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If you’re like me, you’re probably looking at the calendar and feeling a little sad that summer's ending. It’s back to school and back to business, but it's time to shake off the idea that fall is the end of fun.

Fall is actually the BEST time in the Hudson Valley for gorgeous decorating, delicious food, and outstanding entertaining opportunities.


Growing up, I was the kid who set the table for dinner every Sunday, and each week, year-round, I’d grab an array of seasonal things out of the yard and put them in various vessels around my grandmother’s house. I was definitely happiest with my palette in the fall. So, whether you’re making your house pretty for all those visiting leaf peepers, a party, or just your family, fall is rife with stunning décor ready for harvesting.

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Forget the tablecloth! Cover the table in a variety of

leaves & gourds the cut a quarter inch or so to expose the inner fiber and encourage more water absorption. Want an interesting tablescape? Forget the photo by Christina McNeill tablecloth—cover the table in a variety of leaves. When photo by Bruce Littlefield Leaves. I pick I have kids visiting, I give them the them based on mission to find a collection of as size and color, many shapes and colors as possible. just as I’d choose They’re always happy to sit at the flowers for a floral table and see the results of their arrangement. autumnal hunt. Showcase them in an unusual Pumpkins. Create a pumpkin planter vase, like a jug or vase. I love making a trip to the or an old oilcan, pumpkin patch to pick the perfect, and arrange them round, plump specimen. Simply so that each variety can be seen. wash the outside of a pumpkin, My favorite focal point is a deep cut a hole in the top, and clean out red branch or two from my crimson the guts. Line with a plastic bag, fill maple. To help cut branches last three-quarters with potting soil, and longer, peel up the bark from around use as a planter for a mum. Or pick 14

your favorite fall flowers and use a pumpkin as you would a vase. Want it even easier? Fill several clear glass vases with miniature pumpkins for an instant chic centerpiece. I’ve also gilded apples with gold spray paint and surrounded the base with candles for an elegant, glimmering look. If time is short, you can’t go wrong by piling a variety of pumpkins on a table and let the casualness be a statement in and of itself. Corn stalks. I’m not big on white sheet ghosts and fake spider webs, but I do love the look of bunched cornstalks. Take ten or so stalks, tie them together with twine or fall-colored ribbon, and place them on either side of your front door. It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive and says, “See, we’re decorated.”

Spiked hot cider. For cooler nights, this makes the house smell great! Apple cobbler cocktail. In a shaker, mix equal parts Irish cream (Bailey’s), cinnamon schnapps (Goldschlager), and apple schnapps. Shake and serve in a martini glass with an apple slice garnish. Don’t have time to make a fancy cocktail? Cut a hole in a pumpkin, scoop out the seeds, and fill it with ice. Use it as your wine bucket.

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can be celebrated with a variety of autumn-inspired cocktail concoctions.


Caramel apple a la mode. Grab yourself a bunch of locally grown apples from a farm market or pick your own, and make a “bowl” out of each apple by cutting out the core. Leave the bottom intact. Fill with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and drizzle caramel on the top. Fun, pretty, and yummy.


Surprise your guests by dragging your dining table outside and setting it just as if you were indoors. Sneaking a last warm night under the calico of trees will be memorable.

When a guest comes to my house for a party, I love offering them a creative cocktail as soon as they walk in the door. Fall offers some great ingredients for clever concoctions.


Now that you’re nicely decorated and have some food and drink ideas, the most important mission in the fall is to find a reason to get outside with friends and family to catch a last warm day or a first cool, crisp night. Here are three party ideas to help you savor the season. The Hoedown. This is your chance to bob for apples! Cover your tables in gingham, use hay bales as benches and bandanas as napkins. Tell your guests to wear their best plaid shirts and cowboy hats. Make a country playlist, light up the grill, and you’re set for a fabulous hee-haw.


Fall is not the time yet to bring out the heavy dinner courses of ham or pot roast, but the cooler weather is the perfect time for chili, gumbo, and a clambake. All are low effort and high return.



The most important mission in the fall is to find a reason to

get outside with friends and family. A Night of a Million Stars. Go to the iTunes store and get the Star Walk app. It’s a beautiful thing. Point your iPhone at the night sky, and you’ll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their place from your location. Spread blankets on the lawn, chill some nice rose, and invite your friends over to gaze at the sky. They’ll love the view and you. Halloween. Last and certainly not least, I believe adults should take every opportunity to dress up. Whether throwing or going, make it your mission to pull together a costume this fall and party. Trust me, the photos will be proof for years to come of the fun you had.

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cruciferous vegetables are especially high in a class of organic compounds known as glucosinolates.“ These compounds are thought to help prevent some types of lung cancer,” says Payman. “Also, everything in the cabbage family, including brussel sprouts, is high in natural antibiotics, so it’s important to eat them during cold and flu season. Kale is very nutritious, as are beets, which can help protect the liver and lower blood pressure.”

Along with the bright colors of fall’s harvest, the Hudson Valley’s cornucopia of vegetables and fruits offers a bounty of nutrients. The plentiful harvest can provide many opportunities to improve your diet, says Roufia Payman, Northern Dutchess Hospital's director of Outpatient Nutrition Education. Paymen is a nutritionist who has always been passionate about the benefits of fresh, healthy foods. Ask her which fall vegetables should be on your

shopping list, and she will respond enthusiastically: “Sweet potatoes, pumpkins, butternut and acorn squash, brussel sprouts, and cabbage are all good. Brussel sprouts and cabbage are packed with vitamins A and C, and they Sweet potatoes, are all high in fiber.” Payman touts the benefits of cauliflower too, which she calls the white broccoli. Cauliflower and other

pumpkins, butternut and acorn squash, brussel sprouts, and cabbage OH MY!

And then there are pumpkins. “People come to the Hudson Valley to pick pumpkins,” says Payman. “Pumpkins and sweet potatoes are high

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in beta carotene. Pumpkin seeds are also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.” Payman also praises the often-overlooked root vegetables. She says, “Rutabaga and turnips are high in fiber and a good source of calcium. Eating them reduces your risk of cancer. They are really super foods and very important to eat as the days grow shorter. If you are feeling a little blah, make some soup with lots of root vegetables.” Soup is a handy way to enrich your vegetable intake, but there are other ways to savor veggies. Payman suggests roasting vegetables, such as beets and squash, to bring out their sweet flavor. Or make a salad with Hudson Valley apples, beets, and walnuts, dressing it in a mixture of low fat Greek yogurt, mustard, and apple cider vinegar.

How does fresh local produce stack up against the fall you only ate fall vegetables. Now, suwhat’s available in the supermarket? Buying permarket goers can buy fruits and vegetables your vegetables from local farm stands and flown in from around the world. Is there any farmers is important for several reasons, she advantage to eating food that is actually in says. While the USDA says that, nutritionally season where you live? speaking, it doesn’t matter if you buy fresh vegetables or frozen ones, there are other “Seasonal vegetables are better,” says Payman. reasons it is important. Buying local helps the “That’s what nature has planned for us. But if the environment because the vegetables don’t have only vegetables you can get are frozen that’s to travel far to get what you should eat. I to you; it boosts see so many children in Buying local helps the the local economy; my practice who already and local produce is have high blood presenvironment because the tastier because it is sure because they eat a so much fresher. terrible diet.”

vegetables don't have to travel far to get to you.

“I want everyone to eat vegetables,” says Payman. “If you are going to skip eating fruits and vegetables because you can’t get them fresh, it’s better to eat them frozen than not at all. In the summer I eat local berries, but in the winter I might use frozen ones in my cereal.” Payman also thinks it’s worth it to buy locally and freeze fruits and veggies for later on. “People I know buy berries and freeze them for the whole year." Several decades ago most people only had access to produce that was seasonally available, so getting something like strawberries in winter was difficult. And In


Payman offers “Food Fun Fitness” classes for children ages 8 to 12, so she knows how to encourage kids to eat a healthier diet. The first step is to get them involved. “You have to take them food shopping and involve them in the kitchen. Let them clean vegetables if they are young, or cut them if they are older,” she advises. The Iranian native relates her own interest in healthy eating to a childhood spent on the Caspian Sea. She grew up with plenty of fresh healthy food: “We had walnut, orange, peach, cherry, and pomegranate trees, and we had our own vegetables."

• Pair raw vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, with a yogurt dipping sauce. • Fill celery stalks with almond or peanut butter. Put raisins on top. • Melt low fat cheese on broccoli for a colorful tasty snack. • Make kale or sweet potato chips.

• Make it pretty. Cut up summer tomatoes and serve with cheese and basil and olive oil. • Set a good example. If the whole family eats healthy, they will. • Take kids to the farmer’s markets and let them help choose what you will eat. • Take kids to farms and let them see vegetables growing. • Let children grow their own vegetables. If you don’t have a lot of room, they can grow herbs.

interest in food and helps them become more self-confident,” remarks Payman. In her job as a hospital nutritionist, she helps patients who have diabetes, high blood pressure, weight problems, and arthritis learn how to eat better.

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“I was always interested in food, but as time passed I became more passionate about the subject. Food is fuel. I believe food should be your medicine. I would not want medicine to be my food.”



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This bottle-shaped squash is one of the most common but with good reason. Its tangerine-colored flesh is low in fat and has significant doses of potassium, fiber, and vitamins A, B6, and C. Butternut squash, with its long, thick neck, also has the most flesh within. And since the skin is so smooth, it makes for an easy peel. Because of its flavor, this squash combines well with a large variety of seasonings, from bacon to cinnamon, or without other flavors at all. It even tastes great wrapped in a burrito with other goodies.

This fun-colored, pumpkin-shaped squash has a sweet, mellow flavor comparable to butternut squash. Like the butternut, the carnival's skin must also be peeled. By the way, if your winter squash has tender skin, it wasn't allowed enough time to ripen. In this case, use this beauty as a decoration until it ripens, and when the time comes to eat it, do so. The thick skin on winter squash is what allows this squash to last awhile. The carnival's yellow flesh is flavorful like sweet potatoes and can be turned into a fine stuffing or steamed/ baked with butter and fresh herbs.

Resembling a fat cucumber, this oblong, pale yellow squash is also called sweet potato squash because of its texture and sweet creamy flavor. No peeling is needed because the delicata's skin is completely edible. Being very filling and easy to cook, this squash makes a perfect substitute for starchy carbs. Delicata squash is a good source of magnesium, manganese, and vitamins A & C. Why not try it with butter and brown sugar caramelized from the oven or with butter and herbs?

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GREAT FOR roasting and stuffing.

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The hubbard squash is a large winter squash that can weigh from eight to twenty pounds and range in color from gray-blue to orange to green. Under its hard, thick, and nubbly skin is savory, sweet, yellow flesh. The flesh is best suited for mashing or pureeing for pie filling because it is sometimes grainy in texture. If stored correctly, this squash can last up to six months! The hubbard is a wonderful source of vitamin A. When seasoning, try it with butter and cumin or nutmeg, and then turn the leftovers into a delicious spice cake.

Round, small, and sweet with brightly colored orange skin, this squash is perfect with almost everything. Unlike its larger field pumpkin friends, the sugar pie and other smaller pumpkins make for a great addition to any meal, much like acorn squash. When pureed, the sugar pie is great in breads, pancakes, soups, and even pasta dishes, such as ravioli. These versatile little pumpkins can even be hollowed out and roasted to hold custards or soups as a fun and useful decoration for your fall dinner parties.

This lovely squash comes in a variety of peculiar shapes and colors, including green, orange, and yellow. Although very decorative, the turban squash can definitely be roasted and eaten. Peeling this squash will be much easier after baking it for a bit. Larger versions of this squash may be roasted and filled with soup to be used as edible bowls; the hazelnut flavor and floury texture lends itself well to this. The turban is also a good source of vitamin A and C, as well as potassium and iron.

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As a new generation of Americans embraces this staple on which their great-grandparents were reared, pie continues to gain popularity. Freshly baked pie has the wonderful ability

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Crust Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups flour (we used gluten-free flour, but it’s a bit harder to work with) 2 sticks cold butter cut into small pieces (you can also try cold coconut oil instead) 1 tsp salt 8-10 tsp of cold water

Pastry Crust This pastry crust recipe has been a family standard for generations. It can be used for both savory and sweet pies and will be sure to bring back memories of grandma’s warm creations. It’s best to make your crust first and refrigerate for at least an hour. Sift flour and salt into mixing bowl. Add half the butter and cut in with pastry cutter or fork until you have a cornmeal texture.


Chicken Potpie Add the rest of the butter until it looks like small peas. Add the water a little at a time, just until the dough holds together when pinched. Depending on the size needed, make one or two disks of dough, lightly flour, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate one hour or up to two days. There’s not much that beats the flaky and perfectly golden brown crust overflowing with buttery goodness. You're truly in for a treat.

Basically, we are making a thick chicken soup for the filling to create that gravy-like and deliciously thick pot pie goodness. Wash chicken thoroughly inside and out, and boil in a pot of water. Skim the scum off the top. Add 2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, 1 onion, and garlic.

RECIPE Let cook for 1-1 1/2 hours depending on the size of chicken. Take the chicken out and cut into cube-sized pieces. Then, add back in with the stock, and add the rest of vegetables, salt, pepper and thyme. Cook until vegetables are tender. Next, whisk together a few tablespoons of flour with cool water to make a simple rue. Add the rue into the soup mixture to thicken, and pour filling into casserole dish and set aside. Let cool a bit before adding crust. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out the dough to fit the size of your casserole dish with an additional inch all around. To help you move the crust to the casserole, roll it out with a piece of plastic wrap on the top and bottom. Then, carefully place the dough on top of your casserole.

