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Walkway Over the Hudson Events: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Ones!

One of our favorite places to visit almost every season is ‘The Walkway Over The Hudson Historic State Park’.

The Barn at Stony Kill Farm in Dutchess County, NY

5+ Exciting Things you Can Enjoy for Free at Stony Kill Farm

Public farms and farmland in the Hudson Valley may be few, but you don’t need to travel far to visit one of the best ones around: Stony Kill Farm. This working farm full of animals and wonderful volunteers is also a teaching farm and is part of the State Education Department. Part of the National …

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Hudson Valley in Movies

Hudson Valley in Movies: 10+ movies & Where they were filmed

What is your all-time favorite movie? Do you know where that movie was filmed? There are so many images of the Hudson Valley in movies and this trend is becoming more and more popular with up and coming movies. The Hudson Valley is beautiful and captivating that it is no wonder that the movie industry …

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The Mid-Hudson Bridge connects Ulster County to Dutchess County.

Mid-Hudson Bridge: Go Listen To Spectacular Bridge Music

With over 17,000 bridges in New York State and over 2,000 bridges and tunnels in New York City alone, why would someone visit and walk across the Mid-Hudson Bridge? If I told you that the Mid-Hudson Bridge has a very special feature that no other bridge in New York State has, would you believe me? …

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Hudson Valley Parks are the Best free things to do in the Hudson Valley

15+ Free Things to do (with or w/o Kids) in the Hudson Valley

If you’re like me, I’m sure you’re trying to think of Free Things to do in the Hudson Valley (with or without children) or, at least, that you can do without spending a ton of money. The problem is, that most Hudson Valley Activities that are both convenient and fun, can also cost a lot …

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Entrance to Magazzino Italian Art, a Premier Cold Spring Museum

Magazzino Art Museum: One of the Best Things to See in Cold Spring NY

If you’re a culture vulture like me, then you are probably always looking for a new place to see art. Have you heard of Magazzino Italian Art? A leader in the exhibition and research of Italian art, a visit to the Magazzino art museum is worth a trip from anywhere. At the time of this …

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Bear Mountain Carousel at Bear Mountain State Park is one of the best things to do in Rockland County

10+ Can’t Miss Things to do in Rockland County | Rockland County Tourism

Are you looking for things to do in Rockland County? Join the club. In my Facebook group, there are always a few people that are specifically looking for things to do in Rockland County, NY and they are often frustrated. They are frustrated because they think that there is ‘not much’ in Rockland County. Do …

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Statues at Untermyer Gardens; one of the most beautiful of Yonkers Parks

The Gem of Yonkers Parks: Untermyer Gardens

Step inside the ‘Gleaming Gem’ of Yonkers parks. Out of all the parks and gardens in Yonkers, NY, (and there are many) one particularly stands out from the rest – Untermyer Park. Would you believe it if I told you that the Lower Hudson Valley is home to an array of beautiful Hudson Valley parks …

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A majestic tree and bench at the Orange County Arboretum

Orange County Arboretum: Is it worth the visit?

While many magnificent gardens and arboretums in the Hudson Valley charge an admission fee, this one in particular does not: Orange County Arboretum. It’s no secret that the Hudson Valley has many gorgeous public gardens and open spaces, created by nature and by people who love the flowers, trees and the art of creating amazing …

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The entrance of Forsyth Nature Center in Kingston, NY

Forsyth Nature Center: Meet the Animals that call this Place Home

Although Forsyth Nature Center may be closed to the public, I came across some photos that I had taken during a recent visit – before all this quarantine stuff began. On this chilly day, my daughter and I decided to take a mini-adventure to Kingston, NY. Kingston is the home of many great attractions – …

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Entrance to West Point Visitors Center and West Point Museum

How to Make the Most of your Visit to the West Point Military Museum

When you mention ‘West Point’ to someone you know, what do they automatically think about? The United States Military Academy is what most people say., right?! But what if I told you that West Point, NY is also home to a Military Museum. This museum is not only FREE to the public but filled with …

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Entrance to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor: Where We Honor the Courageousness of Our Military

Amongst the local businesses and residences of New Windsor, NY sits a prominent fixture of military history. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is the National Registry for recipients of the prestigious Purple Heart. But it is more than just a database facility or place to store this important information. This is also a …

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Newburgh Illuminated Festival

8 Must-Do’s at Newburgh Illuminated Festival

Are you looking for a free community-based festival that offers something for everyone to enjoy? Newburgh Illuminated Festival is a wonderful yearly event. The festival showcases the Best of Newburgh and the Hudson Valley. This year’s June 3rd event was their 5th annual and it is still going strong. There is such a wonderful sense …

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Chuang Yen Monastery

Chuang Yen Monastery: A Place for Tranquility and Inspiration

Did you know that the largest indoor statue of Buddha in the Western Hemisphere is located right here in the Hudson Valley?…and I got to see it! It’s true!!!! Chuang Yen Monastery and the Buddhist Association of the United States is located in Putnam County. In fact, the statue of Buddha and the Buddhist Temple are …

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Rockland Center for the Arts

How to Best Explore the Rockland Center For the Arts

My visit to Rockland Center for the Arts did not disappoint. It is a quaint Art Center nestled in West Nyack, NY.

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