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Vernooy Kill Falls

The trail to Vernooy Kill Falls leaves the road to enter a moist hemlock forest. As we traversed the rock-strewn, stream-braided terrain on a perfect spring day, we felt we were entering a…

The Foothills

Among the many kinds of walks we take, the walk close to home, along a less traveled path, has much to recommend it. Such a walk can be taken on the Foothills Trail…

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…

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