What says autumn more than pie? Fold edges under and flute the edge between your fingers. Cut slits on top to allow steam to escape. Bake until crust is golden, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy the rich goodness of a tried and true family recipe.

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Pastry Crust (recipe above) 1 chicken (3 or 4 pounds) 2 large yellow onions 2 dried bay leaves 2 cloves of garlic 5 stalks of celery, chopped 3-5 tbsp flour 9 oz red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds Bunch of scallions, chopped 1 cup of peas 1/4 cup fresh parsley 1/2 tsp fresh thyme Salt & pepper to taste

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Maple-Infused Pumpkin Pie Let’s start with the basics. Grabbing a can of pumpkin puree from your local supermarket is the quickest option, but, truly, the flavor of fresh pumpkin just doesn’t compare. With the season of the pumpkin upon us, just make your own homemade pumpkin puree; it's simple to do and requires minimal ingredients. This wonderfully rich, deliciously spiced pumpkin pie contains coconut milk and is sweetened with dark maple syrup and sweet honey. The


2 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree 1 14-oz can of coconut milk 2 eggs 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cardamon 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup dark maple syrup 1 homemade pie crust result is a decadent pie that is moist and sweet, with loads of flavor from the spices. We make and freeze pumpkin puree ahead of time so that we can quickly use it for pies, breads, or soups. To make your own, just roast it in the oven until soft, 50 to 60 minutes. Then puree in a food processor. Freeze for later use, use immediately, or refrigerate overnight. Begin by rolling out the crust and gently molding it to the pie tin. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and begin to mix all of the ingredients (excluding the honey and maple syrup) together in a nice-sized mixing bowl. Next, combine the honey and maple in a small pot and bring to a very gentle simmer. Let it simmer until the mixture is completely combined and it’s an almost liquid consistency. When done, allow it to cool

These pies are not only delicious but nostalgic. for about five minutes and combine with the rest of the ingredients. Mix very thoroughly with a whisk and carefully pour into the pie crust. Be sure to place the pie in the middle of the oven and bake until the center is set but still a bit wobbly, 50 to 55 minutes. If the crust browns too quickly, tent the edges with a strip of foil folded in half lengthwise. Let cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate until well chilled and serve with a dollop of whipped cream! If you’re looking for slices of nostalgia, it really doesn't get more classic than a proper pie. That bubbly, hot-out-of-the-oven goodness paired with the perfect crunch of a well-made crust truly make for an eating experience. The sky’s the limit when it comes to mixing up delicious filling combinations, so go ahead and indulge.

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Ye Olde Hard Cider is

Hipster Cool— And the Valley’s Flowing by Carlo DeVito

Was Paul Revere a hipster? How do we connect these two? In his day, Paul imbibed a lot of cider (like all Americans of the period), and today it’s the preferred alcoholic beverage of the hippest foodies in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For centuries, the Hudson Valley has been producing apples for New York City and the Eastern Seaboard. Thousands of acres of apples are cultivated, and apple growers form the backbone of the region’s agricultural heritage and current farming community. 38

photo by NY Cider Week Sara Grady, director of special projects at Glynwood (a kind of sustainable farming think tank), points out that apple orchards have provided continuity and stability in the valley, saying, “Fruit growing is the only sector of agriculture where you can frequently see three or four generations

of succession in the Hudson Valley. It’s a profound statement.” Cider is amongst the oldest fermented alcoholic beverages known to man. Cider or cyder or cidre is fermented fruit juice, most commonly and traditionally apple juice,

“Ciders once ruled all other drinks in taverns and farmsteads in early colonial America. Apple seeds were brought over on ships from Europe along with centuries of cider making traditions that quickly spread through the New World. With the westward expansion of pioneers and the help of "Johnny Appleseed", orchards were planted on most farms with the dual purpose of establishing proof of cultivation and homesteading and providing a source of cider. Fermented ciders were consumed in this region more than any other drink bar none,” writes Slyboro Cider House owner Dan Wilson, who is among the leaders of the cider revival in the Hudson Valley. It is estimated that typical Americans of the period took in an average of 34-35 gallons of hard cider a year. According to Wilson, a combination of things led to the demise of cider in American culture, including prohibition, the urbanization movement during the industrial revolution

But cider is making a comeback! “English and French ciders are becoming increasingly common in the United States, as artisanal cider makers … use heirloom French and English cider apples and similar production techniques to create ciders that rival those of Europe,” reported Imbibe magazine. Even eminent wine professor and best-selling author Steve Kolpan of the Culinary Institute of America opined, “Hard Cider: What’s Old is New Again.” Indeed, today cider is on the cutting edge. Not only can you get great traditional hard cider, but you can also try ciders that have been barrel-aged, hopped (with local hops), or spiced, as well as apple wines (usually much higher in alcohol) and iced ciders (think thick, unctuous dessert wine). And these new ciders can be found in Brooklyn and Manhattan—with foodies and gourmets lining up to try them all—from trendsetting restaurants to places like Murray’s Cheese in the Village. The longest-tenured, continually producing cider maker in the Hudson River region is


that led to the abandonment of many orchards and agricultural customs, and the influx of German immigrants who introduced beer into our culture.


Fermented ciders were consumed in this region more than any other drink bar none.

but also the juice of peaches, pears ("perry" cider), or other stone fruits. Cider varies in alcohol content from 2% ABV to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders. In the United States and much of Canada, the alcoholic version usually carries the moniker “hard” to acknowledge its alcoholic content.

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photo provided by NY Cider Week Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery with its Doc’s Hard Apple Cider line. It is the most popular and most widely distributed of all Hudson Valley ciders. Doc’s offers not only a mouth-watering traditional style, but also one tinged with raspberry, one that is hopped, and one with pumpkin (usually in fall). Now there is a massive new birth. It is led by cider makers who have toured England, France, and Spain, trying different ciders, speaking with their European counterparts, trading information, and finding knowledge. They are using traditional cider apples from these regions as well as rediscovering Hudson Valley heirloom varieties as well.


The result? The Hudson Valley is

brimming with cider! The Hudson Valley is the epicenter of the cider revival on the East Coast. Nowhere else is there this kind of concentration of cideries anywhere else. Longtime wine maker Jonathan Hull’s Applewood Winery is also a producer of the wildly successful Naked Duck line of ciders. New, cutting edge cideries like Arron Burr Cider, Kettleburough Cider House, and Bad Seed Hard Cider are solely dedicated to this new art form. They are making serious ciders with exciting new profiles. These aren’t sweet, apple-y hard ciders. Some are made using completely new forms of cider making.

The Hudson Valley is the epicenter of the cider revival on the East Coast.


For more information on Hudson Valley Cider Week, visit A list of Hudson Valley producers: Aaron Burr Cider Annadale Cindery Applewood Winery Bad Seed Hard Cider Breezy Hill Orchard Brookview Station Winery Hudson-Chatham Winery Kettleborough Cider House Slyboro Cider House Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery


Hudson Valley Cider Kir Royale § Hudson Valley cassis § Hudson valley cider Fill champagne flute with cider, and add splash of cassis. Garnish with blueberries. Snake Bite § 1/2 pint lager § 1/2 pint hard cider Add beer, then cider. Garnish with a slice of orange. Stone Fence § 2 ounces gold rum § 6 ounces hard cider Fill pint glass with ice. Fill with cider. Add rum. Stir lightly and serve. Garnish? Apple slice!


John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 11, 1845), often called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, including the northern counties of present day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.

So, who knows, maybe Paul Revere wore a pork pie hat, got inked, and wore Ray-Bans on his fateful ride. Maybe not. But there’s no doubt that he was hip, and, by drinking cider, you’d not only be drinking a bit of history, but you, too, could bring out your inner hipster!

Who was Johnny Appleseed?

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Elizabeth Ryan, whose cider from the Hudson Valley Draft Cider Company has been featured on Martha Stewart, is another spokesperson for the renewal of cider in the Hudson Valley. She helped found Hudson Valley Cider Week, which will be held October 18-27. This annual event has become one of the keystones in the marketing of Hudson Valley agro-tourism. The promotion features grand tastings, restaurant cider dinners, symposiums, and much more.


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Since September 2004, this special eatery has earned a reputation for delicious hand-crafted dishes prepared with only the freshest, local ingredients. Their focus is on serving unique, seasonal, high-quality food in a casual atmosphere. The flavors of each dish are unlike any other. Experience for yourself their memorable, innovative cuisine prepared by the acclaimed Chef Salah. MUST TRY: Roasted rack of lamb or their amazing burger and tower of fries 4802 Route 209, Accord; 845-626-7777;

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Owners Devin and Marybeth Mills come from some of New York City's finest restaurants. Seeking to move closer to the farms supplying their menu, they have beautifully restored this country farmhouse, set among the bucolic Catskill Mountains. The restaurant supports local growers by changing their menu daily to represent the freshest ingredients available. An outside deck provides an amazing view. Peekamoose also has amazing catering menus for your upcoming special event. MUST TRY: Pan-roasted Beaverkill Hatchery rainbow trout 8373 Route 28, Big Indian; 845-254-6500;


Bistro Mountain Store Deli

20 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner; 845-255-4151;

A deli at the base of the cliffs that has everything you need to nourish you for a day of hiking or climbing, including delicious coffee to start your day. Wide selection of creative sandwiches, wraps, and salads. MUST TRY: The Minnewaska veggie sandwich

Homemade American Cuisine

Features prime steaks, grass-fed beef, seafood, and pasta in a historic 1788 gristmill. Their menu

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a favorite in the community. The Café also has live music every week, including Acoustic Thursday that showcases Hudson Valley songwriters; check out their music calendar on their website.

5 High Falls Café Casual American

Located right on Stone Dock Golf Course, The High Falls Café has great views from the back deck. Wednesdays are their famous wing and pasta nights, which is

The Northern Spy is nestled among waterfalls and apple orchards in the beautiful village of High Falls. The Spy offers guests an inviting, cozy atmosphere to dine and relax with award winning wines and cuisine. Whether you're looking for duck confit with a port glaze, free-range tofu wings, or an eight-ounce burger, the Northern

is inspired by Italian and American country cooking, featuring fresh, local artisan products and ingredients of the Hudson Valley.

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Spy Cafe will make your dining experience most enjoyable. MUST TRY: Pan-roasted Muscovy duck breast 155 Main St, High Falls; 845-6877298;

ranges. Relax with your friends for drinks and appetizers around a warm and inviting full-surround bar that features over 100 imported and domestic beers and fine wines. Sit outside on one of their two outdoor patios, and enjoy the family game area with ping-pong and billiards. MUST TRY: Surf & turf

goal is to satisfy and delight you by providing quality prepared foods for you to enjoy in the cafe or at home. Perfect for an amazing dinner without the cleanup.

948 Route 28, Kingston; 845-3409800;

11 Cheese Louise American New/ Traditional

7 Cancelliere's Pizza Pizzeria Restaurant

A favorite pizzeria in town with a family-friendly atmosphere. Stop in for a quick slice of pizza, or sit down and stay for dinner. Everything at Cancelieres has a oneof-a-kind taste with homemade marinara and pasta sauce passed down from previous generations.

10 Boitson’s

American Bistro

MUST TRY: The chicken parmesan


Gander Inn

Casual American

The Gander Inn Restaurant is nestled between the majestic Catskill and Shawangunk mountain


47 North Front Street, Kingston; 845-339-2333;

MUST TRY: Chocolate mousse or the chocolate croissant bread pudding

6508 Route 209, Kerhonkson; 845-626-0209;

6320 Route 209, Kerhonkson; 845-626-2441

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Blue Mountain Bistro-To-Go

Gourmet Takeout

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go is open seven days a week, serving gourmet restaurant food and desserts to eat in or take out. Their

An old renovated storefront in historic Uptown Kingston is now the amazing Boitson’s. The American menu is refined, yet comfortable, serving cuisine as varied as trout meuniere and fried chicken. The dining has the feel of an upscale bistro with a bar touch. In good weather, the back deck, with views of the Catskills, is another of Boitson's many secrets waiting to be discovered. MUST TRY: Their Blue Plate Specials are always spot on. Also,

A paradise for cheese lovers of all kinds. Here you will find fine local and international cheeses, nitritefree salamis, sausages, crackers, an array of breads, smoked fish, delicious caviar, fine olive oils, balsamic vinegars, organic coffee, prepared foods, fresh soups, and so much more. This shop really has it all, including a welcoming and very helpful atmosphere. MUST TRY: Tomme de chèvre muscadet—a semi-hard goat cheese from the Vendeé region of France. 940 Route 28, Kingston; 845-8538207;

12 Deisings

Bakery/Traditional American

Deising's has been family-owned and operated for 45 years, which is no surprise considering they have an award winning bakery, restaurant, coffee shop, and catering company in two convenient locations in Uptown and Midtown Kingston. They have some of the finest wedding cakes in the Hudson Valley, seasonal baked goods, holiday specialties, mail-order cookie platters shipped anywhere in the United States, and so much more. MUST TRY: French toast on challah bread and black & white cookies to take home 111 North Front Street, Kingston; 845-338-7505; 584 Broadway, Kingston; 845-338-1580;



743 Route 28, Kingston; 845-3382424;

Italian Cafe

Located in beautiful, historic Uptown Kingston, Dominick’s has a very relaxed, yet high-end atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a perfect espresso, panini, or fresh pasta and meatballs, this is the place you want. It’s a great place to enjoy breakfast and lunch or a quick catch-up with a friend.

