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The story is inspiring and it is about how Mike Offner displayed doggedness and determination in his quest to save an icon among Catskills resorts, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch, from extinction. Once known as Schloss’ Pine Grove — part of the old-school, Kosher-style hotels that decades ago thrived in Sullivan and Ulster counties — this…

As summer turns to autumn, upstate New York in the fall is the place to be. Enjoy the new season as it takes life in the form of annual fall traditions. Sip hot apple cider, pick pumpkins, bake hot apple pies and jump in colored leaves. For many, these fall rituals recall warm memories of…

Whether you’re a hiking novice or a pro, we’ve listed the best fall hikes in New York state. If you didn’t get a chance to hike during the summer (we know, it flew by so fast!), then don’t miss the beautiful fall foliage that upstate NY hiking trails offer. Embrace the crisp morning breeze, hear…

Apparently, there are many New Yorkers who are wistful about the pastoral wilds of upstate NY in summer; and they ask themselves the question, where’s the blueberry picking near me? Where do I find the farms? Is it July yet? What is it about blueberry picking that makes it a desirable experience? For one thing,…

This summer, if you are looking for getaways from New York City, Bear Mountain NY in Rockland County could be your jam. Located an hour and 15 minutes away from the city, you can reach Bear Mountain by rail or road. Take in the picturesque Upstate New York while you journey along the Hudson River.…