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Locust Grove

Had I stumbled upon Locust Grove in a remote region, its beautifully landscaped grounds, well laid out paths and carriage roads, abundant water features and expansive river views would have been a surprise…

Corridor of quick cuisine

In Ulster County there exists a motherlode of cheap eats to fill your belly without busting your budget. Like a vein of quartz through rock, this gorgeous region boasts a wealth of culinary…

On the road

I had come across the Hudson Valley Raceway’s slot-car center’s website, but didn’t really understand it until my kids and I stopped in to check it out. In about two seconds, we were…

New life in Staatsburgh

Visitors to the Staatsburgh State Historic Site on Old Post Road south of Rhinbeck will soon find the elegant Mills Mansion on the grounds under renovation, in a year-long project that will restore…

Navigating the naturalist’s neighborhood

It isn’t easy locating Slabsides, the log cabin built by literary naturalist John Burroughs in 1895. Owned and maintained by the John Burroughs Association (JBA), which was founded in 1922, the year after…

Mi restaurante es su restaurante

Mexican native and new Kingston resident Juan Torres says that eating in midtown is one of the best things about living in Kingston. Several Latin-American restaurants have appeared on the scene to serve…

There’s just something about Saugerties

Is there anything not to love about this time of year? The weather is perfect and the scenery is truly worthy of every hyperbole you can name. Even the briefness of the season…

Dressel Farms

If you haven’t gone strawberry-picking at Dressel Farms, overlooking the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge in New Paltz, then you haven’t really lived. It’s a rite of passage, a ritual, a raison d’etre for Paltzonians…

Apple Hill Farm

“Pop and Mike had a saying: ‘When you work, work hard; and when you play, play hard.’ It is the philosophy that our family continues to live by. We hope that Apple Hill…

Farmers’ markets

It seems as though nearly every hamlet in southern Ulster now boasts of a farmers’ market. The Gardiner Farmers’ Market is held every Friday through October 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. in…

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