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Hike Mount Beacon

A sensational hike filled with natural beauty, history, ruins, and a fire tower! The 4.4 mile round trip Mount Beacon [640 Wolcott Ave Beacon, NY] should be at the top of your Hudson Valley hiking list this summer. Start your … Continue reading

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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Hike

I love a side of history with my nature. Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site [129 Schoharie St, Fort Hunter, NY 12069] has great hiking, but also works towards preserving the Erie Canal. There is a visitor’s center open from May … Continue reading

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Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Hudson Valley Hike

History…nature…ruins…THREE state parks in FOUR miles, do I have your attention yet? Let’s begin down in the Hudson Valley at Staatsburgh State Historic Site [75 Mills Mansion 6 Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580]. So you’ve entered through the fancy gate and … Continue reading

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Sheldon Church Ruins, Beaufort SC

Beside the scorched brick structure the grass was wet with dew on a brisk morning. We were completely alone under the towering oaks. The birds were eerily, soulfully, singing their well practiced tunes as we walked around the columns. Our … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Preserve, Saugerties Hike

Spring is in the air! There is nothing better for the body and soul than to take a hike. A perfectly scenic spot is Falling Waters Preserve [Intersection of Dominican Lane + York St, Glasco NY]. Check out the trail … Continue reading

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Tivoli Lake Nature Preserve, Albany Hikes

Albany has New York’s second largest urban nature preserve, an impressive fact, but it seems to be abandoned. Abandoned by the city, who ignores its potential. Abandoned by the people, who are concerned for their safety in the Arbor Hill … Continue reading

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Lawson Lake County Park, Albany Hike

When the days get shorter, my battle to avoid cabin fever begins. The fight starts in fall for me. I found myself just gazing at google maps, one of my favorite tools. I zoomed in and out of my location … Continue reading

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