bridge in America, rising 150’. In one life the Rosendale Trestle [GoogleMaps location: Binnewater Kiln parking lot] hosted trains, but after years of sitting defunct was rejuvenated in 2013 as a pedestrian bridge. … Continue reading

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Widow Jane Cave, Rosendale NY

Do you know what the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Grand Central Terminal have in common? The cement used to help create them and other national icons was mined in Upstate New York – and you can go spelunking … Continue reading

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Hike Black Rock Forest, Hudson Valley

The Hudson Highlands houses many outstanding hikes, some extremely popular for good reason – and a few that maybe should be more well known. Thankfully, Black Rock Forest [65 Reservoir Rd, Cornwall, NY 12518] remains slightly under the radar for … Continue reading

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Hike Franny Reese State Park, Hudson Valley

Wanna hang out under the bridge? Take a hike at Franny Reese State Park [281 Haviland Rd, Highland, NY 12528] and you’ll start out there. But don’t stop there! After walking beneath the Mid-Hudson Bridge, head right to find the … Continue reading

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Hike to Cat Rocks from Appalachian Trail Metro North, NY

It is infinitely cool that you can come from NYC and hop right on to the Appalachian Trail, because it actually has its very own stop on the Metro North line. You can hike from the station to a really … Continue reading

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Hike Dover Stone Church, Hudson Valley

Right off the bat let’s be clear, this is not a place of worship – well, in the traditional sense. Nature is my spirituality, and to me Dover Stone Church is heavenly. Walk down the tree lined promenade, flanked on … Continue reading

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Eat Daddy’s Donuts in Middletown, NY

If you triangulate a lot of hiking areas – like New Paltz, Hudson Highlands, and northern NJ – my route always steers me towards Daddy’s Donuts [4 Fairlawn Ave, Middletown, NY 10940], even if it adds a bit of driving … Continue reading

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