March 2016

Found 3 blog entries for March 2016.

Yes, it was an incredibly mild winter this year, but now that daylight savings time has come and gone, Easter too, we’re ready to trade in our down feathered jackets for sandals and t-shirts, for good. And when the warm weather in the Hudson Valley returns, so too do the annual outdoor events and festivals that we have all come to love and return to year after year!

Summer brings a ton of festivals to Ulster County, as well as throughout the rest of the Hudson Valley, but we’re itching and just can’t wait 3 more months to get our festival fix! So here we go, wait no more… a quick peek at some of the major spring and early summer festivals around Ulster County to get excited about! This should hold us all over until all those sweet summertime festivals

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Highland Town Sign.jpgI was born and raised in Highland, New York but whenever I would meet someone new, especially someone who was not local, when asked where I was from, Highland was never my answer. It’s not that I wasn’t proud to be a “Highlander”, or that I didn’t love my hometown, but if I provided an honest answer to that question, I was always met with blank stares of  non-recognition- where in the world is Highland?? Instead, if I answered, “I’m from Poughkeepsie” or “I’m from New Paltz,” (a stone’s throw away from Highland in either direction) people would immediately be able to place those towns on a map or share a story regarding how they visited once, or wanted to attend college there, etc.

Highland always seemed to me to be the quiet, commonly forgotten about

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High Falls, located roughly 90 miles north of New York City in scenic Ulster County is a small, colorful hamlet straddling two awesome towns, Marbletown and Rosendale (as seen on the map below).  Although very tiny in stature, this hotspot comes with some fairly deep historical roots. The past few years have seen the hamlet of High Falls as a stand out in the local real estate market, with lots of new faces being drawn to this postage stamp sized hamlet. The area's eclectic character welcomes many city dwellers who are looking to break out of the concrete jungle to a more serene, calming, but still totally hip location.

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 1.44.44 PM.jpgThe hamlet of High Falls is pretty small and quiet, despite it’s wildly growing popularity, making it the perfect place to get away

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