Category Archives: nature

Three Fall Walks in Ulster County

Testimonial Gateway Carriage Road, Mohonk Preserve

This fall seems to have come late, with the oaks now ascendant. In the past few days we raced out before clouds overtook the sun to visit three of our favorite walks in Ulster County, New York.

Testimonial Gateway

Testimonial Gateway Trailhead

A well-maintained carriageway wends its way through fields with views to the Shawangunk Mountains.

Walkway Over the Hudson

Where in the past we started out on the Poughkeepsie side, these days we approach the Walkway from Highland, in Ulster County. The cliffs on the Highland side offer grand displays of color.

Looking north from the Walkway

Rosendale Trestle Bridge and Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

Wikipedia has more information than you may care to know about the Rosendale Trestle Bridge, but we’re very glad, at the least, that it didn’t end up being a bungee jumping site, as one past owner had tried to do.

View of Rondout Creek from Rosendale Trestle Bridge

Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 59 (Fire Symphony)