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New American

34 North Front Street, Kingston; 845-338-4552;

Barbecue & Smokehouse

Hickory BBQ has the most delectable smoked barbecue cuisine north of the Mason-Dixon Line. You and your family can feast on the finest ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and smoked beef. They also feature fish and vegetarian options for those who have a less carnivorous appetite. Desserts compliment their

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This is no ordinary cafe. Enjoy local, organic, and seasonal food and baked goods in the unique design of their open “antique café”. They offer an eclectic mix of vintage goods and antiques. Everything in the restaurant is available for purchase, from the chair you sit in to the art on the walls. Outdated

At Henry’s, creations are presented in an environment that embraces the spirit of their food. It is at once elegant and rustic, refined and relaxed, with eye-catching decor, custom-made wall paper, and delightful views of Buttermilk’s Swan Pond and grounds. Henry’s embraces the locavore movement by utilizing the ingredients from Buttermilks’ Millstone Farm along with other homegrown Hudson Valley food.

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17 Bacchus

Traditional American and Tex/Mex

Hometown restaurant and craft beer bar with great food and an AMAZING beer selection. Features over 500 bottled beers from breweries all over the world. Fantastic meeting place to gather with friends.

of social life in New Paltz, a place to meet people, bump into old friends, or sit quietly and read the papers. Known since 1981 for great bagels, croissants, rolls, rugulah, danish and butter cookies, The Bakery includes a coffee bar and full lunch menu. MUST TRY: Raspberry almond tart or blueberry cheesecake 13a North Front Street, New Paltz; 845-255-8840;

MUST TRY: Bacchus creamy seafood pasta 4 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz; 845-255-8636;

18 The Bakery

Bakery & Cafe

Residents consider The Bakery, with its rustic outdoor cafe and beautiful gardens, to be the center


MUST TRY: Huevos rancheros for breakfast or the tempeh reuben for lunch

MUST TRY: The shallow-poached cod with mussels

19 Barnabys Steakhouse Steakhouse

Barnabys is located in the historic Village Hall, formerly a 500-seat theater built by the New Paltz Literary Association in 1863. Enjoy

MUST TRY: Hickory’s legendary 48-hour, free-range chicken with a side of mac & cheese

has a wonderful vegetarian menu in which every item can also be made gluten- free.

down-home cooking and are made in-house daily.


large portions of pasta, burgers, dry-aged steak, and more, while taking in the beautiful atmosphere of the building.

syrup, fresh honey, and fruits and vegetables. Stop in for an individual cupcake, or have them cater a special event.

MUST TRY: Grilled skirt steak and stuffed shrimp combo

MUST TRY: Salt away my sugar cupcake

16 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz; 845-255-2433;

20 Jar’d

Wine Pub

This great new wine bar in the Water Street Market in New Paltz is an experience. Everyone raves about their amazing wine list and unique local beers. It's an intimate, funky, and energetic space created for the local community and beyond. Wine, beer, small snacks, and—most definitely—a fun time. MUST TRY: Smoked trout spread 10 Main Street Suite 305, Water Street Market, New Paltz; 845-2558466;



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184 Main Street, New Paltz; 845255-2253;


Cupcake shop and cafe

Their cupcakes are made fresh from scratch every morning from the finest ingredients, including Hudson Valley dairy products and eggs, pure NY State maple

215 Huguenot Street, New Paltz; 845-255-7888;

The Cheese Barrel

Gourmet Market and Deli A gourmet store in the heart of the Catskills. It’s a great place to get some delicious sandwiches and treats before or after fishing or loading up for a family picnic. The Cheese Barrel has that small town feel with a lot of heart.

MUST TRY: Home style meatloaf sandwich

Moxie Cupcake

MUST TRY: Crispy duck in sagescented pan jus, roasted winter squash medley, and Lyonnaise blue potatoes, all from local farms


Fresh dishes made with a local, farm-to-table philosophy. Awesome organic options and different specials every day that never fail to impress. Delicious take-away foods and specialty drinks like smoothies, fresh juice, and great hot chocolate. Offers catering for weddings and special events.

175 Main Street, New Paltz; 845-255-2650;

menus, market-inspired cocktails, great wine, and craft beers all in a beautiful, historic setting.

MUST TRY: The cheddar, bacon, horseradish spread


Rock And Rye Tavern

New American

This restaurant captures the essence of what a tavern would have been a hundred years ago. Find fresh, local foods in a straightforward, yet creative way that best showcase the quality of the ingredients. Enjoy seasonal

798 Main Street, Margaretville; 845-586-4666;

Catamount 25 TatheEmerson Traditional American

The Catamount Restaurant serves classic American food in a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere. They offer mouth-watering selections, including home style favorites guaranteed to satisfy the heartiest of appetites. Adjacent to the Emerson Lodge and Inn, the Cat showcases stunning views of the Esopus Creek and Mount Tremper from their floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor deck. Their wood-hewn bar and three flat screen TVs make it the perfect place for gathering with friends or cheering on your favorite teams. To top it off, on select evenings, you can enjoy live music and dancing. MUST TRY: Braised beef short ribs 5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper; 877-688-2828;

26 Brios

Wood-Fired Pizza and Italian Entrees

70 Main Street, Phoenicia; 845688-5259;

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner since 1973, Brios offers traditional homemade recipes with an eclectic twist. Their crispy thin crust Neopolitan pizza is not the only treat that comes out of the wood fired ovens; they make homemade breads, as well as a broad spectrum of steaks, fish, and other entree items.

portsman's 27 SAlamo Cantina Mexican

Serving authentic Mexican cuisine, from enchiladas suizas and fajitas to fish tacos and everything in between. To accompany your meal, choose from their extensive beer selection of both drafts and bottles. If beer isn’t what you have

This restaurant with its colonial tap room features overhead beams, an open-hearth fireplace, and a charming bar. They serve lunch and dinner seven days a week year round and brunch on Sundays. Dining is in several separate dining rooms and a garden greenhouse. They also cater to banquet, wedding, and private parties.

MUST TRY: One of everything on the tapas menu

29 Puccini Restaurante

6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck; 845-876-3330;

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Classic Italian Food

28 Osaka Sushi


Osaka Japanese Restaurant has been open for over 14 years and has consistently scored “excellent” ratings from Zagat, Culinary Institute of America, and other publications every year since their opening. Each dish is prepared with detail and consistency. Very fresh sushi and innovative flair.

Puccini is an amazing family-owned restaurant located in a very friendly and romantic spot. The loving atmosphere is complemented by clean, impeccable dishes. All dishes are served with choice of potato and vegetable or pasta, and many items can be prepared gluten-free. Puccini is also available for private parties and catering. MUST TRY: Capellini alla marinara — so simple and so delicious 22 Garden Street, Rhinebeck; 845876-3055;

32 China Rose

Authentic Hunan style Chinese



New American

Terrapin strives to consistently provide fresh, high-quality food by celebrating the robust local bounty. The New York Times says, “The food is a fantasy come true.” Great for both a quiet dinner for two or large family gathering. Choose either the main dining room or the


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more casual Red Bistro.

MUST TRY: Free-range chicken pot pie

MUST TRY: The chicken/goat cheese/pancetta calzone 68 Main Street, Phoenicia; 845-688-5370;

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at the 30 Tavern Beekman Arms

The China Rose restaurant is set in historic Rhinecliff, steps away from the train station and overlooking the beautiful Hudson River. They have been proudly serving up their amazing Chinese food to hungry patrons since 1995. Their ingredients are extremely fresh and the flavors in every dish are out of this world. Zagat rated “Best Chinese Food in the Hudson Valley” for the past 15 years!

MUST TRY: Chicken mole enchiladas

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Great Hikes for Fall Colors Difficulty: Moderate Total Mileage: 3.8 Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet

The Hudson Valley is blessed in many ways. Perhaps the greatest asset for locals and visitors is its full array of seasonal changes. The region's wide variety of deciduous trees makes fall particularly enticing for leaf peeping visitors. What better way is there to view fall foliage than getting up close and personal with our tree friends and taking a hike on our public lands? The following are three popular local hikes offering a view from Beacon Mountain photo by Joseph A

spectacular fall foliage views throughout the Hudson Valley.

Beacon Mountain

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On a clear day, you can even see the

Beacon Mountain has been an important observation point in the Hudson Highlands since the Revolutionary War. The mountain's southern peak is the highest point in the Hudson Highlands. Due to its height, it served the Colonial forces as a lookout to watch for British troop movements along the Hudson River. In fact, Mount Beacon and the city below gain their namesake from the signal fires that were lit atop the mountain's summit when Redcoats were spotted. Today, fires are prohibited on the mountain. However, a newly restored fire tower sits atop the summit, offering panoramic views of the Hudson River Valley. On a clear day, you can even see the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline to the south from the tower. This makes Beacon a very popular location during peak foliage, and the parking lot can fill up quickly on the weekends. Visitors are advised to arrive early for the best parking.

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Beacon Mountain is most easily reached from the parking area at Mount Beacon Park on Route 9D, just inside the Beacon City limits. From the parking area, the trail leads southeast along a flat gravel road for a short distance before it reaches a long set of metal stairs. To the right, you will notice the rusting remains of the Beacon Incline Railway, which once carried guests to Beacon Casino. At the top of the stairs, the red trail veers left and begins the .8 mile ascent towards


to the south from the tower.

photo by James Halstead the former terminus of the railway. The red trail follows a long series of switchbacks, at times steeply, in this section. The popularity of this trail is evident through the amount of loose scree that has resulted from overuse and erosion. Staying on the trail and not taking short cuts to avoid the switchbacks will help to reduce further erosion and also maintain the tree's root systems. As you breathe heavily forging your way forward, don't forget to stop and examine a few of the colorful leaves that have fallen from the magnificent trees that surround you.

Soon you will pass the junction of a yellow trail on your left. You should stay to the right, and continue to follow the red trail. There are a few other unmarked trails leading left as well. These are the remains of the Dutchess Ski Area, which operated from 1967 until 1975. You may also notice some concrete blocks along the trail that were the base of the ski lifts. After what seems like an eternity, the trail finally levels out, and you find yourself standing on the remains of the Beacon Casino.

a few of the colorful leaves that surround you. VIDEO:

photo by Joseph A You are now truly blessed with some amazingly colorful views composed of the Hudson River, city of Beacon, city of Newburgh and even the Shawangunk and Catskill mountains. As the view's novelty begins to wear off you might ponder, “What was this concrete slab I am standing on?� The area actually has an interesting history. The site was home to the Beacon Casino and Beaconcrest Hotel, which opened in 1902. It was a popular tourist destination throughout the early 20th Century for New York City residents who came to escape the grueling city heat. Guests came to stay, dine, and dance at the famous resort. Unfortunately, in 1927 a fire broke out in the Beaconcrest Hotel, which subsequently

spread to the Casino, leaving both structures destroyed. However, the Incline Railway was undamaged and a new casino was opened in 1928. After surviving several more fires, the Incline Railway closed in 1978 when the land in the area you are standing on was sold in a tax sale. In 1982 a fire destroyed the entire Incline Railway along with the rebuilt casino. When facing the river, you will notice a brick structure on your right. This is the remains of the Incline Railway's powerhouse. If you look closely you will also notice the old fly wheel that powered the two cable cars that rode the tracks below. Today, the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society has bestowed the mission of rebuilding the railway, which was listed on the National Registrar of Historic places in 1982. Although this is certainly one of the most beautiful views in the Hudson Valley, you should try to tear yourself away and continue up to the southern peak of Mount Beacon. When

You will continue to follow the well-defined trail up a gentle grade to the southeast. The trail is very wide in this section, and in a few spots there are some easily navigated ledges. Although the trail is well defined, it is not very well marked. This can cause some confusion because there are a few large unmarked trail junctions on the left that lead to a communication tower on the North Beacon peak. Though it is illegal to drive motorized vehicles here, many local residents routinely drive their jeeps and other ATVs in this area; this extra wear and tear on the trail further exacerbates the confusing trail system. As a rule of thumb on this section of trail, when in doubt, stay right. As you hike up to the fire tower, you will notice the remains of several vehicles on the side of the trail that never made it off the mountain. After about a half mile, you will reach some small ledges, and the forest will open up around you. The trail then flattens out a bit as the colorful canopy begins to close in on you again. You should now watch out for the white trail on your


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facing the river, if you turn around 180 degrees and look up to your right, you can actually see the fire tower off in the distance. This is where you are heading. It may seem a long way off with a great deal more climbing, but the good news is you have already completed the majority of the elevation on this hike.

As you breathe heavily forging your way forward,


right. Once again, this trail isn't marked very well, but your instinct will probably take over and force you in the right direction. Upon turning right on the white trail, it steeply rises on the final approach to the South Beacon summit. This is without a doubt the steepest section of trail you will face on the northeast side of Mount Beacon. As you huff and puff your way up the slab rock face, the Beacon Fire Tower will come into view. When you reach the base, catch your breath as you take in the tremendous views that surround you. Then climb the steel stairs of the newly restored tower. The tower just had a grand re-opening ceremony in June of 2013. Once your soul has been immersed in the world of color and light, it is time to walk back down the way you came. VIDEO:

Bonticou Crag

Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced Total Mileage: 2.8 Elevation Gain: 849 feet The Shawangunk Ridge has long been a favorite spot for leaf peeping. The flattopped ridge opens up to scenic vistas in many locations. Perhaps one of its most quickly accessible and rewarding points is Bonticou Crag.


