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The New York Minnewaska Mountains Called and I Answered

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Over the weekend I had back to back feng shui consultations within Ulster County and Westchester County, New York. After my consultation in Marlboro, NY I headed over to Minnewaska State park Sam's Point to get in a full days worth of hiking. In total, it added up to 5 hours. That’s a lot of exploring! 

I started off exploring the Ice Caves which were pretty cool! Literally. Maneuvering though them allowed you to have a sense of great curiously, while your mind tended to drift into a touch of horror movie thinking, LOL! 

I hope your not afraid of tight spaces.

After, I made my way over to the Verkeederkills falls trail. This offers a pretty sweet vista of the Gunks near New Paltz, NY. Be sure to plan ahead as this trail is 3 hours round tip.

To complete my mini exploration, I stopped off at Sam’s Point Vista and then made my way to Lake Maratanza to cool off and give my feet well deserved rest before heading back to the ranger station.

 If you have the Empire State Pass, there is no charge to get into the park. If you are paying as you going, the fee is $10.00. Be sure to check the Minnewaska website as the entry fees are known to shift from time to time. 


Happy Trails! 

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Laura. I enjoyed reading about your hiking adventures. Great photos.

Sep 25, 2017 05:43 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

WOW Laura, those are some amazing photos. In my younger days I may have been up for the challenge but after knee and foot surgery, I have to take the easy trails.

Sep 25, 2017 08:38 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

What a perfect time of year for a day-long jaunt through the wild. I hope you took along some nice treats to eat?

Sep 25, 2017 08:39 AM
Laura Cerrano

oo for sure Sandy and Norm. I boiled up some sweet potatos, corn, had an avacado, nuts and berries, and beef jerkey. The perfect energy food for a long day :)

Sep 25, 2017 08:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura, having lived in CT & NY for over 15 years I have to say I am ashamed had never heard of this place...glad you posted and I got to see such amazing part of Nature...Endre

Sep 25, 2017 11:32 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not being a hiker myself, Laura, I'm impressed! NY's mountain regions are gorgeous... I remember them well from spending childhood summers there.

Sep 28, 2017 12:59 AM