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There’s no better place to soak in the vibrant hues of autumn than the hiking trails of upstate New York! Whether you’re an experienced climber or more of an indoors type looking for some fresh air, NY State has a dazzling fall foliage season with literally thousands of trails to choose from. Lace up your boots, grab your camera, and head to one of these stunning spots:

Mohonk Preserve: Situated in the spectacular Shawangunk Mountains, the largest private nature preserve offers plenty of opportunities for climbing, hiking, and biking in its 8,000 acres of forests, fields, cliffs, ponds, and streams.

Lemon Squeeze: This unusual rock formation is not for the claustrophobic! Climb up, over, under and in between…

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If you’re looking for the best of old world charm with a modern vibe, in a very desirable location in Phoenicia, NY, you’ll want to see this stylish Woodland Valley log cabin with mountain views ASAP!

  

7 High View, Phoenicia NY - $269K / See Full Listing Here

This one of a kind home was built by a legendary local craftsman and features his signature stone fireplace with brand new wood stove insert. The beamed living room is focused on the stone fireplace, adjacent to a huge tiled family room and office nook.

The large eat-in country kitchen has wood cabinets and new refrigerator. And there's a fantastic laundry room that could be reconfigured for a great fourth bedroom or an office or craft room with a full bath…

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Black-eyed Susans, Day Lillies, Hydrangea and Dahlia's are just some of the plants you will see this time of year. If you've just purchased a home, it's never too late to start addressing your landscaping needs. With that said, we're happy to share our exclusive interview: The Real Deal with Victoria Coyne. Victoria has been designing, installing, and maintaining gardens in Ulster county for over 25 years. In 1986, she launched Victoria Gardens a nursery, garden center and gift shop located in Rosendale, NY that features a selection of trees, shrubs, and perennials that are chosen specifically for this area. Guided by addressing her customer’s most frequently voiced concerns: deer, dry soil, wet spots, and shady areas, you can rest assured…

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