The best parking area to reach Bonticou Crag is located in the Mohonk Preserve at the Spring Farm Entrance off of Knolls Road in the town of New Paltz. Be advised there is a $12 day use fee for hikers, but children 12 and under are free; membership offers a cheaper option when using the Preserve regularly. The fees to explore Mohonk Preserve are well worth the investment and there are many areas to explore besides Bonticou Crag.

photo by dogtooth77 From the parking area, head up the Farm Road for a few hundred feet and then turn right onto the well-marked Bonticou Crag trail. The red trail will take you up the side of a nicely sloping meadow. It then crosses the Cedar Drive carriage road through a small grove of trees and almost immediately across another carriage road called Bonticou Road. You then follow the red foot trail, as it gradually climbs a moderate grade for about .3 miles until it reaches a crossroads of Cedar Drive and

Bonticou Road, which have looped back around you at this point. There is also a swampy area to your right. At this point you should veer to your left and follow a gravel carriage road up a slight grade. Do not follow Cedar Drive. After about a quarter mile, a steep rock outcrop will come into view, and you will walk parallel with it for around one hundred yards. This rock is actually Bonticou Crag, and you will have the opportunity to scramble up its steep face momentarily. But first, you will reach a junction with a yellow trail that descends to your left. Follow the yellow trail until it reaches the base of Bonticou Crag, where you must weigh your options. If you are an experienced hiker and crave a good technical challenge, you will greatly enjoy the scramble that lays ahead of you on the yellow trail. However, if using your hands to pull yourself to the top of mountain is not your thing, you might want to follow the blue trail that leads to your left when facing Bonticou Crag. This trail eventually loops you back to the yellow trail on your right in a little over a quarter

If you are the adventurous sort and want to give yourself an upper body work out, you should continue on the yellow trail as it shimmies up the side of Bonticou Crag. The base of the Crag is filled with large boulders that you will need to scramble over to reach the top. Notice that the boulders have yellow blazes painted on them pointing you in the safest upward direction. Don’t lose track of the blazes and create your own path—the yellow-blazed path is definitely easiest. Soon, the boulders become larger, forcing you to use your hands to pull your body up. Eventually, the yellow trail culminates in a large crack, which you have to wedge yourself into and shimmy your way up. Be careful in this section, for there are plenty of places to lose your balance, and a bad fall could result in a serious injury. After forcing yourself up over this crack, the ascent is almost entirely behind you and the top of the dwarf pitch pine-lined Bonticou Crag comes into view. When you reach the pitch pines, turn right, head about 40 yards into the clearing, and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Count yourself blessed as you bask in the views that unfold before you. To the north, you


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mile. After a relatively steep climb, the yellow trail takes you up to the top of the Crag on a more gradual grade. Here you will find your more adventurous friends laughing at you, errr, waiting for you.

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can capture a compelling view of the Catskill's Eastern Devil's Path lined with a fiery mix of deciduous and coniferous trees. To your south, admire the Wallkill Valley at the end of harvest. After you have soaked in the fruits of your labor, you can descend Bonticou Crag either via the scramble on the west side or the yellow trail to the blue trail on the north side to complete your loop and return to the Spring Farm parking area. VIDEO: Mohonk_Preserve_Hike

lollipop loop. Despite its popularity, this trail is not advised for most dogs or children. The trail can also get quite mucky during rainy seasons. Kaaterskill's summit is most easily reached from the Devil's Kitchen parking area on the seasonal Platte Clove Road in West Saugerties. This is a popular parking area, so once again, it is advised that you arrive early to find a parking spot. The drive up Platte Clove Road can be an amazing opportunity for leaf peeping just on its own.

Perhaps some of the best leaf peeping in the Northeast can be found within the

Kaaterskill (High Peak) Difficulty: Advanced Total Mileage: 9-10 miles Elevation Gain: 2,160

Blue Line of the Catskills. VIDEO:

Perhaps some of the best leaf peeping in the Northeast can be found within the Blue Line of the Catskills. So, no hiking guide to fall foliage would be complete without including at least one Catskill 3500 foot peak. At 3,655 feet tall, Kaaterskill High Peak was once thought to be highest Catskill Mountain. Although this has been disproven, it still is a great hike and offers a wonderful opportunity for viewing fall foliage. Bagging High Peak involves bushwhacking because there is no marked trail to the summit. However, the peak is so popular that there is a well-established herd path traversing the mountain. This makes it possible to create a photo by Eric Ortner 66

From the Devil's Kitchen parking area, head north on the well-defined blue snowmobile trail. The trail follows a steady incline, eventually leading to a junction where you should keep right on the blue trail. After about a mile you will reach a yellow trail junction leading 1.4 miles to the scenic view of Huckleberry Point. As you continue on the blue trail, you will cross several streams through a boggy flat area. Be sure and try to keep your feet dry, as it can get quite wet here.

After you are finished examining the wreck, continue heading west on the well-defined snowmobile trail for just under three quarters of a mile. At this point, you will notice a large cairn marking the unofficial trail leading up to the summit of High Peak. The ascent is gradual at first, but quickly becomes quite steep. It culminates in a technical and challenging rock scramble up Hurricane Ledge. If you fall here, you could be seriously injured, so great caution is required. Once you have reached the top of Hurricane Ledge, you can rest. You are now blessed with a view of the Eastern Devil's Path and Platte Clove Valley. This is a great place to break for lunch and spend a good amount of time. Although you still need to reach the top of High Peak, rushing past this area will only cause disappointment, for there is no view at the actual summit of Kaaterskill High Peak because it is shrouded in coniferous trees.

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After taking your well-deserved break, it is time to continue on to complete the summit. From Hurricane Ledge, the summit is only about another quarter mile away. Once you reach the small clearing at the top of Kaaterskill, keep your eyes open for the remains of a second plane that crashed nearby. There is not much to see at the apex of this 35er, so you'll quickly become bored. Once boredom has set in, follow the northern facing unmarked trail down to the main snowmobile trail again. This half mile stretch of unmarked trail is also very steep in sections, though not quite as exposed as Hurricane Ledge, so once again great caution is required. During heavy rain, the unmarked path can also seem more like a stream than a trail. Once you reach the official trail and are greeted by another large cairn, you should turn right. You will quickly come to another juncture and will need to turn right once more. This short trail will merge again onto the blue trail. At this merger, you are also required to turn right. From here, you will descend the blue snowmobile trail in a southeasterly direction to your car back the way you came. All the while, be sure to soak in the bountiful beauty that the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains have to offer.

If your backcountry orienteering skills are still unproven, then it is advised that you remain on the blue trail for another mile. Eventually you will reach a junction on your left. Follow this for a quarter mile until you reach a T in the trail.

At the T, turn left, heading southeast. The trail in this section is relatively flat as you skirt along the edge of the final ascent of Kaaterskill High Peak. After about one mile, you will reach an interesting site. On the left side of the trail, you will notice the porcupine-eaten remains of a plane crash. This was a cargo plane that crashed in 1987, killing all passengers. If you orienteered to the coordinates listed previously, you will have reached the trail about 400 feet north of the site of the plane crash.

Once again the trail begins to steeply rise again. At 1.25 miles from the Huckleberry Point junction, there is an opportunity to shave some distance off of the hike by bushwhacking. If you have a GPS or are an experienced orienteer, head west when your reach the coordinates of "N42 09.561 W74 04.045". There may be a small cairn here, but don’t count on it. You should navigate to the coordinates of "N42 09.572 W74 04.235", where you will reconnect with the snowmobile trail.



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Today there are over a thousand named rock climbs on the four main formations—Skytop, The Trapps, The Near Trapps, and Millbrook Mountain—and the busiest days can have as many as 1,200 climbers struggling against gravity on the steep cliffs of the Mohonk Preserve. Despite the huge number of climbers, Millbrook Mountain sits quietly, much like it did in 1935, when it drew the first climbers. These climbers marched up to the wall through fields, forest, and talus to the base of the wall and climbed what today is known simply as Old Route.


Hidden Millbrook:

Climbers have been visiting the Shawangunks for nearly eighty years.

Despite its history and the fact that it is the tallest formation in the Gunks, Millbrook is decidedly not popular with climbers. Exponentially more hikers visit the glacier-polished dome of Millbrook’s summit every year than the sheer cliff face below. A crowded day climbing at Millbrook will certainly see far more vultures soaring lazily back and forth than climbers dancing upward. There are barriers to climbing at “The Bank,” as some call it, but the rewards are rich for those willing to accept the challenge. It’s approximately a seven-mile round trip hike to get to Millbrook from the Mohonk Preserve’s West Trapps parking area. This means that most folks need to get an early start. There photos courtesy of Alpine Endeavors

also seem to be more ticks, wasp nests, and snakes at Millbrook than almost anywhere else on the ridge. Also, one must rappel 50 meters from the top of the cliff to a large ledge that traverses the length of the wall, endearingly known as “Death Ledge.”This increases the feeling of commitment, as the only way out is up! And this means traveling through some hazardous rock—due to the nature of the rock and the lack of much climber traffic, the first 30-50 feet of most Millbrook climbs have a bit of loose, dangerous rock. Lastly, the routes are hard; grades for these climbs tend to be in the higher echelon—5.10 to 5.12—and they are steep and exposed like few others in the Gunks. But here lies some of the reward!

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Rock Climbing’s Traditional Roots on the Mohonk Preserve


Millbrook has the purest traditional climbing on the Eastern Seaboard. No bolts have ever been placed there, and there exists just one permanent rappel anchor on the entire cliff. Climbers who bring the requisite expertise, determination, and fitness are rewarded with many of the finest and most challenging sections of climbing in the United States. While the world around us is a whirling dervish of shifting attitudes and styles, Millbrook remains largely just as those early pioneers found it in 1935.

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Park at the West Trapps Parking Area of the Mohonk Preserve on Route 44/55. The Mohonk Preserve is a nonprofit land trust that manages and protects 8,000 acres along the Shawangunk Ridge. A day use fee of $12 for hikers and $17 for climbers or an annual membership is required. If you are getting an early start and beat the rangers, please use one of the self-pay fee collectors to purchase your pass. These can be found at the entrance to the parking lot and just to the north of the Trapps Bridge along the Undercliff Road. With some variation, there are essentially two options for getting out to Millbrook from the West Trapps parking lot. You can go along the Millbrook Ridge trail, which is very scenic, but the Trapps Road to the Coxing Trail is the quickest way. From the parking area, follow the Trapps


Connector Trail from the east end of the parking lot to the stone steps leading up to carriage road. Go right onto the Trapps Road, and follow for just over a mile to the well-marked Coxing Trail on the left. This portion can be made super quick by riding a bike and locking it at the start of the Coxing Trail. Follow the Coxing Trail for a mile

and change till it merges with Millbrook Mountain Trail and go left, continuing up the hill and on to the summit of Millbrook Mountain. From the top, look east and then north (left) along the edge of the lower cliff band to find a large, mostly dead pine tree. This tree is the tra-

Climbers that bring the requisite expertise, determination, and fitness are rewarded with many of the finest and most challenging sections of climbing in the United States. ditional rappel, and, due to its impending total demise, it is recommended to build an anchor nearby and then come back to retrieve it after you climb. Once you find the hard-to-miss tree, look to your left further, and you will find a somewhat faint climbers’ path that leads down off the summit into a large corner and onto a grassy area. The trail will then break right; follow it twenty paces or so until it splits, with one trail continuing roughly parallel to the cliff edge and the other going a bit left and directly to the edge. You’ll quickly find

Note that Death Ledge is quite wide in some areas and quite narrow and exposed in others. Seriously consider roping up for all traversing on this ledge; there is still at least a hundred feet of cliff below you.

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Dick Williams’ book, The Climber’s Guide to The Shawangunks: The Near Trapps/ Millbrook is excellent. Additionally, local climber Christian Fraccia has created an excellent website dedicated solely to documenting Millbrook climbs and history. The site includes


Climb at your own risk, and be self-sufficient, as rescue would be slow coming.

Rock climbing is extremely dangerous, especially so at Millbrook, for the cliff is isolated and poses a series of particular risks, such as loose rock, exposed ledges, and lack of fixed protection or anchors. Climb at your own risk, and be self-sufficient, as rescue from this area

would be slow coming. Millbrook is not the place to be practicing your skills.

Climb carefully and conservatively.


Joe Vitti is a full-time rock and ice climbing guide with Alpine Endeavors. He lives with his family in High Falls and leads trips here in the Hudson Valley, as well as climbing areas throughout the United States.

You are now directly above one of the finest 5.7 climbs anywhere, Westward Ha!, and you will be rapping down; it will require a full sixty meters to reach Death Ledge. As you descend, look for the classic 5.10 Time Eraser about 40 feet to your left, and to your right you will see the popular and excellent Cruise Control.

§ High Traverse (5.5) § Westward Ha! (5.7) § Resurrection Finish to HT (5.8) § Cruise Control (5.9-) § Realm of the Fifth Class Climber (5.9) § Lesson in History (5.9) § Time Eraser (5.10) § Cuckoo Man (5.10+) § White Rose (5.11) § Square Meal (5.11)

yourself looking down a funky fifteen-foot corner system. The big pine is obvious off to your left (looking out) on the lowest ledge. Look further left, and you’ll see a large terrace with lots of blueberries; this is where you will want to stash extra water and whatever you don’t want to climb with. Take extra care moving down to the ledge—though the climbing is not difficult, there is significant exposure here and using the rope might not be a bad idea.

