I see these sights every day. READ MORE
The cawing Blue Jays scare the Cardinals away from the bird feeder in my backyard. Pale and washed out the female cardinals are easy to overlook next to the vibrant crimson-against- white –snow show of the males.
I see these sights every day. READ MORE
For good or ill the holiday shopping season is upon us. We've sorted through the ads and found some of the best deals for you. That being said we do support #REI's #OPTOutside mission on Black Friday.
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November 15, the REEL Rock Film Festival swings by the Rosendale Theater at the edge of the Gunks. Get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. In it's 12 year, REEL Rock premieres four new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Read more
By Alan Via
Every September I think of how concerns over hiking during the hunting season keeps some folks indoors.
As a hiker who grew up hunting, allow me to share some thoughts for those who don't want to give up weeks of being in the woods.
Hiking, camping, rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, SUP, and canoeing, open water swimming, and trail running, or just taking a casual stroll, are all fantastic ways of connecting with the natural world. Read more Part One
Another great Zombie Escape in the books. For the 8th year Ulster Corps put on this fun, family event at Williams Lake in Rosendale. See PHOTO Gallery
How do you doo doo in the woods? For hikers, bikers, trail runners, climbers, kayake, just everyone hanging out outside.
Overview of running events coming up this weekend-
Ragnar Trail Wawayanda Lake presented by Salomon, the Cat's Tail Trail Marathon, and the
Hambletonian Marathon, Half Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay
Local triathlete Lauren Warren will compete at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in just about one week. read more
by John Pinder
It’s a comfortably warm, sunny day on the Escarpment Trail, and I just can’t seem to stop mentioning the torrential downpours that dominated our excursion last year. The sun shines through the treetops and we stop at each lookout point to soak up the extended views. A year ago each vista was a thick wall of fog. “Oh, here I go again!” read more
I’m a local runner and have run the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and the road portion of the Rosendale Runs Half Marathon many times, but it was never quite like the run on Saturday, October 10. The road route was speckled with supporters cheering the runners on. Read more
As per the usual a foggy start greeted athletes preparing to ride the first leg of the eight stages in the Survival of the Shawangunks Triathlon. read more
What do you really need to Survive the Shawangunks? That’s what it comes down to. Read more
A distinct chill in the air greeted the competitors in this year's SOS4Kids. The youngest were first into the pool,read more
All distances ran the first 2 miles together through a picnic area weaving through playground equipment on a cyclo-cross like course over oregano scented grass before bottle-necking on to a single track trail descending into shadowy woods. Thatcher Park Running Festival read more
See more photos at Belleayre Mountain Bike Race
A distinct chill in the air greeted the competitors in this year's SOS4Kids. The youngest were first into the pool, read more at SOS4Kids Triathlon '17
As outdoor people, it is our charge to keep our community viable, and that community is made up of athletes, volunteers, stewards, neighbors, environmentalist, conservationists, friends, family, and flora and fauna. Read more
See more photos of the first race in the New York State Mountain Bike Series HERE
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By Ben Nephew
It's 36 miles into the race, and I’m trying to aggressively down-climb a slick, 20-foot, cliff as Andy disappears around the corner. "What am I doing?" I wonder to myself. Read More
Manitou's Revenge 54 Miler "When you have two rocks for every dirt, you are in the Catskills." — old saying
By Ryan Thorpe
The brainchild of New England ultra-runner Charlie Gadol, Manitou's Revenge is a 54.3 mile point-to-point course across some of the most difficult terrain the Catskills have to offer. Read more
For the second year HITS held an open, sprint, Olympic, half and full distance triathlon at Williams Lake. Here's a photo gallery from in and around the lake. Read more
We have compiled an incomplete list of the organizations in the Hudson Valley that have worked to protect our green spaces, rivers, lakes, streams, mountains, fields, and animals.
Thanks to all who have provided us places to run, climb, hike, camp, paddle,swim, bike, and play. Read More