Monday, February 22, 2010

Hudson Valley

One of the things I like best about living here in the Hudson valley is the wonderful scenes and trails you can see and discover. There are trails and paths for people of all levels and abilities to get out and find the peace of mind afforded by being in nature.

This little stream and waterfall was perhaps a hundred yards from where I parked my car in Harriman State Park and went on for several miles of elevation changes and little waterfalls. This was not even one of the marked trails as far as I know. I just spotted it through a small opening in the cover as the stream ran under a small bridge.

There are views like this... both grand and small all over the Hudson Valley and Catskills. I started carrying my camera as a kid to capture all of these wonderful places I was discovering.

So take a break from Facebook or Wii or whatever you are doing and get outside to enjoy the beauty of this wonderful place.

I am very concerned that some of these amazing parks in our region and around New York State will close to close the budget gap. I saw this article posted on the NY- NJ Trail Conference website yesterday.

Keep Makin' Art


Dave King said...

Wonderful. What a little gem! Did you know it was there - or just discover it?

Carl said...

This one I just stumbled upon. It was one of those spur of the moment... I have 90 minutes until the sun goes down, I think I'll wander through the park and see if I can find something new to photograph.

In fact. Not sure I can find it again. at 46,000 acres... It is a big place.