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The Mohonk Preserve Connectivity at its Best

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Land conservation isn’t exactly a new concept, but few had the idea back in 1869 when the twin Smiley brothers purchased 280 acres and a ten-room inn in the heart of the Shawangunk Mountains. Since then, local conservation has included the creation of state parks and other preserves, such as Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Sam’s Point Preserve, and Catskill Park, but there have been very successful private efforts as well, one of the most important being the Mohonk Preserve, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 74

photo by Michael Neil O’Donnell Hikers on the summit of Bonticou Crag Mohonk Preserve

Years ago, when visitors would come up to the Mohonk Mountain House from the city, the gate-

Gretchen Reed, who is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Preserve, says that the Preserve is partnering on this project with the Open Space Institute (OSI), an organization that has been responsible for helping preserve more than 2.2 million acres in North America. “We have purchased a number of properties Photo by Michael Neil O’Donnell Testimonial Gateway on the Foothills property - Mohonk Preserve

This project will be something for hikers to look forward to, as the gatehouse property will become part of a trailhead entrance to the Preserve. In addition to the Visitor Center and West Trapps trailheads on Routes 44/55, visitors will be able to access the Preserve just outside of the Village of New Paltz.

This project will be something for hikers to look forward to, as the gatehouse property will become part of a trailhead entrance to the Preserve.


The Preserve is now adding to its footprint by incorporating 534 acres of land around one of the most iconic structures in New Paltz, the testimonial gateway and original entrance to the Mohonk Mountain House, which can be seen as you drive west from the Village of New Paltz on Route 299.

house would be the first Mohonk-related structure they would pass. “That ended relatively early though,” says Reed, adding that the gatehouse became functionally obsolete after the mass production of the automobile got going in earnest. “We have photos of it when it was the horseand-carriage entry to the Mountain House…and it is, once again, going to be a gateway to the ridge, just to a different portion of the ridge.”

from Open Space Institute,” Reed says. “We purchased the Giant's Ledges property in Rosendale from them last year (2012), and this year we’ve entered into an agreement to purchase a portion of the Mohonk Preserve Foothills from them.” OSI, interestingly, purchased the foothills land in 2011 from Smiley Brothers, Inc., owners of the Mohonk Mountain House.


ince 1963, the Mohonk Trust, which became the Mohonk Preserve in 1978, has steadily grown into the 8,000 acres it now encompasses. In addition to preserving land and its associated wildlife, the Preserve is an authoritative voice when it comes to the protection of our natural beauty here in the Hudson Valley and throughout the Northeast. With more than 13,000 members, it is an organization that has been way ahead of the curve when it comes to outreach programs and the ethical use our unique lands. Their four main areas of focus—environmental education, land protection, land stewardship, and conservation science—make the Preserve one of the region’s most treasured organizations.


photo by David Ramage Mohonk Preserve

The structure itself, though, like many old buildings that fall out of active use, needs to be stabilized and preserved as part of an overall trailhead connectivity project. The project will also incorporate an area known as Humpo Marsh, an important area for migratory birds and other wildlife. And there are also grasslands that will be preserved, providing habitat for numerous species. With grasslands in this area disappearing at an alarming rate, this kind of long-term thinking will mean future generations can enjoy this diversity and, more importantly, that our avian friends will be with us for a long time to come. Part of this process involves grants from the Hudson River Valley Greenway and New York State Conservation Partnership Program, the proceeds of which have been used to develop plans to integrate the Mohonk Preserve Foothills with the Preserve's exisitng carriage road and trail network. “The trail connectivity planning is looking at the entire property, including all the existing carriage roads and trails on the property, to determine which ones are the best ones to continue to use and how we can create the best circulation plan,” Reed says. “And then, in a complementary plan, we’re doing a comprehensive assessment of the actual trailhead, which will involve parking and initial access to the property.” All of this, however, will take into account the delicate ecosystems in the area, so the Preserve will continue to do what its name indicates. Currently, the Preserve manages more than 75 miles of trails and carriage roads, and it attracts more than 150,000 visitors annually. All of this is maintained by dedicated staff and volunteers. Some


of these trails and roads are more difficult, designed for experienced hikers, while others are gentler, and well suited to those of us who are rediscovering what it means to be active. “At the Mohonk Preserve Foothills property, we realize that some people are just going to take an easy stroll, and there will be a great opportunity to do that,” Reed says. “But other people are going to want to be able to

Connectivity is important not just for recreation and educational opportunities, but also for wildlife, to maintain connected open spaces. go on and connect up on the ridge, so we’re looking at all the different alternatives and options for the various types of recreation. We’ll have people who will be walking, people who will be hiking, and people who will be riding bicycles photo by Michael Neil O’Donnell Bonticou Crag Mohonk Preserve

Raising money, or course, like most non-profit groups, is something the Preserve engages in on a consistent basis. Recently it undertook a $5.5 million capital campaign in order to fund this and other projects, and many donors in our community have generously aided this cause. “In our ongoing capital campaign called 'Conservation for the Next Century,' we have a land protection component, in which we have identified a number of high-priority, environmentally important lands that we would like to acquire,” Reed says. “And we were very fortunate that in December of last year we were awarded a photo by Michael Neil O’Donnell Spring Farm carriage road and Bonticou Crag Mohonk Preserve

The Preserve has also participated in the reintroduction of species that had previously been extinct on the ridge. Peregrine falcons were reintroduced in 1975, as well as the fisher, a member of the weasel family, and the wood rat. “That’s really the key—connectivity,” Reed says. “Connectivity is important not just for recreation and educational opportunities, but also for wildlife, to maintain connected open spaces. That’s another important thing we consider in terms of our land protection goals. We’re working with our other partners … to create these connected areas of open space for wildlife.”

Better yet, stop by and visit the Mohonk Preserve’s Visitor Center at 3197 Route 44/55, Gardiner. The Visitor Center is open year-round, free of charge, and it offers opportunities to take a self-guided outdoor stroll, explore the indoor exhibits about local flora and fauna, learn about the Center’s green geo-exchange heating and cooling system, or examine the three-dimensional topographical model of the region. Here you can also become a member or purchase day passes to enter any of the Preserve’s four trailheads. Individual membership is $55/year and $45/year for seniors and students; additional biking options are an extra $15 and technical rock climbing options are an extra $35. Active duty military service members receive special discounts. Day fees are $12 for hikers and $17 for climbers and bikers.


and horses. We’re looking at all the different multiple uses for the trails on that property. ”

$500,000 grant from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program, which will help fund the $2.5 million acquisition of the Foothills Property. And then we also have an ongoing capital campaign called ‘Conservation for the Next Century.’ An important component of that campaign is land acquisition, of which this is a portion.”

Visit to read about all the Mohonk Preserve offers, from its educational outreach programs to its conservation efforts and guided hikes. The website also includes an interactive history timeline that allows web visitors to see how the Preserve started out and how it has been expanded over the years. You might be interested to know that there have been a number of scientific endeavors associated with the Preserve, including students from SUNY New Paltz using it as an outdoor environmental lab, studies on the gypsy moth, and precipitation collection. Much has taken place at the Preserve during its 50-year history.

Stop by and visit the Mohonk Preserve’s Visitor Center at 3197 Route 44/55, Gardiner. The Visitor Center is open year-round, free of charge and offers plenty of opportunities.


photo by John Hayes Split Rock Mohonk Preserve

Each autumn, the Preserve also offers special events. For instance, the Pfalz Point Trail Challenge 10-Mile Benefit Run will take place on September 22, and the annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival is scheduled for the weekend of October 11-12. More details about these and other events are available at the website. If all of this sounds like something you’d be interested in, it’s a simple process to become a member. And the Preserve is always seeking volunteers if you’d prefer a more hands-on approach. If nothing else, you’ll become well-informed as to the difference between the Mohonk Preserve and Mohonk Mountain House. People often confuse the two because the Preserve and Mohonk House are adjacent to one another, creating nearly10,000 acres of natural land, and this doesn’t even include the 2,220 acres located within Minnewaska State Park Preserve, which also abut the Mohonk Preserve. Reed says, “What started with the preservation of some land that was owned by the Smiley family has now extended into Rosendale, Gardiner, and down into New Paltz. But, yes, we are obviously linked by both name and heritage.” And a reciprocal agreement allows Mohonk Preserve members to pay an additional $10 to park at the current gatehouse of Mohonk Mountain House and visit its resort grounds and carriage roads. This autumn, witness for yourself the beauty of the Mohonk Preserve’s forests, streams, and meadows. The Preserve has something for people with all abilities, and autumn is the time to relish fall colors and connect with nature during the season’s cool mornings and warm days.


photo by Michael Neil O’Donnell Coxingkill stream Mohonk Preserve

So, be sure to visit the Preserve during these glorious autumn days in the Valley, and consider joining their efforts to save the land for life.

photo by John Mizel

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Though the shop was originally a large Manhattan gallery with two storage facilities, everything was packed up in 2012 and delivered with loving care to its present location on Broadway in Kingston. “My parents still show in Manhattan,” says Rebekah, “but from a much smaller space." She remembers the ordeal of moving the 40-year collection as a labor of love. Rebekah recalls, “We spent many days and nights moving items and figuring out how to set them up in their new home.” If there is one misconception that Rebekah would like to dispel, it is the notion that the antique business is “super stuffy, incredibly expensive, and out of reach,” or the opposite view that antiques stores are “dirty, tchotchke shops filled with dusty little things no one wants.” Milne’s At Home Antiques is breaking that stereotype, she declares. “We want people to know antiques can be fun and young, and when mixed into one’s personal décor with thought, they can be contemporary as well as unique and special.”

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MEET THE OWNERS Counting herself extremely fortunate, Rebekah loves being her own boss, working side by side with her parents and partner Seamus, carrying on “the American small-family business tradition.” And Rebekah most-certainly enjoys her best find of all: “discovering that my avocation and my vocation are one in the same.”

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*A note about materials: if you choose to use knit or woven fabrics, like sweaters or scarves (and they’re not already felted by accident), make sure they are mostly wool, and then throw them in the washer and dry them. Now they’ll hold up while you’re sewing!

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Start by inserting stuffing into the ears (you can use a pencil or chopstick to help you), then add more stuffing until your little creature is as plump as you like; just make sure you can still close her up! Using a straight pin, close the opening and continue sewing until you reach your starting point. Make sure to tie a good knot to secure all that sewing you just did.











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Fall Planting The dog days of summer have passed. There is a wonderful crispness in the air, and the cold winds have yet to blow. So, why not spend some time outdoors communing with nature and preparing for an even more beautiful garden next season?

Planting trees is an investment in your property. They add privacy and beauty, screen unwanted views, provide shade on hot summer days, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. Fall planting is also a great outdoor activity for the whole family. In addition, most nurseries and garden centers offer great sales at this time of year so autumn planting also makes good financial sense. The only downside to purchasing plants this time of year is that selection may not be as great as earlier in the season, but in light of the other benefits, this is hardly a deal breaker.

Red Horse Chestnut

Now the question arises:

what to plant? The following are a few suggestions based upon years of experience both in my own garden and those of my clients.

Fall is a wonderful time for planting trees.

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In general, when selecting a tree, one should purchase a specimen that is large/tall enough to withstand possible browsing by Bambi and not be utterly destroyed. Even species that are generally considered deer-resistant are sometimes subject to such nibbling. Usually this happens either in winter, when food is most scarce, or in spring, just as succulent new growth emerges. Whether out of hunger, boredom with their usual diets, or sheer spite, deer don't always get the memo that they are not supposed to eat certain plants. Thus, I recommend that homeowners only install trees that are a minimum of 7-8' tall when planted in the ground. Otherwise, even minor browsing can prove fatal to your sapling. Besides, who wants to wait years and years for the payoff after planting a twig? One of my favorite trees is the Red Horse Chestnut (Aesculus carnea 'Briotii'). This lovely mid-sized tree matures to around 30' tall and wide. It is a great general landscaping tree that is widely planted in the UK and Western Europe, though is it is far rarer on this side of the Atlantic. However, I have one in my own yard and have planted it for several clients. It needs full sun and moist, deep, well-drained soil. In May, it is covered in large, 8-10" tall upright clusters of rose-colored flowers that are truly spectacular. The only downside to this tree is that the fall foliage is not particularly attractive, and its large leaves may brown out during extended


periods of summer drought, if the tree does not receive sufficient moisture. Aside from these issues, Red Horse Chestnut makes a wonderful and dramatic addition to any landscape.

Serviceberry (Amelanchier species), aka Shadblow & Juneberry—This family of flowering trees or large shrubs is native to the Eastern US from Canada to Georgia. They are adaptable and very easy to grow in most any soil, provided they have full to part sun. In the wild, they are often found growing on sunny, wooded slopes, beside ponds, and at the forest's edge, and they are perfectly suited to similar situations in a yard or garden. In general, serviceberries offer many benefits to the landscape. In spring, they produce a wonderful (though somewhat short-lived) display of delicate, white flowers. This is followed later in the season by edible fruits that resemble small blueberries, which birds find irresistible. Hence, it is a great plant for attracting beneficial pollinating insects and a variety of feathered friends to the garden. As implied by its name, Amelanchier grandiflora,

or Autumn Brilliance, is a wonderful tree form of the species that matures to 25' or so in height and features very attractive fall foliage in colors ranging from bright yellow to deep red.

Serviceberries photo by Jeena Paradies

Serviceberries are adaptable and very easy to grow in most any soil.

