"The Columbia Land Conservancy, which I support, has wonderful ‘conservation areas’ with hiking trails throughout the County. My favorite ‘High Falls’ happens to be only a couple miles from home. It is a short hike to an amazing waterfall, and of course there are countless other beautiful options."
“Biking, canoeing, rafting in the warmer months, snowshoeing, hiking, and bird watching in the cooler months...and no matter what time of year, eating, drinking, and napping by the wood stove is encouraged!”
"The Huyck Preserve is incredible with over 2000 acres of forest, field, and wetlands, including the Rensselaerville Falls, which cascade over 120 feet. Amazing place to hike and explore right in my village…"
"The Mashomack Polo Club welcomes spectators for their polo matches, so grab a bottle of rose and those snacks you picked up from the market and head up to Pine Plains to tailgate with family and friends on this 2,000-acre preserve."
"One of the hidden gems of the area, Innisfree is recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens.” Landscape architect Lester Collins created this Japanese “cup” or “bowl” garden with his clients, Walter Beck and Marion Burt Beck. This iconic garden merges Modern and Romantic ideas within the Chinese and Japanese principles in landscape design, creating a “distinctly American stroll garden.”
"We love to take our bikes down the rail trail, or I’ll walk the dogs. It is a repurposed 19th century train line that, when active, went down to New York City and cuts through bucolic fields and farmlands."