Category Archives: America

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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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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Pitstop at Ardsley Travel Plaza Popeye’s Pinball Machine, NY

Heading north on the Thruway (I-87) in New York I took an unsuspecting pitstop at the Ardsley Travel Plaza. Inside I saw the little arcade corner on the second floor had a shiny pinball machine. A Popeye pinball machine – … Continue reading

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Hike Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, NY

Upon entering the park, pick up a map at the tollhouse. It is very useful as there are many trails in the preserve. Take the fork to the left and park at the end of the line. From there pick … Continue reading

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