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River Birches are long-lived and unaffected by most pests and diseases. Heritage River Birch (Betula nigra 'Heritage') — If you are looking for a large, fast-growing native tree that is almost foolproof, try planting a Heritage River Birch. Usually sold as a clump of three to five trunks, this tree is very easy to grow in average to moist soil and in full to part sun. It can even thrive in soggy areas, since in nature it is found growing on riverbanks. Eventually maturing to a statuesque height of up to 60', this species features attractive, tan-colored exfoliating bark that gets lighter with age. As with other birches, the autumn foliage color is yellow. However, unlike its familiar woodland cousin, the Paper Birch, River Birches are long-lived and unaffected by most pests and diseases.

Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudo camellia) or Chinese Stewartia (Stewartia sinensis)—If you stumble upon either specimen, buy it. They are beautiful trees. The two species are very similar in appearance, with the main difference being their size at maturity. The Chinese variety is smaller, reaching only 20-25' or so in height, while the Japanese variety will eventually reach up to 40' tall and 20' wide. Both grow relatively slowly and require moist, well-drained, acidic soils in full sun. As implied by the name Pseudo camellia, Stewartias boast lovely white flowers with golden centers that closely resemble the blooms of a camellia or a rose. These fragrant, 3"-wide flowers appear in July. Stewartias also feature very attractive exfoliating bark in mottled shades of gray, brown, and tan that

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provides year-round interest. As an added bonus, the Chinese Stewartia that I have in my own garden has proven itself very resistant to browsing by deer. In fact, they've never touched any of the lower limbs—an uncommon occurrence in my yard, I can assure you.

rather imposing thorns. As such, if you a looking for a tree for the little ones to climb, these are not the trees for you. However, if you seek a hardy, adaptable tree that offers year-round interest and attracts birds to the garden, please read on. My favorite variety of Hawthorn is Winter King Green Hawthorn. (Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'). It has a lovely, rounded habit and matures to a manageable size of 20-30' tall and wide. It boasts lustrous, dark green foliage and masses of small white flowers in May. In fall, this tree puts on an impressive show of red berries that persists well into the winter, thus bringing birds to the garden. It also features attractive gray bark and a nice branching pattern that adds architectural winter Winter King Crimson Cloud Green Hawthorn interest. Crimson Cloud English Hawthorn photo by Paul Love English Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud') is Hawthorn (Crataegus species)— another lovely flowering tree ideally suited to There are many species of hawthorn available our region. It is slightly smaller than its cousin, at nurseries. Some are somewhat shrubby, the green hawthorn, and features many of the leggy and multi-stemmed in appearance, same attributes. However, the cultivar Crimson while others are treelike in form. However, Cloud boasts stunning, dark rose-red flowers all hawthorns are noted for their late spring with white centers. It is very showy while in blooms, fall berries, and, of course, their bloom. I have several specimens of both Winter

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King and Crimson Cloud in my yard. Of the two, Winter King seems more vigorous, but I absolutely love them both. Lastly, a few words of warning regarding fall planting: Avoid purchasing deciduous trees after the leaves have fallen, because it then becomes difficult to judge the health of the tree you might be considering. Also, plan to finish your fall planting by mid-November, since trees ideally need four to six weeks to acclimate to their new homes prior to the ground freezing. In the MidHudson Valley, this usually happens around the end of December. With spring-flowering bulbs, you have a bit more leeway. I have even been known to plant daffodils, tulips, and alliums during snow flurries as long as the soil is still workable, but trees need more time to adapt.

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Avoiding Costly Home Repairs... A Dozen Fall Fundamentals to Prepare for Winter

Here’s a checklist with some expert advice to prepare for winter, help maintain your home's value, and possibly save money on costly repairs down that inevitable winter road ahead. You’ll be giving yourself a stress-free winter without any duties…well — except shoveling!



Heating Systems

§ Your furnace, boiler, and all ductwork should be thoroughly checked to ascertain that all are in tip-top shape.

§ Make sure the chimney is clear of bird nests and the chimney cap is intact. If you don’t have a chimney cap, consider having one installed. § Avoid risk of fire hazards and blowback due to last season’s build-up of creosote and debris by having the chimney swept. All heating materials create buildup, a potential safety issue.

Don’t be tempted to put maintenance and winter preparation off until you’re out in the cold! Addressing potential issues in and around your home during fall’s comfy temps and inspirational, energizing color will save you time and money and headaches. Fixing a broken water heater or furnace during the most demanding winter months is not something anyone wants to deal with when the professionals are harder to schedule. Your fall home maintenance should address both the inside and outside, from prepping your furnace and firing up your fireplace to turning off outside water lines and tending to garden and patio accessories.

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Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep According to Flynn O’Connor, owner of Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep in Accord, “It’s important to have a thorough inspection done on any chimney that’s in use because of wear, blockages, rusted parts, or animal nests. All these can be seen with a scan from a special inspection camera.” § Test thermostats during fall, and consider replacing regular thermostats with programmable ones. Check to see if a tax deduction or energy credit is available.


Windows and Doors

§ Check all windows for drafts from cracked caulking and seals to prevent your money and heat from flying right out the windows. § Double pane windows should also be checked for cracks that will diminish their efficiency.


§ Check the weather stripping on your main entry door. See any daylight? Feel a draft coming in around the edge? If so, you need new weather stripping. Tony Mirto, owner of A & M Hardware in Accord says, “It’s not only a good idea to replace old weather stripping, but also consider plastic. We carry all different types of plastic a homeowner can put on windows to alleviate any window drafts. We carry a full supply to winterize on a do-it-yourself basis.”

§ Seal cracks around your windows and doors, and walk around the exterior of your house, looking for any small cracks or holes. Remember, even the tiniest crack can be inviting to unwanted guests. Get your caulk gun out, and make sure all cracks are sealed tightly. § To check for drafts, walk around your home with a lit candle. Drafts will pull the smoke toward any cracks—so seal these areas where cold air is seeping in.



§ Avoid freezing pipes by wrapping water pipes with tape insulation from a local hardware or home improvement store. § If you cannot winterize all pipes, cover the ones that are most exposed to the winter elements and most likely to freeze.


Mold and Mildew

§ If you suspect mold and mildew buildup from a damp, humid summer, it’s best to have a really good cleaning done before your windows are closed for winter. Sue from Sanitall Green Cleaning in Olive Bridge says, “Off-gassing of mold spores and indoor air contaminants should be addressed prior to winter. Without chemicals, we can safely remove allergens, such as mold, dust mites, or pet dander on surfaces, as well as what is in the air inside your dwelling. Asthma triggers from these pollutants, as well as allergens, proliferate inside while the windows are closed and air conditioning is off. Sanitall can


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§ Fall is the perfect time to paint. The humidity is low; the windows can still be open for ventilation; and it’s a sweat-free time to spruce up the house for upcoming holidays. It’s also the optimum time to repaint entrance doors and window exteriors, as winter can create havoc on worn and chipped areas.



Roofs and Gutters

§ Clear gutters of fallen leaves and other debris to eliminate the risk of leaks and costly roof repairs due to blockage from frozen accumulation. If your

Clearing gutters will prevent leaks and the need for costly repairs from ice. gutters are clogged, the only place for melting snow or rain to go is under the roof shingles. § Put up heat tape along roof edges, thus preventing ice dams that provide a path for interior water damage. § Make sure your roof has no cracks and that no shingles or flashing is sticking up. § Check that soffits are open so the crawl space or attic has a good airflow.

§ Fall commences the home invasion of mice, spiders, and other pests as they also prepare for winter and take up residence in your home. Look for obvious signs of residency, such as droppings, chewed food wrappers, holes in pantry boxes, and cobwebs. § Make sure all food is in covered containers. § If you must save grocery bags or reuse food wrap, make sure these don’t contain any food particles. § Set traps both inside and out if necessary; there are many options on the market.

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Fall’s a good time to remedy any water drainage issues you may have before the winter freeze. § Keep tree limbs trimmed back and not hanging over the roof. Cut off any branches toward the house so they're not brushing against the roof or siding. § Inspect interior ceilings for any water damage that could represent leaks. § Go up into the attic and look for any dark spots or stains on the underside of the roof itself to check for roof leaks.


Patio Equipment

§ To purge cleanup from your spring to-do list and maintain the look and longevity of your patio furniture, it’s best to protect it from the winter elements with furniture covers or tarps. If possible, store it in an outbuilding, barn, or basement.


Mike's Earthworks § Do the same for your grill—either cover securely, or house in a protected area. § Put away patio planters to prevent freezing and thawing of dirt, which may cause cracks.


Garden Tools

§ Time to clean up and oil shovels, troughs, rakes, and other garden tools to protect them from winter.


Yard Prep

§ Mike, owner of Mike’s Earthworks, says, “Fall’s a good time to remedy any water drainage issues you may have before the winter freeze,

such as water getting into the basement, driveway puddles, or wet spots in the lawn. Taking care of this in the fall will eliminate that muddy, wet mess next spring.” It also prevents future mold and mildew buildup from basement dampness due to improper drainage. § Mow your lawn one last time. The unevenness of the grass might just bother you all winter, and you’ll be happy you did it when your grass looks neat and tidy in the spring.


Outdoor Faucets

§ Prevent frozen—or worse— burst pipes by shutting off the water to all outdoor faucets and allowing them to drain. Need to keep those faucets turned on over the winter? Then, install a frost free sillcock instead.

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Winter Equipment

§ Change the oil and gas in the snowblower, and test it to make sure it’ll start when you need it to. And if you don’t have a snowblower or cannot shovel, make sure you've lined up someone for snow removal. § Drain the gas from the lawnmower before storing it for the winter. And don’t forget to stock your vehicle with necessities for any emergencies, such as a snow shovel, windshield brush/ice scraper, and salt. § If you prefer to have experts prepare your power equipment for winter, Fran Caprotti, Power Equipment Department Manager at Herzog’s Home Center in Kingston Plaza explains, “We will come and pick up any of your equipment and get it winterized and safely working—plus we have a full supply of snow shovels, roof rakes, and many other winter preparation products.”

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The business has actually spread out over a few locations in the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of a lumber and building material home center in Kingston; two paint and decorating shops under the name Hudson Valley Paint & Decorating in Poughkeepsie and Wappingers

Herzog's can best be described as a great American success story on many levels—from not only a business standpoint but a personal one as well. Brad Jordan, its president, can’t say enough about the joy of working with the Herzog staff of employees and their loyal customers, “many of whom have become very close friends through the years,” says Brad. “We really do socialize together on a regular basis and enjoy each other’s company, whether it be at a ball game, cookout, social event, whatever. And it’s not just the employees getting together, but our spouses and kids all spend time together regularly as well. We have all grown up in the community, so in a lot of cases we all knew each other very well from outside of work prior to creating the work relationship.”

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homeowner‘s dream. Falls; another two paint shops under the name Miller Paint & Decorating located in Albany and Latham; and its design center in Kingston Plaza. Whew. While it may be a bit much to keep track of, a visit to Herzogs’ website at herzogs. com does a great job outlining what services they offer, the products they stock, and where the customer can best find them. And the list of categories covered is truly a homeowner’s dream: building supplies, animal products, apparel, repellents, traps, bulbs, seeds, tools, and, of course, paint! The family-owned business has four family members running the day-to-day operations, and it’s Brad who has the top title of president. Brad, along with his dad, brother, and sister-in-law,


covers every aspect of the business, including finances, marketing, and general managing of the operation. He praises his “key” employees that “run various aspects of the business. “We rely heavily on the expertise and hands-on approach of these manager,” says Brad.

“We have numerous managers who have been with us for years, many of whom have previously been in business for themselves and truly understand the daily challenges of running a business and keeping customers satisfied and wanting to come back.”

Brad had other ideas after college graduation, but remembers when his grandfather, Robert Herzog, met with him and set up a plan that had him start right away, so he began his career with the family business immediately. The best part of the job for him, he says, is “working with a great group of employees and co-workers and servicing a very loyal customer base.” It’s those managers and co-workers that Brad praises for the success Herzog’s enjoys, despite the influx of big box shops.

The big box chains, ironically, have created a camaraderie of sorts, says Brad. “We are a member of five different buying groups comprised of members from across the country that are organized to create benefits in not just pricing, but product availability, product knowledge, and service.” Their recent expansion into lawn and garden, kitchen design, and power equipment service is a reaction to market needs.


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The Music Plays On

Though Barcone’s Music Shop just lost father Tim Barcone to a too-soon death, the store lives on, and Tim’s presence is giving family members and staff the strength to do so. You can hear in his daughter Melissa’s voice how much she misses her father: “It was very sudden…he was only 61,” she explains of the heart and soul of Barcone’s Music shop on Broadway in Kingston. “The summer,” she says, “is the music shop’s busiest season, and all she and her family can do is keep going.”

Barcone’s Music. Any musician in the Hudson Valley knows this store. It is the place to rent equipment, get advice, buy reeds, and test out some of the best-made instruments in the industry. Barcone’s can meet just about anyone’s musical needs, and they do it with friendliness and integrity in this family-run business.

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A glance at Tim Barcone’s obituary on the Gormley Funeral Home website provides pages of testimonials to a man who “didn’t just repair instruments, but rather gave a piece of himself to each instrument he fixed.” One particular remembrance was from a former customer and the one that Melissa says sums up the kind of man her dad was:

Tim Barcone “didn’t just repair instruments, but gave

a piece of himself to each instrument he fixed.”


Begun by Tim’s grandfather, Henry, the family’s music business started out in New York City. “Henry introduced musical instruments to the public school system in New York City,” says Melissa. “And this got my grandfather started here in Ulster County. He drove up from the city with 40 instruments and gave them to Ben—my grandfather—to start his own business in Kingston.” Ben’s son, Tim, joined the family business as a repairman in 1965 and opened his own shop—what is now Barcone’s Music—in the early 1970s. Even though Tim was also interested in biology, it was repairing instruments that gave him his greatest joy; the business provides services to an astounding 90 school music programs in eight counties. The love of music has been passed down to daughter Melissa and her brother, Tim Jr., who now run the business. The next generation isn’t far behind as Melissa’s kids also play instruments and her son Ryan, 11, is already showing interest in the family business.

