Category Archives: Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Hike: Bald Mountain and Doodletown, NY

The Indiana Jones in me gets a kick out of exploring abandoned civilizations, so for years I was allured by the idea of Doodletown – a Hudson Valley mountain town reclaimed by nature. I decided to combine this hike with … Continue reading

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Hiking Bear Mountain State Park, Hudson Valley NY

One of the most well known recreational areas in the Hudson Valley, Bear Mountain State Park [Palisades Parkway or Route 9W North Bear Mountain, NY 10911] is a place for the whole family and the hiking enthusiast alike. While there are … Continue reading

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Dine at Dottie Audrey’s, Tuxedo Park NY

Sometimes you find something so special and just right, it turns itself into a tradition. Surrounded by state parks and not far off the thruway you’ll find Dottie Audrey’s Bakery and Kitchen [549 Ny-17 Tuxedo Park, NY 10987]. It is … Continue reading

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Schunnemunk Mountain, Hudson Valley

Pink puddingstone and mountaintop megaliths make for one perfectly memorable hike. Schunnemunk Mountain State Park [Intersection of Taylor Rd and Creekside Ln, Mountainville NY] is a diverse six and half mile loop hike gaining over 1,700 ft in elevation. Head … Continue reading

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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome [9 Norton Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571] is a living museum for aviation enthusiasts home to numerous aircrafts from 1900-1939. The exhibit here is truly magnificent, enter the hangars and marvel at the planes, read about … Continue reading

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Little Stony Point, Hudson Valley Hike

The Hudson Valley has a lot of crazy scrambly and steep mountain hikes. Sometimes you just want a relaxing stroll. Little Stony Point [intersection Route 9D and Fair St, Cold Spring, NY] is a one mile loop that does not … Continue reading

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Bull Hill, Hudson Valley Hike

The Hudson Valley is filled with outstanding hikes. A lot of them are so awesome they attract crowds. This past spring I was happy to take a quiet hike on Bull Hill [Parking lot at intersection of 9D and Fair … Continue reading

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