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The Dutchess County Hudson Valley New York Fall Foliage begins anywhere just North of New York City during the months of October, when stunning representations of autumn foliage reach its colourful pinnacle. A few sheets of sunflower have turned amber and fallen to the floor. In the Adirondacks and in the higher altitudes of the area, the rotating blades are already at their apex.
This or next week-end the colour should peak in the Catskills, Hudson Valley and Connecticut Nothern. If you are ready to take a full excursion northerly, here are some things you can do in Hudson Valley. We recommend a full excursion as it will be almost not possible to find accommodation at the last second.
Nearly all of them are located in the Catskills, Hudson Valley and northwest of Connecticut. When the streets are humid or moist, they become slick due to falling foliage. Also, because of the large number of other leaf observers, be especially vigilant because some of them may abruptly stop to see the foliage better.
Metro North shuttle services run from the Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie at 8:50, 9:50 and 12:50 and back at 16:18, 17:13, 18:18 and 20:18.
The New York Foliage case: Wherever it is and how to walk
The journey there - somewhere just northern of New York City - is more than half the fun on these October evenings, when the colourful autumn leaves reach their climax. The Virginia Crawlers and Soracs, the first grapevines and shrubs to turn light reddish to dark violet on almost every street in the northern hemisphere.
This or next week-end the colour should peak in the Catskills, Hudson Valley and Connecticut Nothern. If you are ready to take a full days out to the northeast, here are some things you can do in the Hudson Valley this week-end along with the best ways to get there.
Nearly all Catskills, Hudson Valley and northwest Connecticut as well as Massachusetts west and Vermont south are fully reserved for the foliage year. Also, because of the large number of other leaf observers, be especially vigilant because some of them may abruptly stop to see the foliage better.
App Apple picks In many fruit gardens along Route 9W in Ulster County and Routes 9 and 9H in Dutchess and Columbia Counties, you can still find ways to harvest your own cider. The Anderson Farm on Mount Merino Road, just to the south of Hudson town in Columbia County (518-828-7921) is one of the most scenic places to harvest an apple because it towers above the Hudson River.
To get there, take the Taconic State Parkway to the N, Route 82 due northbound in Columbia County (not the first intersection of Route 82 in Dutchess County), almost to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and then turn right on the Mount Merino Road.
You can get there by taking the Taconic State Parkway northbound, Route 23 westbound and Route 9H northbound. A little late, a Tower of Victory to commemorate the 1783 Peacemaking Agreement that ended the American Revolution will be inaugurated at 2:00 p.m. in the Washington Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, Orange County in Newburgh.
The four vaulted gates open onto an central courtyard with a Washington bronce sculpture facing the Hudson Rivier. To mark the event, a viewing deck at the top of the spire will be open to the general population, offering stunning views of Newburgh Bay, the Hudson Riviera, the Hudson Highlands and Mount Beacon on the eastern side of the city.
From Newburgh, take the George Washington Bridge, the Palisades Interstate Parkway northbound to Bear Mountain Circle and Route 9W northbound into town and turn right onto Broadway to the Canal. Walk and Hike If the sheets go by too quickly while you' re riding, stop by the Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown, Columbia County for a while for a programme of either relaxing walks or more demanding hikes.
The oldest mansion on the Hudson Riviera, home to seven generation of the Livingston familiy, Clermont offers perhaps the best view of the city. There are picknick desks for lunch overlooking the riverbank. On Sunday at 1 pm (and again on 16 October), David Grover, a native scientist, will guide a leaf walk through the site restricted to 20 pers.
For Clermont, the best route is the Taconic State Parkway, which runs westwards of Route 199 through the town of Red Hook and Route 9G northwards. On Montgomery Place in northwest Dutchess County, Monday and Sunday between 10am and 5pm, there will be a''Hudson Valley Artists Weekend'' offer of paintings by Hudson Valley artists for kids and grown-ups.
There is a wonderful view of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains to the east. This picturesque path leads up the Taconic State Parkway, westwards on Routes 199 and 308, right on Route 9G almost as far as Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and then right on River Road. If you want to see a hot-dogging competition of radio-controlled models, Iona Island in the Hudson River is the place to be between 10.00 and 16.00. The Hudson Valley Airscrews, an organisation of models fans, organise aerobatic contests for radio-controlled aircraft, which they call "hot-dogging".
This picturesque route leads over the George Washington Bridge and the Palisades Interstate Parkway northwards to the end, then Route 9W southwards to the Isle. Agriculture Show The healthy vision of country lads and maids exhibiting their cattle, ovine, pigs, caprines, hens and bunnies, along with a puller competition and an exhibition of mutton shearing: all this is open to the general public today and in the future at the Future Farmers of America Farmers Plains in Dutchess County from 10am to night.
To get there, the best route is via Taconic State Parkway Nord, Route 44 Ost and Route 82 Nord through Dutchess County's Equestrian Land to Pine Plains. Turn lefthand at the only set of lights in the city onto Route 199 to Stissing Mountain Junior-Senior High School, where the event takes place.
Traditional Folk Band One way to get on the bandwagon is to go to Poughkeepsie in the morning to take part in an''Adventures in Folk Music'' workshops at the Mid-Hudson Arts and Science Center on Main Street. Linda Russell will conduct a meeting on the subject of collective singing from 1 pm to 5 pm; Kevin Becker, how to write a song; Bruce Morrison, on the story of the guitars and their care; Bob Lusk, on the subject of Icelandic folk and Rich Bala, on Hudson Valley chant.
Metro North shuttle services to Poughkeepsie depart from the Grand Central Terminal at 8:50, 9:50 and 12:50 for a two hours ride and head back at 4:18, 5:13, 6:18 and 8:18 p.m. When you take the rail, try to sit on the side of the Hudson Rivervan.
At Poughkeepsie, if you turn right from the train stop, you will come to a riverside themepark with a picnic area.