“ I only met Mr. Barcone one time and that was on June 7, 2013 (just a few days before he passed away). He made a lasting impression on me. [In the shop] a teenaged girl explained to him the type of reeds she needed, and when he told her the price she looked sad. She only had $20 and was a little bit short of the sale price. Mr. Barcone said to her not to worry—he sold them to her for the $20 she had and said just play well at your concert!“ Before his passing, Tim Barcone was an astute businessman who foresaw the Internet would make the music business extremely competitive and change the way people shopped, so he created an extensive and informative website. He also saw that the Internet offered inferior instruments but knew that customers would continue to find him for his high standards and true love for the instrument and music in general. He was right!






Melissa and Tim Jr. continue

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As Melissa and Tim Jr. continue their father’s legacy, they are getting a new crop of students ready for their instruments come September, making sure they’re delivered to the schools in time. They are also treating each customer as if they were family too. They know their Dad is watching. “He was a big teaser,” remembers Melissa. “When you were in a bad mood, within no time, he would make you smile, and you’d end up feeling good.” Some things will never change at Barcone’s Music. The business rests in the skilled hands of Melissa and Tim Jr., and it is still the place in the Hudson Valley for music lovers to frequent.

For more information, visit Barcone’s Music at 528 Broadway, Kingston; 845-331-6089;

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alloween is upon us, and hardly a better place to capture the spirit of the season, especially when it comes to pumpkins. New Paltz is home to The Night of 100 Pumpkins, but few of us even know the legend of the mysterious jacko’-lantern. So, let’s take some time to delve into the origin of taking large, orange, scored fruits — namely pumpkins — and transforming them into ghastly, ghoulish creations.

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The practice of decorating and illuminating pumpkins originates from an Irish folktale about a man named “Stingy Jack.” The legend of “Stingy Jack” commences when miserly Jack invites the devil to have a drink with him. As his name “stingy” implies, Jack refuses to pay for his drink and convinces the devil to transform himself into a coin that the Irishman can use to purchase their drinks. And…once the devil obliges, Jack speedily deposits the money into his own pocket. Eventually, Jack sets the devil free under the condition that he will not concern himself with Jack for one year. In addition, the devil agrees

that he will not claim Jack’s soul if, perchance, Jack were to die. As legend has it, the next year Jack, once again, tricks the devil into climbing a tree to pick fruit. While precariously perched in the branches of the tree, Jack carves the sign of the cross into the bark of said tree to prevent the devil from descending until the devil vows not to bother Jack for an additional decade. The devil agrees, but Jack’s problems only intensify. Upon Jack’s eventual passing, he not only isn’t allowed into heaven (as he is considered quite unsavory), but also the devil, being quite upset


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The Night of 100 Pumpkins brings out the ghoulish artist in hundreds of big and little kids!

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by Jack’s tricks, keeps his word and does not claim his soul. Therefore, Jack cannot go into the fiery depths, of which the devil is landlord, nor enter the pearly gates. Instead, Jack is sent off into dark obscurity carrying only a carved out turnip with a burning coal inside to light his way. It is said that Jack has been roaming the earth ever since.

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So, there you have it. Because of the Irish reference to “Jack of the Lantern,” American native pumpkins — not turnips — peer from porches, sidewalks, and house steps every October.

Santner says, “The event brings out the ghoulish artist in hundreds of big and little kids who each decorate a jack-o’lantern to win prizes donated by local businesses and awarded in many categories.” He added that each pumpkin artist also receives a free pumpkin cookie with their entry.

To enter your jack-o’-lantern in The Night of 100 Pumpkins, bring your ghoulishly carved (or painted) pumpkin to The Bakery located at 13A North Front Street in New Paltz on Wednesday, October 30 with the artist’s name and age written on the back of the entry. Then, return between 6-10pm on Halloween night, October 31, to witness the pumpkins aglow. Eat, drink, and be merry while finding out the winners in each category.

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The Bakery owner David Santner explains that for the past 23 years, The Night of 100 Pumpkins has been an “eagerly awaited” event and tradition where hundreds upon hundreds of carved or painted pumpkins have been brought forth to The Bakery for the annual jacko’-lantern community competition.

Numerously awarded by reader polls in Hudson Valley Magazine for being the “Best Bakery” with “The Best Bagel” and “The Best Cup of Coffee” in the Hudson Valley, The Bakery has become a town gathering spot since opening in 1981 with “Meet me at The Bakery” frequently heard throughout town. As Santner puts it, “A community needs a heart, and at the heart of every vital community is a place—a place where people can gather to enjoy the pleasure of good company and lively conversation—and we were determined to provide such a place…determined to feed and nurture a community.”

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Historically Haunting Scavenger Hunt

Historic Huguenot provides a thrilling, but not too chilling, child-themed scavenger hunt, which takes place on the grounds of Historic Huguenot Street on October 26 from 2-4pm. Registration for the event is held prior to the "Hunt" at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, 81 Huguenot Street, where sleuths will receive

Teen Scene Haunted House

The New Paltz Youth Program, aka The Teen Scene, annually hosts a haunted house for ghosts and goblins who dare for a scare. The Haunted House is located at 220 Main Street in New Paltz and takes place on Halloween night from 6-11pm. For more information on admission fees for adults and children under age 18 and to discover if an additional night has been added, call 845-255-5140 or go online for updates at Proceeds of this event are used to improve services for the area’s youth.

October 5-6, 11-14, 17-20, 24-31 and November 1-3, 8-11 The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson; October 11 Hudson Valley Rail Trail’s MoonWalk 7-9pm; 845-691-2066; October 18, 19, 25, 26 Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours 6-9pm; 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown; 518-537-6622; October 18-20 & October 25-27 Frost Valley YMCA Halloween Weekends 1& 2 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville;

October 25-27 Halloween Haunts and Happenings Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz; 845-437-3886; October 26 Zombie Run UlsterCorps Service Sprint 434 Williams Lake Road, Rosendale; October 26-27 Halloween Fun Festival 209 Perkinsville Road, Highland; 845-795-4037; October 28 Halloween Ghost Train Night 7pm; The Hyde Park Station, 34 River Road, Hyde Park; 845-229-2338; October 31 Woodstock Halloween Parade Woodstock

Thursday, October 31 is the decades-old Halloween Parade, where a costume-clad posse of frolickers gathers at 6pm at the New Paltz Middle School parking lot on Main Street and Manheim Boulevard. From there, the gruesome group spookily strides down Main Street and heads towards Hasbrouck Park’s playground, which is craftily converted into a uniquely unnerving theme each year. Get chills at the park and thrills at the nearby New Paltz Fire House, where volunteers will be handing out treats. Then, it’s on to The Bakery to marvel at their Night of 100 Pumpkins, complete with free pumpkin bread, cocoa, hot cider and an amazingly creative gallery of jack-o’-lanterns all vying for a prize.

their first clue. Also, on this date will be a paper craft Halloween activity table event at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center for young children from pre-school and up—including special prizes for those who are costume-clad. Pre-registration is not required for this event. At night, adults can also check out Haunted Huguenot Street, where they can listen to stories of mayhem and hauntings while touring homes, grounds, and cemeteries on this historic street. For more information, call Rebecca Mackey at 845-2551660, ext. 105; email; or visit

October 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 and November 1-2 Horseman's Hollow 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow;

October 25 Ghost Walk of Main Street & the Cemetery 7pm; Hurley; 845-331-8673;

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MORE HAUNTINGS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY: Now that we’ve shed some light, so to speak, on tradition, let’s segue way into one of the most famous & multifaceted Halloween happenings in New Paltz:


DIY Halloween Makeup with Columbia Costume

For this piece, VISITvortex took our own Jessica Brush and Ben Stella over to Columbia Costumes in Kingston. They have everything you need for any costume you might be planning, and THEY’RE AN INDEPENDENTLY OWNED LOCAL BUSINESS. This season stear clear of the big box stores and either be creative and make your own costume, mix homemade with store-bought accessories, or get a complete costume from a shop like Columbia that won't leave town next month.



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A special thanks to Laura at Columbia Costume and her talented makeup artists!


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Cut a width of 2in out of your dark felt and 3in out of your light felt for the feet. 4.5in length should be enough to wrap around.


You only need a half sheet of the contrast color (I chose yellow), instead of a a full folded sheet. I cut these strips much more thinly.


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September 15

Terrapin’s New York State Craft Beer Experience Eat, drink, taste. Visit ten progressive tasting stations, where your beer will be served in flights of four that highlight the unique characteristics of different styles of beer. Each station will also offer a flavor-enhancing farm-to-table culinary pairing created by chef Josh Kroner. Call for reservations; 845-876-3330;

September 15 11am-5pm

23rd Annual Taste of New Paltz A one-day only festival to showcase the New Paltz area’s culinary scene that attracts food lovers from throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Area restaurants prepare

September 21 11:30am-5pm

Hudson River Craft Beer Festival Craft beer sampling from tons of breweries, both local and further away. The event will also have various food vendors and live entertainment. All of this just steps from the Beacon train station, right on the Hudson River! $15 for an entertainment ticket and $40 for a sampling ticket. Riverfront Park, Beacon; 845-834-2653;

September 21-22

44th Mid-Hudson Gem & Mineral Society’s Gem & Mineral Show This year’s theme is exploring the gem, mineral, and fossil hobby. The show will us on

feature over 30 dealers, wholesalers, lapidary demonstrations, a fluorescent mineral exhibit, six free rocks for kids, and several mineral exhibits. Earth science students are encouraged to complete a questionnaire based on exhibits around the room. Gold's Gym Family Sports Complex, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie;

contest—are the heart of the festival. In addition to the festival attractions, visitors may also enjoy the farm’s petting zoo and hay rides, games, silent auction, talent show, and Battle of the Bands, along with a wide variety of vendors offering food, crafts, and other goods. The festival ends with a spectacular fireworks display. Kelder’s Farm, Route 209, Kerhonkson; 845-687-4567;;

September 22 11am-4pm

September 21-22, Saturday 12pm-9pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm

Jennie Bell Pie Festival Extravaganza Held at Kelder’s Farm on Route 209 in Accord, home of Chomsky, the giant gnome, the festival averages from 2,000 to 2,500 visitors. As always,the pies—and the pie

Bethel Woods Earth Day in Autumn and the Live Well, Be Well Event Earth Day in Autumn will host conservation organizations, exhibits, and activities related to the environment, wildlife, and natural resources of our area. Learn about water, birds of prey, composting, and other important issues and models for conscious living. While you are learning about caring for the environment, you can also explore ways toward better health and living! Free admission with $2 parking. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel; 845-295-2448;


their specialties and sell taste-size portions of their best dishes. Local farm markets entice your taste buds with delicious fresh-picked produce, while area wineries introduce you to tastes of our rich Hudson Valley grapes. Rain or shine. Ulster County Fairgrounds, Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 845-255-0243;

WHAT’S HAPPENING A selection of events you won' t hudson valley want to miss this autumn.


September 22 1pm-3:30pm Take a Hike: Bear Cave/ Geology Hike September’s hiking destination with Frost Valley YMCA is to one of Frost Valley’s hidden treasures…the Bear Cave. Along the way we will discuss the geology of the Catskills. This hike is considered moderate to difficult. Open to individuals, friends, and families, this event is FREE to all registered participants. Space is limited, so please call or email in advance to reserve your spot. 845-985-2291, ext. 397;

September 22 2pm

Music at Storm King Art Center Last Good Tooth, Breakfast in Fur, and Andrea Tomasi. Enjoy a fall afternoon of outdoor music surrounded by sculpture. Organized with Team Love Records. Check website for various pricing. 1 Museum Road, New Windsor; 845-534-3115;


If you've never been to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, get ready for a real treat. Located at the foot of the beautiful Catskill Mountains on the Hudson River. Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 845-246-3090 (voice mail only);

September 28-29, and October 12-13

Grape Stomp Festival Come breath in the fall, stomp grapes, drink wine and dance to live music at this all time favorite event. $20 per person. Wine club members receive free admission for two. Admission includes souvenir wine glass, wine tasting, tours and live music. Benmarl Winery, 156 Highland Avenue, Marlboro; 845-236-4265;

September 28-29, Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival Vendors from around the country prepare an eclectic assortment of culinary garlic treats. Fun, food and sensory delights await your entire family in beautiful Saugerties. This year is better than ever with even more sights, sounds, and smells.

