Walking the D & H Canal

d and h canal sign

We live in Wurtsboro NY where the D & H Canal used to pass through. The canal was also one of our first hiking trails we did when we moved upstate. If you don’t know, the Delaware and Hudson Canal was a channel that went from Pennsylvania to the Hudson River carrying mostly coal and […]

Completing our First HBTrails Triathlon

High Falls waterfall

I’ve seen a few triathlons in my life but never participated in one. Perhaps one day before my knees give out, we will give it a try. Today, my hubby decided two weeks of resting his ribs was enough and that we should do a hike. We got ready, filled our water bottles and grabbed […]

Kayaking with Kids at Bashakill

kayaks and boat

After looking at the Bashakill for seven years we are finally kayaking here. We walked the trails and have now kayaked the marsh more than all combined trips at the Delaware. To me, this place is breathtaking with it’s 360 degree view. Today, we took my hubby’s cousin, her husband and their two kids on […]

First Time Kayaking the Basha Kill

Wurtsboro New York has a lot of hiking and walking trails. The area also has a giant 3,000+ acre wildlife management area called the Basha Kill. This area was purchased in the 70s and transformed to a marsh. It houses plenty of wildlife including owls, eagles, red-winged blackbirds, blue herons, and warblers. Over the years […]

Hiking Mullet Loop Trail With Family

Mullet Falls

During these strange times, it’s hard to know when or if you should go hiking with family. We have been staying away from our family for two months. When we do see them, it’s from six feet apart and only for a few minutes. We have four essential workers in our families and they get […]

Picking Up Trash for Earth Day 2020 at the Bashakill Marsh

Pepsi Cola Can

Earth Day is on April 22nd and so is my birthday. This makes me want to go out and be even more connected with earth. So, each year we try to do something, however small it may be. It makes my heart feel good and we really need it during these quarantine times. Trash at […]

Panoramic Gallery of Basha Kill Wildlife Refuge in Wurtsboro on 4/21/20

We checked the weather and it said you have 2 hours before it downpours. The weather man is usually 99.999% wrong but we didn’t want to chance it. We went for a short hike by the Basha Kill Wildlife Refuge Center in Wurtsboro NY. We live in Wurtsboro for 7 years now but been here […]