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Tobe Carey’s newest documentary, Sweet Violets

The white and purple flowers that will soon be proliferating in the woods, fields and yards of the mid-Hudson Valley were once an important part of the Dutchess County economy. Tobe Carey’s film…

Anemone season runs through May at Battenfeld’s in Red Hook

One of the characters who appears in Sweet Violets (see related piece on our Explore Hudson Valley website) is Fred Battenfeld, a fourth-generation Dutchess County farmer whose grandfather started growing violets back in…

Trapeze Club at Stone Mountain Farm

When I was small enough to fit comfortably in a playground swing, I could spend hours there. I would pump my legs until I reached the highest physical point in the equipments’ apex,…

New Scenic Hudson parcel adds to explorable Black Creek wilderness

Black Creek, located in the Town of Esopus, is one of the few (if not the only) Hudson River tributaries that were never industrialized or developed, thanks to much of the surrounding terrain,…

Millbrook’s Trevor Zoo offers quality critter-viewing close to home

Kids seem to be hard-wired to love animals; it generally doesn’t take much of a nudge to encourage them to take a lifelong interest, and a visit to a good zoo is often…

Down to earth

John Gill is surveying his fields after last night’s heavy rain, and it doesn’t look good. Yesterday the creek that borders his property was clear, but this morning it’s brown from the topsoil…

Are we there yet?

Gas prices need not daunt, nor car ride distress— just cross the river or drive alongside it to some of theMid-HudsonValley’s most playful hot spots for kids. When posed the question, “Where do…

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