History of the Rosendale Trestle

History of the Rosendale Trestle

Every time we go over the Rosendale Trestle I think about the people and trains that went over it. The views they saw, the ride they had and the struggles they went through. It’s incredible to see this amazing structure standing over the Roundout Creek. I’m sure the people were just as awestruck as I […]

Wallkill Valley Land Trust History

Wallkill Valley Land Trust History

A lot of us walk and bike on various trails not realizing that it takes a lot of people, time and effort to make these trails happen. Not only are there people responsible for creating trails but there are those that help preserve land. The Wallkill Valley Land Trust was created for this purpose, to […]

Biking Wallkill Valley and Empire State Trail

Biking Wallkill Valley and Empire State Trail

This year we’ve been so busy with hiking that we haven’t been focusing any time on biking. Last year Nihad’s bike had an issue and we didn’t get it fixed until recently. We finally decided it’s time to get back on that bike so we took them back to Wallkill Valley rail trail. When we […]

Luna walks Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

Luna walks Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

It’s Halloween and what do people do on such a day? They hike, or walk. Kids and parents go from house to house, walking, and are getting some time away from their screens. Trick or treating is a great way to get everyone outside and your reward after hours of walking is candy! It’s a […]

Hiking SRT trail to Rainbow Falls with Luna

Hiking SRT trail to Rainbow Falls with Luna

We had ten more miles to go to complete our 101 miles challenge for NYNJTC. Yesterday we grabbed Luna the dolphin, strapped her on my backpack and we went for a hike to see the Rainbow falls. We parked our car on the free parking on the main st 44 highway. This parking area opens […]

Taking Luna to Mongaup Falls

Taking Luna to Mongaup Falls

Since we discovered Mongaup Falls we have gone there a few times already. We even took family and friends here to show them the falls. First, this place is not for everyone and I learned my lesson the hard way. When you’ve been hiking or walking long distances for so many years, you don’t realize […]

Hiking Mount Beacon Casino Trail to Rainbow Falls Loop

Hiking Mount Beacon Casino Trail to Rainbow Falls Loop

Who knew that Mount Beacon had some amazing hiking trails and mountain views? I certainly did not. For some reason, we never explored Beacon other than going to the flea market and estate sales. This time we were on a mission to see what Mt Beacon has to offer and we were not disappointed. We […]