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Lindsay Pietroluongo

Perfect Picnic Places

Hudson Valley residents and visitors are never deprived of outdoor excursions and Ulster County in particular has a delicious collection of places to picnic. Make it your goal to head to each one before school’s back in session.   Minnewaska Lake and State Park are part of the Shawangunk Mountains — or “The Gunks,” to [Read More…]

Winter Hikes

Skip the Winter Blues by soaking up sun and staying active year-round. New Yorkers may not be able to jog outside in shorts and a tank during December like West Coast-ers can, but Southern Ulster County is abundant in hiking trails and nature preserves. Winter hiking lovers will argue that the best time of year [Read More…]

The Civil War’s Ulster Guard

The Civil War was like most arguments — each side had its points, and both the Union soldiers and the Confederates faced off confidently and steadfastly. Modern day history buffs, military servicemen (and women), and bored college students can all make up their minds about which side they would have fought for based on their [Read More…]