Cut Your Own Christmas Trees

Want to give that Christmas Tree a personal touch? Try cutting your own tree. It's a great way to get the perfect Christmas Tree while having a fun family outing in the Hudson Valley.
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A Hudson Valley Gift

If you're looking for that something special in the way of holiday gifts, then look no further than the offerings from the many fine artisans and crafters right here in the Hudson River Valley.
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For Your Holiday Table

Add that extra "special" to your holiday meals with locally raised and prepared meats and poultry. Be it naturally or grass-fed raised, it's all available here in the Hudson Valley.
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Hudson Valley Sojourner Blog Entries

The ramblings and writings of a Hudson Valley Sojourner

Christmas Past

County, NY

Here's a teaser of Christmas ads that might have tempted your parents or grandparents.

Maybe A Championship Prize Fight Changed The Columbia County Map

County, NY

How a championship fight that took place in the Hamlet of Boston Corners in 1853 changed the map of Columbia County NY.

Romanticizing The Hudson Valley Past

County, NY

It's not difficult to be a romantic in the Hudson Valley. The area lends itself nicely to those types of thoughts.

No Scare Things To Do With A Pumpkin

County, NY

Some no-scare things to do with your pumpkin. From decor to games for kids, your pumpkin can do it all.

There’s More Than Meets The Eye To Beacon’s Dutchess Manor

County, NY

There's more than meets the eye to Beacon's Dutchess Manor. There's quite the interesting story behind it all.

What Ever Became Of Henry Hudson?

County, NY

You remember Henry Hudson, don't you? The guy that was looking for a northern passage to Asia but explored the Hudson River instead.

Who In The Hudson Valley Are Huguenots?

County, NY

For those of you who are intellectually squinting and trying to get a clearer image, here's a magnified view of one of these groups, The Huguenots.

Electric Park: A Hudson Valley Amusement Park

County, NY

Electric Park built in 1901 on Kinderhook Lake in Columbia County NY was billed as the largest amusement park between NYC and Montreal.

Newburgh NY: Feeling The Past To Envision The Future

County, NY

It always seems so easy to beat up on Newburgh NY. At times I think it has become part of our Hudson Valley culture.

A Fairy Tale Ending For the Horton House In Middletown NY

County, NY

The Webb Horton House c1910. It's really nice when an old Hudson Valley structure has a fairy tale ending.

Bennett College Ruins From Halcyon To Reinvention In Millbrook NY

County, NY

The ruins of Bennett College in Millbrook NY have to some become a chronic eyesore and for long time residents a heartbreaking memory.

There’s Much More To Memorial Day

County, NY

There’s so much to keep us busy during the Memorial Day weekend. The Hudson Valley is bursting with season openers, fairs, markets, events, and all of the other area magnets that pull you out into the world. Top it off with your family outings, backyard BBQs, day trips, and maybe […]

Hudson Valley Community Supported Agriculture

County, NY

Folks living in and around the Hudson River Valley have a great opportunity to join a Community Supported Agriculture program and get the freshest produce available outside of buying a farm and growing your own.

Check these fine Hudson Valley CSAs out.

In fact, Community Supported Agriculture is about as close as […]

A Steamboat On The Hudson River

County, NY

Everyone knows the deal on Robert Fulton and his invention that first appeared on our own Hudson River.

Hudson Valley Made Gifts – A Double Dose Of Love

County, NY

Perhaps it is just me, but when it comes to getting gifts, a Hudson Valley made gift means so much more.

Solving The Wedding Menu Dilemma

County, NY

For many couples, planning the wedding menu is often the highpoint or high stress of the wedding planning process.

Yes We Can! Canstruction Jr Hudson Valley

County, NY

Canstruction Jr Hudson Valley is one of those wonderful events that bonds our Hudson Valley community and brings us together for a fantastic cause.

A Rose By Any Other Name Is Not A Rose Brick

County, NY

A very short distance east of Marlboro NY, along the Hudson River at Danskammer Point once stood the clay and sand empire known as The Rose Brick Company.

On The Graves Of Patriots – The Fishkill Supply Depot

County, NY

Where once stood the Revolutionary War Fishkill Supply Depot, now squats a mall and some restaurants and gas stations.

College Hill Park The Highpoint Of Poughkeepsie NY

County, NY

College Hill Park with its Greek structure is set on the highest point in Poughkeepsie and has somewhat of an interesting history.