the outdoors

 catskillsunsetThe outdoors, ultimately, is the foundation for everything that draws people to this part of the world.  It is the farms, the hiking, winter sports… the long drives from one adventure to the next.  Biking, golfing… sunsets over the Catskills and the Hudson River.

It is blueberry picking at the local farm down the road, or taking a kayak on the Hudson River, or Copake Lake… or Lake Taghkanic or QueTrail to Sunset Rockechie Lake.  It is a hike up Sunset Rock to see the sunset over the Great Hudson Valley with breaktaking views of the Catskill Mountains 20 miles away.

It is snow shoeing at Olana State Park, or on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail.  It is swimming at a little pool at midnight under a canapy of stars.  It is a half mile walk in the woods to Bash Bish Falls, or High Falls… it is a corporate retreat – team building at the Catamounts adventure park; a weenie roast at the pavilion or bird watching.  It is skiing, downhill or cross country.  It is life.

MORE INFORMATION:  These are the two big tourism sites in the area – (Columbia County) – www.bestcountryroads.com and (Berkshire County) – www.berkshires.org.  To have information snail-mailed to your home, go here