#WildlifeLove: Why Bobcats Are So Fierce

Extremely shy and secretive, bobcats are one of the hardest mammals to spot in the Hudson Valley. But with bare trees and perhaps a blanket of snow, your chances improve of glimpsing one of these beautiful creatures that resemble a...

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...

How a Spoonful of Sugar Could Help EV Batteries Last

A new development in a promising lithium-ion battery alternative could make for higher-capacity, longer-lasting EV power cells. The trick? Sulfur and a bit of sugar. Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, have figured out a simple solution for stabilizing...

How Valley Milk Helped Win the Civil War

Before the mid-1850s, Hudson Valley farms kept a cow or two to supply the family’s dairy needs. It took a scandal in New York City to turn the region into a milk mecca — and make it the birthplace of...
A waterfall along the Indian Ladder Trail in Thacher State Park.

Get Inspired at These Five Indigenous History Sites

Not long after the last glacier receded from the Hudson Valley 10,000 years ago, the region’s wildlife-filled forests, rich soils, and fish-filled waterways began attracting people. By the time of first European contact, members of Algonquin-speaking tribes — Munsee and...

Touring the HV by EV

Is this the year electric vehicles hit their tipping point? New York dug into a $750 million EV-infrastructure expansion. States like Massachusetts and California banned sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035. And while Tesla had gobbled up a lot...

The Mountainside Ride That Opened Up the Catskills

As far as Hudson Valley mountain rails go, the Mount Beacon Incline Railway seems to get all the glory. From 1902 to 1978, it lifted some 3.5 million passengers to the 1,540-foot summit. There — at least for a time —...