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6 Superior Sunset and Stargazing Spots in the Hudson Valley

6 Superior Sunset and Stargazing Spots in the Hudson Valley

While the Hudson Valley offers endless locations to hike your heart out during the day, sometimes you don’t have the time or energy to plan such a trip. Sometimes it’s nicer to wait for the heat to dissipate, and take a short stroll for a sunset and the stars.Here is our pick of the Hudson Valley’s best spots to stop by and watch the daylight die (in no particular order).

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7 Historic Sites and Abandoned Ruins to Explore in the Hudson Valley

Abandoned homes, rusted-out industrial facilities, crumbling caverns, and neglected towns wither all around us, but there is something about their rotting wood, moss-covered stones, and drooping façades that strike our imaginations aflame.This list of historic sites and abandoned ruins represents a small sample of the aging gems you can explore in the Hudson Valley—and they portray a rich and tumultuous history.

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Fostering Hope and Healing at Tomorrow, Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary in Hudson
Michael Bucci, founder of Tomorrow, Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary in Hudson has accomplished his goal of transforming the farm he bought decades ago into a sanctuary for rescued animals, with a current occupancy of 20 horses, more than 40 goats, 15 cats, and a few dogs and chickens that also works with children and adults with disabilities. Now, he's looking for the next generation of compassionate animal-lovers to carry on his work.

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Peaks Like Woolly Mammoths

A Memoir of Hiking in the Catskills
In this essay, Lisa Mullenneaux reflects on the enchanting beauty and danger of the Catskills.

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The Perfect Hudson Valley Campsites for All Kinds of Campers

From waterfront camping to hike-in sites, choose your own adventure with our categorical tour of area campgrounds.

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Kid-Friendly Places to Pet Animals in the Hudson Valley

Time to meet-and-greet with the Hudson Valley's cutest residents.
Looking for a fun-for-all senses weekend activity when you've got the kids upstate? We're rounded up a curated list of a few of our favorite Hudson Valley spots (including petting zoos, kid-friendly farms and animal sanctuaries) that let you get up-close and personal with the regions cutest residents.

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Caving 101: A Beginner's Guide to Spelunking

A beginner’s guide to spelunking.

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Hudson Valley Outdoor Adventure Guide

Fifteen can’t-miss outdoor activities for a perfectly adventurous Upstate summer.

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Kingston Greenline Gaining Ground, Opening New Vistas

As progress continues on the Kingston Greenline project, residents and visitors are gaining a newly interconnected city.

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Sledding Hills in the Hudson Valley

What better way to get outside and release some endorphins after a big snowfall than sledding? We've rounded up 14 of the best public hills in the Hudson Valley for sledding and tubing.

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Beacon-Based Shred Foundation Teaches Confidence Through Snowboarding

In 2014, Danny Hairston founded Beacon-based SHRED Foundation, an organization that harnesses the creativity and stick-to-itiveness of snowboarding to build job and life skills and offer alternative career paths for young people in the Hudson Valley.

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Sasquatch Sightings in the Hudson Valley

Bigfoot Researchers of the Hudson Valley Band Together to Gather Evidence
As a teenager, Gayle Beatty heard a distinctive, unrecognizable scream while camping one night the woods. In 2011, she heard it again on the Animal Planet show "Finding Bigfoot," and ever since has been on a mission to gather evidence of the existence of Bigfoot and to educate others.

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The Kartrite: New York State's Largest Indoor Water Park

The Monticello Resort and Indoor Water Park is Set to Open in March 2019
In March 2019, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Water Park will open its doors. The new Sullivan County attraction will be the largest indoor water park in New York State, offering a two-acre, four-season experience with an impressive array of slides and rides.

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Expansions to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail System

New York State currently has 110 rail trails totaling 1,152 miles, with another 683 miles of railbed identified as “potential.” The plan, laid out by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2017 and funded to the tune of $200 million, will create the largest non-motorized transit option in the US. Here are some of the rail train connections and expansions coming to the Mid-Hudson Valley.

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Windham Mountain Resort: New & Improved

With $8 million in capital improvements made over the off season, Windham Mountain is set to receive a record number of guests on its well-groomed slopes.

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Parsons Dance Returns And Wendy Whelan Arrives @ PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

Parsons Dance Returns And Wendy Whelan Arrives

Thu., Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 23, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. & 8-10 p.m. — New York City-based Parsons Dance, a longstanding PS21 favorite, is back for...
Natural Progressions @ Rockland Center for the Arts

Natural Progressions

April 27-30, 2-5 p.m. — Site Specific installations in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park at RoCA. Large...

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