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America's Rhine: The Hudson River

America’s Rhine: The Hudson River

You’d never guess it walking along the West Side in Manhattan, but the cloudy, brackish waters of New York City’s famous Hudson River begins in the clear mountainous forests of the Adirondacks some 300 miles north.   These photos were taken near Newcomb, New York. The Hudson River starts about 10 miles north from this […]

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The Quirky Main Street Cats of Catskill, NY

The Quirky Main Street Cats of Catskill, NY

Is something in the air of this tiny little riverside town? Catskill, NY, just seems to exude creativity and whimsy. Washington Irving’s Rip van Winkle supposedly slept in this region; Samuel Wilson, the butcher who later became known as Uncle Sam, was born here. The Hudson River School artists were based here. And the region […]