Atop the historic hamlet of Cragsmoor, home of the oldest artist colony founded in America, sits Sam’s Point: a 5,000-acre preserve that boasts not only ice caves and wild berries and a rare dwarf pine ecosystem, but also the highest point of the entire Shawangunk Ridge.
Last Saturday morning, the Open Space Institute hosted an official opening ceremony for the six-mile trail, which connects the Carmine Liberta Bridge to Butterville Road.
If the Shawangunk Ridge and its vast ecosystem are known as one of the “Last Great Places,” then the Minnewaska Distance Swimmers’ Association beach is one of the “last great destinations” for water-lovers.
While there are significant differences between the U.S. and the tiny land of Wales, which has 3 million people and 12 million sheep, there are lots of similarities politically, as with Great Britain as a whole.
The 251-acre park features mansion ruins and Hudson River views.
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.