#HudsonInspired: Wood Artist Reclaims Regional Trees

Megan Offner was surrounded by forests in her early life in Montana — yet the forests of the Hudson Valley region hold a special appeal. “When I first came East in college, I fell in love with New York’s deciduous...

Taking ‘Grammable Valley Photos, Season by Season

Every season in the Hudson Valley brings its own unique and breathtaking views, from the golden leaf reflections in autumn to the mountain laurel blooming along the trails in the spring.  It’s not always easy to fully capture the beauty...

Top 10 Favorite Viewfinder Stories of 2021

This past year Scenic Hudson’s HV Viewfinder has once again shared what’s making the world greener, with a focus on the beautiful, inclusive Hudson Valley. It dove into the valley’s rich history, current happenings, and emerging solutions. Which stories resonated...

Celebrating Pershing Avenue Farm’s First Harvest

Residents of Poughkeepsie’s Northside neighborhood turned out in force to enjoy a Harvest Fest at the Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm + Gardens on Oct. 2, 2021. The event celebrated the first successful season in the community gardens — where local residents grew...

Birdability Aims to Make Nature More Accessible to All

At age 14, Virginia Rose fell off a horse and injured her spinal cord. She’s used a wheelchair ever since. Rose discovered birding nearly two decades ago and has made it her mission to introduce people with mobility challenges to...

#HudsonInspired: Artist Matthew Friday Considers Water, Waste

Not many artists think deeply about ecology and water, but artist-writer-educator Matthew Friday has done exactly that in multidisciplinary works such as DUMP!, Stories of Water and Waste, and more. Friday credits his interest in ecology to a childhood spent...

Hiking by Art

A wall-mounted phone with a rotary dial and a curly cord. A decade or two ago, an Appalachian Trail hiker like Dan Foeller could pretty safely have bet it was just another pay phone. Passing it earlier this summer, though,...

#HudsonInspired: Artist Jean Shin Reimagines Fallen Trees

Frederic Church and his fellow painters of the Hudson River School saw nature in a beautiful, romantic light. Contemporary artists can’t, says Jean Shin: “We don’t have the ability to romanticize nature because of climate change.”Shin, who was born in...