Pumpkin Patch at Dubois Farms

How To Have Fall Fun Mid-Pandemic

Fall in the Hudson Valley seems like a nothing-can-stop-the-show classic, with apples that ripen and leaves that change come what may. But how about those beloved fall traditions, including taking hayrack rides and downing cider doughnuts — during the pandemic,...
Rail Explorers, The Catskills

10 Top Fall-Foliage Hot Spots in the Hudson Valley

The annual changing-leaf display along the Hudson River always boosts flagging spirits — and who couldn’t use a little pick-me-up right now? Scenic Hudson’s 45 parks offer great chances to admire these natural fireworks close to home, but here are...
Steamer Adirondack

Remembering the Night Boats

It’s 5 p.m. at a Manhattan pier on the Hudson River. Your carriage is stowed below deck, and your luggage has been delivered to your stateroom. After freshening up in your private bath, you make your way to the grand...
AMP Robotics

Recycling’s Robotic Frontier

To understand the challenges at the root of municipal recycling programs, check out a video clip from the TV satire “Portlandia.” In a segment called “Which bin does it go in?” a character played by Fred Armesin says, “Now there...
Perkins Memorial Tower, Bear Mountain State Park, NY

The CCC’s Hudson Valley Legacy

Earlier this year a New York Times op-ed called for the U.S. to dust off one of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps, to boost the pandemic economy by creating jobs that benefit the environment. That...

See Sunflowers Blooming Now in the Hudson Valley

Hand-painted “here comes the sun” signs dot the entrance of an extra-inviting field on Sleight-Plass Road near La Grange. Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils is welcoming a field of blooming sunflowers for the third year. It’s among just a handful...
Danskammer Energy

New Regs May Help N.Y. Meet Its Big Climate Goals

Last year, New York State established itself as a leader in climate action when the Legislature passed and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The law, which the New York Times called “one of the...

Grow Black Hudson Cultivates Gardeners of Color

Amid the brick and brownstone homes of Hudson, Nkoula Badila is teaching fellow residents within the city’s communities of color to sow seeds of green. After launching a GoFundMe campaign in June, Badila’s community gardening initiative, Grow Black Hudson, shot...
House Cat

Got a Cat? Careful Not To Harbor a Serial Killer

A new motion-activated camera at Scenic Hudson’s Juniper Flats Preserve in Ulster County captured the image of a killer cat caught red-handed with a bird between its jaws. The photo drove home a sobering and little-known fact: domestic felines can...