Boscobel Facade

Boscobel House and Gardens

Garrison (Putnam County) Why we love it Boscobel allows you to explore nature tamed and in the rough. Landscaped gardens, an allée of maple trees and an orchard featuring heirloom apple varieties surround one of the nation’s finest examples of...
Overmountain Conservation Area

Overmountain Conservation Area

Ancram (Columbia County) Why we love it Want to experience the Taconic Mountains — along the Hudson Valley’s eastern boundary — without scaling them? Hike this Columbia Land Conservancy gem. Its ridge-top trails afford super views of these peaks (especially...
Fuller Mountain Preserve

Fuller Mountain Preserve

Warwick (Orange County) Why we love it The Orange County Land Trust, which protected and maintains this 255-acre preserve, calls it “one of Orange County’s best kept secrets.” Actually, it belongs on any short list of the Hudson Valley’s “hidden”...
Ashokan Rail Trail

Ashokan Rail Trail

Ulster County Why we love it The Hudson Valley’s newest rail trail has history on its side: It traces the route of the old Ulster & Delaware Railroad along the Ashokan Reservoir. It features a packed gravel surface, generous width...