Just a stone’s throw from the heart of the bustling Village of New Paltz lies an oxbow, a river, meadows, labyrinthlike paths, contemplative benches and a breathtaking view of the Shawangunk Ridge.
Saugerties woman offers picturesque guided kayak jaunts.
Getting lost, close to civilization.
This summer, writer Erin Quinn will share some of her favorite off-the-beaten path adventures right in our own backyard: first up is kayaking
on Chodikee Lake.
Friday-Sunday, July 6-8: Scattered in years past over many locations, the 2018 Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival will be concentrated in one spot: the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. Nearly 100 balloon launches are scheduled, as well as aerial thrills of all kinds.
The beautiful mountain swimming hole near camping and hiking areas can be quite busy in the summer months. The permits, which are only required on weekends, are available free of charge online.
Outdoor beaches and swimming holes across picturesque Ulster County
Saturday, June 30: The group is limited to 20 people, and the outfitter will need to know in advance how many children will be needing kid-sized lifejackets, so don’t wait long to register!
The route linking the Hudson Valley Rail Trail to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail was unveiled earlier this month in New Paltz. The route will use newly constructed off-road walkways as well as existing roads. When complete next spring, bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to ride from the Walkway Over the Hudson to the village of New Paltz, and from there to Wallkill or Kingston.
During the two-hour tours, riders will pedal in groups on the train tracks from the Phoenicia railway museum to Mount Pleasant and back, Thursdays through Sundays.