Found 32 blog entries about Fall.

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Rosendale, NY's Main Street is both beautiful and unique. This short but thriving thoroughfare is a snapshot of the community that makes up this trendy, up-and-coming town just 90 miles north of New York City. A mini-melting pot of small businesses, eateries, residential properties, and municipal buildings rests on the banks of the Rondout Creek and in the shadow of Mount Joppen-burg. If ever a Main Street captured the classic and picturesque beauty of the Hudson Valley region, main street Rosendale is it! Take a stroll with Taft Street down Main Street and see why Rosendale, NY is one of the most desirable areas to buy a home in the Hudson Valley.

A Vibrant & Thriving Community In Ulster County, NY

Rosendale, NY has been enjoying a migration of

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Like pickles? Then we've got something fun for you to do this weekend! This Sunday, November 20th brings us The Rosendale, NY International Pickle Festival, a beloved local event in the Hudson Valley Region. Initially started as a "pickle party" between friends 1998, the Rosendale, NY International Pickle Festival has grown over the past 12 years into an event that draws over 5,000 visitors from all over the world. This unique festival features all things pickle-related, from goods and souvenirs, to pickle judging and contests. Also on the agenda are various delicious foods from local vendors, and live music & dancing.

pickle1The Pickle: Around the World and Back to the Catskills

Sure it's always been a great local event in Ulster County, NY, but you can't

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Whether you are looking in "Upstate" NY, the "Catskills", or even the "Hudson Valley", the common question pops up, "Where does one area begin and another end?"  Some buyers begin with a broad search of Hudson Valley homes for sale, while others know the specific county they want to be in.  There are even times where the buyer already knows specifically which town or area they like most.  Homes for sale in Ulster County, NY have always been very desirable to buyers.  Although surrounding counties are nice, Ulster County Real Estate, in my opinion, is extra special.  In no particular order, I decided to highlight 5 really cool and very popular areas within Ulster County, NY.  Each of these hot spots in Ulster County, NY offer something of value and are

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If you're out and about running errands on a cold November morning, few things offer more comfort than a hot cup of fresh coffee and maybe a warm bagel or roll. Such were my thoughts recently as I shuffled into The Last Bite in High Falls, NY. It was an early, cold, and so far coffee-less morning, so I was in need of some quality nourishment. I'm always looking for great local spots to eat in the Hudson Valley, and I had heard good things about The Last Bite. I stepped up to the old-time storefront, with an aged hanging sign swinging in the wind, reminiscent of an era long past.

the_last_bite_1Fresh Food On Main Street High Falls, NY

As soon as I opened the door my senses perked, as I smelled the aroma of coffee brewing and eggs cooking. The small shop consisted of a

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608 Rte 32Open House! Taft Street Realty is pleased to present 608 Rte. 32 North this Sunday, October 30th, from 11am – 2pm. Take a look inside this almost-new colonial in a private and convenient setting. This very well maintained home features new Bellawood Brazilian Walnut floors in the living & dining room, spacious bedrooms and a very well designed master suite and bathroom.

Perfect Combination of Privacy & Convenience

An oversized 3 car garage, full walkout basement, and super comfortable interior layout all add to the value and appeal found in this home. Let’s not forget the front and side wraparound porch and large back deck. The house cannot be seen from the road, and paved walkways & additional landscaping complete the picture. Situated on over 5 acres, 608 Rte 32 b
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25 Alan Street ExteriorOpen House! Taft Street Realty is happy to present 25 Alan Street this Saturday, October 29th, from 1pm - 4pm. Come view this 3BR Ranch in a prime Stone Ridge, NY location. Only minutes to historic High Falls, NY, this home is the perfect for first time buyer or retiree. Already updated and ready for your personal touches, this single-level home is affordable and in a great spot! A large back deck is perfect for BBQ's and entertaining!

Move-In Ready & Affordable


Two fireplaces and two full baths, paved driveway, and newer windows make this a really nice move-in ready home. There is a dry walkout basement, newer appliances, and hardwood under carpet and linoleum in dining area, living room, and25 Alan St Interior hallway. Updates include newer 200 AMP service in 2003,

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Autumn is an amazing time to visit the Hudson Valley region! Mother Nature takes center stage in the fall, showing off with vivid colors and bountiful harvests. It’s a season of crisp, sunny days, and clear, sometimes spooky nights. Here in Ulster County, NY, we celebrate and indulge in all that our environment gives us this time of year, knowing that winter is right around the corner. The best thing about the local autumn activities is that they’re tailor made for families and kids. Whether its apple & pumpkin picking, trooping through a corn maze, or going on a hayride, fall in the Hudson Valley equals outside activity that the whole family can enjoy!

The Hudson Valley's Bountiful Harvest

AppleThe fabled home of the legendary Johnny Appleseed, here in the

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Carolyn WonderlandThis morning I happened to be flicking through the channels, hoping to catch a little news as I began my day. I paused on “Imus in the Morning”, drawn-in not by a headline, but by the powerfully strong female vocals of a band playing live on the show. I listened on. The 3-person band was called Carolyn Wonderland, and they’re soulful performance this morning came as a pleasant surprise, as I’m always grateful to catch good music that’s new to my ears. I bopped off of my living room couch with a tune in my head and a fresh new blog topic in mind, because what really caught my attention was where they will be playing this weekend...

An Unmatched Stage Presence, Live in Woodstock, NY!

Singer/songwriter & guitar…
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Bistro-To-Go StorefrontI recently had the pleasure of attending a wedding held at a gorgeous venue with amazing food. In fact, it was Dylan Taft and his lovely wife Brooke, who were exchanging vows that afternoon.  It was a wedding that celebrated the surrounding landscape, both in its location and cuisine; a wedding that could only be held right here in the Hudson Valley Region. The Onteora Mountain House, located in Olive, NY, boasts views of the Catskills that resemble a painting, such is their beauty. The Esopus Creek sparkled as it wound & snaked along the valley below. The happy couple was wed outdoors, seemingly perched among the tall pine trees, against a backdrop of rolling mountains. As if taking their cue from the beauty around them, the caterer, Blue Mountain

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There’s something in the air around the Town of Saugerties; a scent that’s easy to identify and hard to miss. The aroma of fresh garlic emanating from Cantine Field in Saugerties can mean only one thing: the 2011 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival! This extremely popular annual festival features all things garlic, and we mean all things. From garlic ice cream (yes you’re reading that correctly!), to garlic fudge, to humans dressed as dancing garlic cloves, the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival is yet another lively event unique to the Hudson Valley Region. It is another shining example of an active community that characterizes not only Saugerties but most all of Ulster County.


Taking place this Saturday and Sunday, the 2011 Garlic Festival started in 1989 as a…
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