"Places" tag

New beat on Water Street

Check out Chris Bowman’s custom CHBO Drums in New Paltz Drummers aren’t always as appreciated by their audiences as are the performers playing up front; almost out of sight onstage, half-hidden behind the…

Mills-Norrie State Park

I must confess I had to steel myself for this walk in the blazing sunlight of a torrid July morning. But I was already at the park for a kayak tour from the…

Explore with the Kids – Places to Go

In all the days and years that have followed, I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced that same utter certainty of the goodness of life that was as palpable as the sound of…

Up at Mohonk

One of the pleasures of living in New Paltz is the constant sight of the Shawangunk Ridge. The defining visual element of our landscape, it frames and bounds our view to the west….

Stanford Wildlife Preserve

After a week or more of mostly rainy weather, the return of sunshine and blue skies inspired us to go for a walk — but where? On our return from a Father’s Day…

Explore with the kids – Hudson River

What fun can you get into today? – Janet Straightarrow Hudson Valley: Connecting with the River Summer in the Hudson Valley! To our family, one of the best parts of this season is…

Giant’s Ledges

For a sense of wildness in nature, in the spirit of adventure, one can travel far while hardly leaving home. There has been a human presence in forests, and on even the most…

Bounteous baskets

Mike’s Hothouse and Country Store, the family-owned-and-operated nursery located on Route 44/55 in Gardiner, started out as a small one-greenhouse operation that evolved into a three-greenhouse retail and market business, as well as…

Tivoli Bays

There are walks we take that are best thought of as forays, or scouting expeditions. They are attempts to find one’s way into and within a vast and teeming ecosystem, an inexhaustible field…

Bite-sized bounty

Retiring IBM software engineer Craig Henkle opened TheGreenSpace in the Rondout District of Kingston about six months ago. The small shop sells high-quality food and drink, with every item available something that was…

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