Tag: Outdoors

Scenic Hudson Parks Open During COVID-19

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Scenic Hudson offers 44 different parks throughout the Hudson Valley. Almost all are currently open for socially distanced recreation.

All Scenic Hudson park visitors are urged to comply with the following guidelines.

  1. Per an executive order from Gov. Cuomo, all individuals are now required to wear a mask when in a public place and unable to maintain proper social distance.
  2. If you arrive at a park and crowds are forming, please choose a different park or return another time/day to visit.
  3. If parking lots are full, do not park along roadsides or other undesignated areas—choose a different area to visit, or return another time or day when parking is available.



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CLC Events Cancelled, Outdoor Conservation Areas Remain Open

Hopefully by now you are heading the Government’s recommendations to stay home and maintain social distance. With so many places closed and events cancelled, finding things to do is tricky. Columbia County Current will do our best to find safe activities to share. 
The Columbia Land Conservancy released the following regarding updates, as well as the news that Conservation Areas are open.
  • All events are cancelled through March 31. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates on our website as more information is available. The quickest way to find out if an event will be cancelled or not is to check out clctrust.org/events frequently.

  • The CLC office is closed through March 31. Need to contact a staff member? Visit our website, email info@clctrust.org, or call 518.392.5252 and leave a voicemail.

  • Public Conservation Areas and trails remain open, dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Getting outside and enjoying nature is a great way to combat feelings of stress and anxiety during times like these. Please practice social distancing while hiking to stay safe.

  • We’re here to help. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and our blog, The Outside Story, where we’ll be sharing resources and leading virtual walks. Stay tuned for an announcement later this week!




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Jiminy Peak Open This Weekend


Jiminy Peak received about 10-inches of natural snow this week, and will be open to take advantage of it this weekend.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England, summer home to Mountain Adventure Park and the only mountain resort in North America to generate its own energy using alternative wind power. In addition to winter skiing and snowboarding, there are numerous additional activities at the mountain, including a Mountain Coaster, Zip Ride, and Snowshoeing.

DATES/TIMES (for this weekend):
Friday, November 30, 2018: 9am – 10pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018: 8:30am – 10pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018: 8:30am – 4pm

$65 for adults, $58 for young adults/seniors, $51 for juniors, $39 for Twilight.
All 18/19 Jiminy Peak season pass types will be valid.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Rd
Hancock, MA 01237


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Geology, The Ice Age, & Hudson River School Hike at Olana

Take a tour of Olana’s geological landscape with Hartwick College Geology Professor, Robert Titus. Participants will learn about the geological history of Olana and the forces that shaped the 19th-century Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape. Experience Olana’s landscape with new eyes—the eyes of geologist who sees where science meets storytelling and time travel is possible. The hike will be about 1.5 miles with rests, followed by apples and ice water. Wear smart shoes and sunscreen.

Saturday, September 8, 2018: 4pm – 5:30pm

Member: $5, Non-Member: $10
Ages 8+

Olana State Historic Site (Visitor Center)
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

Tickets: eventbrite.com


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At Berkshire Botanical Garden: ‘PlayDate’ Designers Re-Imagine Play House Structures

Nine local designers and builders interpret play house structures for Berkshire Botanical Garden’s summer exhibition, “PlayDate: Playhouses in the Garden”.

The PlayDate structures vary in size and theme, from a medieval fortress, to an outdoor transparent “play room” and a cubed, mirrored structure. Other designs include a tree trunk transformed into a hobbit house, a 19th Century shepherd’s wagon, a tee-pee made of saplings, a sanctuary, and an antique aviary tea party. A permanent installation at the Garden, the Martha Stewart Cottage, received a makeover for the exhibition, transforming the traditional garden cottage into a wild woodland themed room inspired by the Garden’s own woodland trail. A total of 11 structures are included in the exhibition.

– info from https://berkshirebotanical.org/

Now through September 24, 2017
9 am – 5 pm daily

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 W Stockbridge Rd
West Stockbridge, MA 01266

Free with garden admission.

Members Free
Adults $15
Seniors/Students $14/$12
Children under 12 Free

“Twofer” Tuesday – BBG offers half price admission every Tuesday in 2017!


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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.