Category Archives: New Paltz

Minnewaska State Park: Gertrude’s Nose

With its sky lakes, waterfalls, it’s hard to pick where you want to visit within the miles of trails at Minnewaska State Park [5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446]. On my most recent visit, I decided to tackle Gertrude’s Nose … Continue reading

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Sam’s Point Preserve, Cragsmoor NY

Years ago I visited Sam’s Point Preserve [400 Sams Point Rd, Cragsmoor, NY 12420] for the first time, I remember falling head over heels for its beauty. I love the Gunks, but there was just something special about this park. … Continue reading

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Gnome Mountain, High Falls NY

Mystical and exotic, I find allure in the garden gnome. What kind of a person decides to host one on their lawn? Where do the ornaments go when missing? Do they have souls? Over a dozen of these creatures reside … Continue reading

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Redwood Driftwood, New Paltz NY

California dreaming? You don’t need to go all the way to the West Coast to glimpse a of the world’s tallest trees. Surprisingly, on a country road outside of New Paltz there is a collection of Redwood Driftwood [Clove Valley … Continue reading

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Vernooy Kill Falls, Kerhonkson

On a day where both my Mom from Westchester and I from Albany were free, we decided to meet in the middle – New Paltz! We enjoyed a lunch at my favorite tea room, some shopping in town, a visit … Continue reading

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Mohonk Preserve Bonticou Crag and Table Rock, New Paltz Hike

This past weekend I made a trip down to New Paltz to hike in the Gunks with the fall foliage, it was beyond beautiful. We were ready for another rock scramble, our last one was at the nearby Mohonk Mountain … Continue reading

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Dohnut, Dessert in New Paltz

If a donut has always been your favorite dessert, you are living in a dream world these days. Donut shops are popping up everywhere and I’m all for it, bring on the sugary circles! I love a good donut, and … Continue reading

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