Get in on the #ClimateAction: Hands-On Volunteering Opps

All that bad news is really partly good news … but it still feels bad sometimes. The news coverage of human-caused climate change has definitively increased over the past decade. That’s a positive in that it’s beginning to spur real...

On the Hunt for Mushrooms in the Valley

They may not always be edible, but mushrooms are at least touchable. According to Hudson Valley mycologist Luke Sarrantonio, you can safely touch any mushroom without worrying about getting poisoned. Sarrantonio studied mycology, the study of fungi, at SUNY’s College...

Why to Support These New Bike Safety Bills for N.Y. State

In this year’s ranking of bike-friendly states conducted annually by the League of American Bicyclists, New York placed 13th. (FYI, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, California, and Minnesota hold places one through five, respectively.)  But in the category “Traffic Laws and Practices” — a...

Why Each Enduring Hudson River Lighthouse Is So Special

To keep passengers and cargo safe during their travels on the Hudson River, mariners once relied on more than a dozen lighthouses alerting them to hazards that could doom a ship. Today, only seven of these historic beacons remain.  Fortunately,...

A Spin Around the Classic Riverfront Amusement Parks

The Hudson Valley’s modern riverside parks (15 of which Scenic Hudson partnered to help create) have become places where people flock to enjoy green space and water views. In the early 20th century, a different kind of attraction drew people to...

Safer Summer Hiking With Dogs

The warm sunshine is here, and it’s time to hit those sizzling trails in the Hudson Valley — but how hot is too hot for your dog to come along?  I’ve been hiking with my rescue dog, Roxy, for seven...