Legacy

Pioneering Female Astronomer’s Legacy Lives On

From the beginning, stargazing has been part of the curriculum at Poughkeepsie’s Vassar College. That’s because Maria Mitchell — America’s first female professional astronomer — was one of nine instructors selected to join the school’s founding faculty in 1865. Along...
Legacy

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...
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Chasing Rainbows in the Hudson Valley

Rainbows seem to be everywhere right now. In the Hudson Valley, they often appear with spring and summer showers. And they turn up all over clothing, parades, and other displays of LGBTQ+ pride, especially during June. What do we know...
Tomorrow

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...
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Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: Illinois Mountain

A prime mid-valley destination for recreation by foot or mountain bike, Illinois Mountain also is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife. To enhance the public’s enjoyment of this landmark in the Town of Lloyd (Ulster County) and permanently conserve more of...
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#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...