September 29 2pm

One River, Many Streams Folk Festival The only festival of its kind in the MidHudson Valley, One River, Many Streams Folk Arts Festival showcases traditional artisans, musicians, and dancers. Included will be Ukrainian, South Asian, Japanese, and Chinese traditional arts. The festival is part of Spirit of Beacon community festivities. Main and Cedar Streets, Beacon; 845-4543222;

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Sept. 28-29

Johnny Appleseed Celebration Sunday at 2pm: Susie & The Deane Machine—swing, jazz, blues,and hot vocals. Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena; 845-883-7825;

Crafts at Rhinebeck Fall Festival Quality artisan—both local and from around the world—exhibit and sell their select handcrafted arts and crafts. The event has a very family-friendly feel with children’s activities, a petting zoo, and hayrides. Adults $7 and children under 12 free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; 845-876-4000;

Leaf Peepers Cruises Enjoy a relaxing two-hour cruise aboard the Rip Van Winkle while basking in the breathtaking colors of the fall with this signature Leaf Peeper Cruise. Departing at 2:30pm. 1 East Strand Street, Kingston; 800-843-7472;

October 5 10am-4pm

Hudson Valley Bounty Festival A special event showcasing the Valley’s bounty, including agriculture, attractions, and businesses that are the heart of Marlboro and surroundings communities. This year’s festival has special sections with a new focus on raising money for


music, storytelling, contests with terrific prizes, children's activities, and more! Dubois Farm, 209 Perkinsville Road, Highland; 845-795-4037;

October 5 10am-4pm

Accord Farm Market & Eco Fair Right in the Accord Park, there will be delicious local foods, renewable energy, local farmers, a pizza oven, presentations, and much more! Hosted by the Town of Rochester Environmental Conservation Commission. Accord Town Park 50 Scenic Road, Accord.

October 5 11am-4pm

October 2-6

14th Annual Woodstock Film Festival The Woodstock Film Festival is a notfor-profit organization with a mission to present an annual program of film, music, and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity. The goal is to bring high-quality independent film to the Hudson Valley region. The festival takes place each fall in the towns of Woodstock, Rosendale, Rhinebeck, Saugerties and Kingston in the height of fall foliage; 845-679-4265;

not-for-profit causes within the Hudson Valley. Free parking. Cluett Schantz Memorial Park, 1801-1805 Route 9W, Milton; 845-616-7824;

Wine Festival at Bethel Woods More than 20 regional wineries will gather once again at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for the 3rd Annual Wine Festival on Saturday, October 5 from 11am to 4pm. The festival will feature tastings from wineries in the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes region, all of which will be available for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance online at the Bethel Woods Box Office or by phone at 800-745-3000; 200 Hurd Road, Bethel;

October 5-6

"Fall Into Fall" Festival Dubois Farms invite you to join them for this special event, with entertainment,

October 5-6

Colors in the Catskills Motorcycle Rally All bikes are welcome! Live music on Saturday and Sunday with food and beer, dirt/trail riding, awesome uncrowded roads, motorcycle vendors, art & crafts vendors, and guided base-to-summit rides. On-site camping & lodging available. Free admission. Hunter Mountain, Hunter; 800-HunterMtn;

October 5-6 & 12-13 11am-6:15pm

Oktoberfest Hunter Mountain’s Oktoberfest features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Their modern celebra-

October (All Month)

13th Annual Tivoli Street Painting Festival Artists of all ages and experience meet annually on Broadway in the village of Tivoli to create chalk drawings on 8' x 8' palettes. Upon registration, each artist receives a free box of pastels and chooses their square on a first come, first choice basis, so get there early. The rest is pure magic. In a tradition of street art that dates back to the 16th century, the art is created in a day and gone with the next rain. Broadway (from Montgomery to Pine), Tivoli;

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tion of the harvest features plenty of vendors, free crafts for the kids, and much more. The kids' tent will feature Mike the Juggler, Puppet People, Wildlife Shows, and more. Free admission makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages. Rain or shine. Hunter Mountain, Hunter; 800-HunterMtn;

October 12 12:30pm-5pm

Bethel Woods Craft Beer Festival & Chili Cook-Off An outdoor beer, food and music festival designed to stimulate and educate your palate through local food and unbelievable New York beer. Craft beers from over 25 breweries will be available for sampling against a backdrop of live music and the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel;

October 12 6pm-10pm

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October 19-20

under the tent on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. 75 Haviland Road, Highland. $80 per person. All proceeds support the Hudson Valley Rail Trail; 845-691-8888;

October 13

The 3rd Annual Fall Foliage ½ Marathon and 5K Be a part of this beautiful day as participants run through historic downtown Rhinebeck and journey to the shores of the Hudson River in neighboring Rhinecliff. Certified half-marathon course with B-Tag chip timing. Late 10am start to allow travel time for people from NYC, Westchester, Albany, etc. Tech shirts for all runners, as well as prize money and post-race party. Village of Rhinebeck;

October 13 10am-5pm

HudsonFest 2013 A festival on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail to celebrate everything the Hudson Valley has to offer, with a focus on the arts, artisans, craftspeople, farmers, wineries, local restaurants, food vendors, distilleries, breweries, agri-business, nonprofits, and community service organizations. Entrance to the event is at 75 Haviland Road, Highland; 845-691-2066;

October 19

Cider Week Celebrate the start of Cider Week at Glynwood's Farm near Cold Spring, NY including an heirloom apple tasting, a hard cider tasting, and a farm dinner.

October 19 11am

The Long Woods Run 10k/5k The run is sponsored by Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation & The Delaware and Ulster Railroad. It will be held Saturday, October 19. Registration begins at 10am (near Becker's Tires in Grand Gorge); the run will begin at 11am. The Long Woods Run will include a 5K Run, a 10K Run, and a 5K Walk. Registration fee $15. This event is fun for all ages, and participants have the opportunity to win prizes. For any questions, call 607-3264754 or email Register online at

The Great Pumpkin Festival Tons of pumpkins and apples to pick during this fun family event. Pony rides, live music, pie and doughnut eating contests, great lunch menu, pumpkin desserts, wagon rides, corn maze, kids’ village, petting zoo, and more! Dubois Farm, 209 Perkinsville Road, Highland; 845-7954037;

October 19-20

Johnny Appleseed Cider Fest Old-fashioned, hands-on cider pressing. Everyone can make their own! Corn husk dolls, paint your own pumpkin, and hayride! No charge. Prospect Hill Orchards, 40 Clark’s Lane, Milton; 845-795-2383;

October 19-20, Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival Here’s an enjoyable event for the entire family. Llamas, alpacas, and sheep shows/

October 26

November 2-3 8am-5pm

November 2 8pm

November 24

Kreepy Kids’ Kruise Bring the kids aboard for some “haunting” fun with a DJ and many other kiddy activities! Costumes welcome, not required. There will be a costume contest with prizes. Reservations recommended but not necessary. Departing at 11:30am. 1 East Strand Street, Kingston; 800-843-7472;

Antique Show & Flea Market Christmas in November With acres and acres of merchandise, this market offers a wide variety of bargains, treasures, and unique items for everyone. With over 600 hundred vendors from more than eight states, discover everything from antiques and collectibles to arts and crafts and new merchandise. Rain or shine. 428 Route 216, Stormville; 845-221-6561;

October 25-27

October 20, 10am-12:30pm

Fall Foliage Hike Join Ethan Pierce, Mohonk Preserve Conservation Specialist, and enjoy a beautiful fall day and take advantage of his deep forest knowledge. Learn why the leaves have changed colors and how to recognize the special characteristics that make each tree species unique. Ethan will also discuss some indicators of tree and forest health. Ages 12 and up are welcome with an adult. This program includes a moderate, four-mile hike. Space is limited; call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. This is a free program.

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase A low-key, laid-back event for the community of acoustic stringedinstrument builders, players, collectors, and aficionados. Gather here to view handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world. The Luthiers Showcase is a rare opportunity for the public to see, play, and experience the instruments, meet with their makers, discuss custom options and one-of-a-kind creations, and buy or order a dream guitar from dozens of master builders, all gathered together in one place; 845-679-4406;

Dead On Live Based on their unique approach of note for note renditions, Dead On Live has become nationally recognized as one of the standout acts on the scene today paying tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead. 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; 845-679-4406;

15th International Pickle Festival Pickles, pickled foods, vendors, prizes–fun! Rosendale Community Center, Route 32, Rosendale; 845-658-9649;


Music in the Museum Jazz and classical singers. The concert choir and chamber singers, directed by Edward Lundergan, and the students of the vocal jazz program, directed by Teri Roiger, present a varied program of vocal and choral music. $8 general admission, $6 for faculty/staff and seniors, and $3 for students. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz; 845-257-3844;

October 22, 7pm

sales, wool crafting, mohair fleece sale, tons of workshops, children’s activities, cooking demos, and more. General admission $12/day. Pre-purchased tickets $9/ day. Children under 12 free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue; Rhinebeck;


On Saturday, October 19 in Roxbury, NY Run begins at 11am Registration begins at 10am near Becker’s Tires in Grand Gorge

Includes a 5K Run, a 10K Run, and a 5K Fun Walk

This event is fun for all ages and participants have the opportunity to win prizes. Sponsored by the Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation & The Delaware and Ulster Railroad Registration: $15.00 per person

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HOME & GARDEN: A&M Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A&G Custom Furniture. . . . . . . . . . Agway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Augustine Landscaping . . . . . . . . . Bell Topsoil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Sprenger & Son Landscaping. Buzzanco’s Greenhouses . . . . . . . Cabinet Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carpet Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fireside Warmth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Four Season Sunrooms . . . . . . . . . Gallo’s Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greenman Consulting . . . . . . . . . . H. Houst & Son Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . Herzog Supply Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ingrained Woodworking. . . . . . . . . Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep. . . . . . Matthew Flamhaft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike’s Earth Works . . . . . . . . . . . . Rice Plumbing & Heating . . . . . . . . S.A.P. Exteriors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sanitall Green Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . Veronica’s Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . Williams Lumber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PETS: Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital. . . Eco Pet Spa & Market . . . . . . . . . . Emmanuel’s Petagree. . . . . . . . . . . Pet Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PLAY: Alpine Endeavors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Bearsville Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. . 154 Catskill Mountain Railroad. . . . . . . . 60 Dorsky Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Fiber Flame Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Historic Huguenot Street . . . . . . . . 140 HITS Triathlon Series . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Hudson River Cruises . . . . . . . . . . 60 Long Woods Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Meet Me In Marlborough . . . . . . . . 134 Mohonk Preserve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 NY Sheep and Wool Festival . . . . . 154 Pickle Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Rosendale Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Storm King Art Center . . . . . . . . . . 79 Wild Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 SERVICES: Aero Repair Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . Always There Home Care. . . . . . . . Binnewater Spring Water . . . . . . . . Birch Body Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Combined Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Family Network Chiropractic . . . . . Health Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Collins Real Estate. . . . . . . . . Psychic Rose of Woodstock . . . . . Stewart Airport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trailways Bus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ulster County Tourism . . . . . . . . . . Ulster Savings Bank. . . . . . . . . . . .

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SHOPPING/RETAIL: 768 Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barcones Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bare Furniture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beekman Arms Antiques . . . . . . . . B&L Jewelers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catskill Art & Office . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Subaru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia Costume & Beauty. . . . . Downtown Accord Antiques. . . . . . Eden Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Element Boutique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Cole Auctions . . . . . . . . . . Gray Owl Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Great American Auction . . . . . . . . . Handmade & More . . . . . . . . . . . . High Falls Mercantile . . . . . . . . . . . Himalayan Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenco Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingston Plaza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lounge Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marigold Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merchant Wine & Liquor. . . . . . . . . Milne's At Home Antiques . . . . . . . Nectar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nest Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outdated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overlook Mountain Bikes. . . . . . . . Parent Teacher Store . . . . . . . . . . . Pegasus Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Potter Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhinebeck Antique Emporium . . . . Rhinebeck Artist’s Shop . . . . . . . . . Rock and Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schneider’s Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . Sorella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spruce Design & Decor . . . . . . . . . Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits . . . . . . Tender Land Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . Tibetan Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . Water Street Market. . . . . . . . . . . . WildFlowers Florist. . . . . . . . . . . . . Woodstock Trading Post . . . . . . . .

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STAY: 1850 House Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beekman Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Willow B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boitson's Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa. . . . . . . . Clove Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emerson Resort & Spa. . . . . . . . . . Frost Valley YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mohonk Mountain House. . . . . . . . Suite Dreams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WhistleWood Farm B&B. . . . . . . . .

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FARMS/MARKETS: Adams Fairacre Farms. . . . . . . . . . Apple Bin Farm Market. . . . . . . . . . Barthels Farm Market. . . . . . . . . . . Emmanuel’s Marketplace. . . . . . . . Gill's Farm Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hurd's Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenkins Lueken Orchards . . . . . . . Kelder’s Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mother Earth’s Storehouse . . . . . . Saunderskill Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . Wallkill View Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wright’s Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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EAT/DRINK Asia Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bacchus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barnaby’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bear Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benmarl Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bistro Mountain Store. . . . . . . . . . . Bistro-to-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boitson’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria . . . . . . Cancelliere's Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candy Candy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cheese Barrel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cheese Louise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . China Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deising's Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominick’s Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . El Paso Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friends & Family II Hillside. . . . . . . . Gander Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry's At The Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . Hickory BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Falls Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jar'd Wine Pub. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingston Candy Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . Lucky Chocolates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Course Restaurant . . . . . . . . Mother Earth's Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . Moxie Cupcake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northern Spy Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . Osaka Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outdated Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peekamoose Restaurant . . . . . . . . Puccini Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ricciardella’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rock and Rye Tavern. . . . . . . . . . . Sportman’s Alamo Cantina. . . . . . . Stoutridge Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavern at Beekman Arms . . . . . . . . Terrapin Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . The Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Catamount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuthill House at the Mill. . . . . . . . . . Tuthilltown Spirits. . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Join us for any weekend in the fall, when the leaves are sure to dazzle in bright orange, red, and yellow. Pick apples in our orchard and learn how the early settlers made apple cider with an old fashioned cidering press. Come for Halloween festivities and carve your own pumpkins. And if you dare, walk through our Haunted Trail or join us inside for silly Halloween games. All year round—regardless of the season—Frost Valley is a place for families to strengthen their relationship with one another by creating new memories and traditions. We can’t wait for you to join us here in the Valley. tel 845-985-2291 eMail WeB


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