E-Biking Begins to Make Inroads in the Hudson Valley

With its scenic farmlands, verdant mountains, and appealing towns, the Hudson Valley is a beautiful place for a bike ride. But that doesn’t mean everyone’s comfortable hopping on two wheels around here. The area’s hilly terrain and busy roads have...

Solarpunk Movement Seeds Climate Hope in the Valley

Set above highly urbanized and tech-forward New York City, the Hudson Valley offers nature reserves and varying topography that help make it a perfect experimental ground for a global environmental movement to take root. Solarpunk is the newest movement capturing...

#WildlifeLove: River Otters Play in the Valley Again

Otters aren’t just oceanic creatures — their semi-aquatic mammal cousins, North American river otters, are found all over the continent, including in the Hudson Valley. Recent local sightings, like Riverkeeper’s at the Westerly Marina in Ossining, have made many people...

STSP Community Earth Day Celebration

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here! We hope you have an afternoon filled with exploration, fun, food, music, and community spirit as we mark the opening of this incredible new park. In partnership with: New York State Parks, Palisades Interstate...

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New York State Parks, Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC), and Scenic Hudson have worked together to create a new State Park on more than 500 acres of former industrial property along the Hudson River shoreline in Ulster County. This is...

Vernal Pools: The Valley’s Special Spring Amphibian Habitat

“Fairies” no bigger than a human fingernail, frogs returning to life after a winter suspended in ice, salamanders assembling for an underwater congress. What might sound like a scene invented by Lewis Carroll or Hayao Miyazaki is really just a...