Getting Grounded

As the summer season heats up, we’re all yearning to spend time in the great outdoors. Our leisure time is gleefully filled with a host of fun activities – from kayaking to swimming, camping, biking, and hiking.

By now, the trees are covered in verdant green leaves and the flowers have blossomed in a rainbow of […]

By |2021-05-28T17:55:52-04:00May 28th, 2021|Great Outdoors|


Membership Gives GMF Access to International Natural Conservation Union

On February 10, 2021, Great Mountain Forest (GMF) in Falls Village, CT, was granted membership into the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global organization dedicated to assessing the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.



By |2021-02-18T13:10:30-05:00February 11th, 2021|Great Outdoors, Our Environment, WOTS|

Area Summer Camps Face Tough Decisions

Like so many of our national institutions that have become pastime in America, summer camps across the area are facing the looming uncertainty about whether they’ll be open come June. Even if they escape the fate of so many businesses that have been temporarily shuddered because of COVID-19 mandates, organizers and camp leaders must still […]

By |2021-02-18T13:32:46-05:00May 11th, 2020|Great Outdoors, Main Street|

Historic Olana offers Free Audio Tours

Despite swaths of area residents finding themselves perpetually indoors these days, May has arrived and the collective desire to step out into the great outdoors beckons. One of the most historic destinations in the Hudson Valley is encouraging residents and travelers to recreate locally by exploring Olana – even if it’s from the comforts of […]

By |2021-02-18T13:33:10-05:00May 4th, 2020|Great Outdoors, Main Street|

In Search of Distance? State Parks Beckon

On the afternoon of Friday March 20, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro gave area residents and small business owners a few updates on the new mandates regarding business closures in New York State. Seemingly on the ‘non-essential’ chopping block were golf courses and salons of nearly every kind, yet there remained one valuable outdoor haven […]

By |2021-02-18T13:33:41-05:00March 24th, 2020|Great Outdoors, Main Street|

Gear of the Month Club – March

Welcome to our newest addition to our Great Outdoors page called Gear of the Month provided by your favorite fly-fishing guide Ben Alex of Ten Mile River. Ben will be doing a monthly column covering all things fly.

-Stay tuned, you don’t wanna miss it!

by Ben Alex

Here is where […]

By |2021-02-18T13:34:07-05:00March 18th, 2020|Advice, Great Outdoors|

Trails to check out before Summer ends.

Three Trails to Explore.
Though the famous bustle of New York City and its vast urban environment has earned its namesake as ¨the greatest city on earth¨ and thus has defined the very identity of the rest of the state for many Americans, traveling up one of the most famous rivers in the country and hiking […]

By |2022-07-22T10:51:30-04:00August 19th, 2019|Great Outdoors|
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