Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Palisades of the Hudson

Today we enjoyed a view of Yonkers, NY from the top of Palisades Cliffs at Alpine NJ. The Palisades start across the Hudson from NYC, continue north through the Hudson River Valley to Newburgh, NY. There are scenic lookouts all along the way, including a hiking trail and many parks. Hiking the entire way is possible, although we've only done loop hikes here and there.

More Palisades info and photos here

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Back at Kakiat

We wanted to hike for a few hours this morning, so we headed over to Kakiat Park.

Creeks and Streams run through the park.

The ruins of an old sawmill on the Mahwah River. The mill was owned by the Blauvelt family who farmed the area and maintained their orchards of apple, peach, and cherry trees.

Kakiat County Park is part of The Harris patent, an original English land patent from the King James the Second. The earliest settlers there called it Hackyackawet , later shortened to Kakiat.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Home Sweet Home



Fixer Upper in Ossining

Deep in the woods near Liberty

Have a stunning river view in Haverstraw

Friday, November 13, 2009

Patriot's Park

This park in Tarrytown is a great place to picnic with a friend, walk around (and up and down) and bring kids.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I collect the white frosted beach glass, but if I see an interesting shaped bit in blue or green, I'll take that too. I also take home a wide variety of pebbles and small stones.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

More Water Snapshots

Peck's Pond, West Haverstraw

Hudson River near Bowline Point (I'm not sure what the structure is, but it's interesting to look at-- it belongs to the local electric generating facility. I never see any activity near it. )

One of Haverstraw's Marinas

Congers Lake (with freight train across the water.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Along the Hudson River

View of Iona Island, and in the background is Peekskill Bay and the City of Peekskill. (From a ridge on Bear Mountain.)

View from the Gazebo at Bowline Point.

Near Grassy Point.

Going north on Rt. 9W, just above West Point. We stopped here to admire the view. (This was a few months ago.) If you look closely you can see the freight train.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Today on Bear Mountain

This morning I hiked up Bear Mountain. Spending the day there, meandering up to the tower, having lunch with this view, and meandering back down is just perfect.

An added bonus for me.

I can watch this sort of activity for hours.

I hiked back up to see them from a different perspective.

There they are again.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


View from the old landslide site. That's Bowline Point Park in the distance.

Snoozing in Haverstraw Village

Meanwhile in Nyack NY last night ~ waiting for the Halloween parade to begin.