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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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Storm King Mountain, Hudson Valley Hike

The Storm King: Darkening skies and raging seas. Perhaps you’re envisioning Zeus with a thunderbolt or Poseidon with a tsunami, or maybe some other deity who is having a bad day and fiercely brooding. This particular king takes shape in … Continue reading

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How to spend a day in Grand Canyon National Park

Possibly the most famous of the United States National Parks, the Grand Canyon is an American icon. How to spend a day here when you’ve dreamed about this place all your life? The image always runs through my head…a nuclear … Continue reading

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Croatian Sights: Roman Ruins of Salona

Yesterday in the Roman Empire the city was named Salona. Today in Croatia the city is named Solin. Salona was once the capital of the Dalmatian province of Rome and the birthplace of the emperor Diocletian. You can still find … Continue reading

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