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Nature & The Outdoors Winners

Nature & The Outdoors Winners

The 2020 Chronogrammies winners in the Nature and Outdoors category.


Picnic Spot Highlight: Vanderbilt Mansion

A spotlight on Vanderbilt Mansion, Chronogrammies winner in the Nature and Outdoors category.


Campground Spotlight: North/South Lake

A spotlight on North/South Lake, Chronogrammies winner in the Nature and Outdoors category.


Outdoor Apparel & Gear Shop Spotlight: Kenco

A spotlight on Kenco, Chronogrammies winner in the Nature and Outdoors category.


Riding the Curve: Hudson Valley Bike Shops Enjoy a Boom in Sales

Bicycles are the COVID-19 Hot Commodity that No One Saw Coming
Across the nation, during COVID-19, sales and repairs of bicycles have increased astronomically, leaving many bike shops booming in an otherwise quiet economic period. While increased sales in metropolitan areas have more to do with avoiding the pandemic petri dish of public transportation, in rural areas like the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, folks are turning to biking as a socially distant way to exercise, enjoy nature, and spend time with the family.


Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles with Dina Falconi

Supplement Your Farmed Veggies with These Wild Edibles You Can Forage in Spring
Clinical herbalist and author of Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Cookbook, Dina Falconi shares some great wild edibles to find in April.


Path to the Future: Ashokan Rail Trail

The Ashokan Rail Trail is the region’s latest linear park transformation, 11.5 miles of previsouly inaccessible path along the Ashokan Reservoir.


Social Distancing on Overcrowded Trails

As people wander through nature to breathe in fresh air during a national crisis, some trails and preserves have closed temporarily because of overcrowding.


Trail Etiquette in the Age of COVID-19

More people than ever are using the parks and trail systems across the nation, with overcrowding even forcing some parks to close. Aside from following social distancing practices and staying at least six feet away from other hikers, standard trail etiquette is more important than ever now so that we can all cooperatively steward our natural resources.


7 Ways to Get Out of the House While Maintaining Social Distance

However you decide to spend your indeterminately long reprieve from society, there may be no better mental health booster than getting outdoors. If we can’t get back to reality we can at least get back to nature. Here are 7 social distancing-compliant outdoor activities you can do in the Hudson Valley to get you out of the house and stop you from going stir-crazy.


(N)ice Catch: A Portrait of Ice Fishing in the Hudson Valley

A peak into the world of upstate ice-fishing and winter anglers.


Preserving Hudson Valley State Parks, One New Acre at a Time

Find out which state parklands could soon be getting an upgrade, and how it can help preserve our beautiful environment.


Portrait of a Modern Hudson Valley Hunter

Though attitudes about guns, animals, and the culture that grew up around the sport of hunting are changing, today’s New York hunters have a diverse array of motivations.


Four Hudson Valley Parks Perfect for Sledding

Slide into your winter weekend with some of our favorite local hills for sledding.


Scenic Hudson Saves a 500-Acre Plot on the Kingston Waterfront from Development

With Scenic Hudson Land Trust’s acquisition of 508 acres on the Hudson River just north of Hutton Brickyards, Kingston may just get a new state park.


All Downhill From Here: Hudson Valley Ski Resort Updates for the 2020 Season

This winter already has several large snowfalls under its belt. Want to make the most of the powder? Here’s an update on what’s new slopeside at the region’s ski resorts.



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Kingston Multicultural Festival @

Kingston Multicultural Festival

Mondays-Sundays, 12 p.m. Continues through Dec. 11 — The Kingston Multicultural Festival launches ONLINE on June 14th. Celebrate Immigrant Heritage...

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