Traveling to the Hudson Valley

Real Estate Agent with Key Properties of the Hudson Valley NYS DRE #40BO1055114


Fall Foliage - Live Where the Golden Trees Surround You

Traveling in my own neighborhood is awesome


Every year October in the Hudson Valley is blessed with what we call "leaf peepers". Travel to the local farms, mountains, hiking paths, lakes, gardens, historical sites, parks, streams and outside art galleries are abundant. Many people are under the impression that other parts of New England are where the true action is in regards to fall foliage, but they are misinformed. I'm not saying that they don't have some spectacular color and vantage points for viewing the most breathtaking colors. Thing is, mother nature has been sharing this gem with us forever. Only 60 miles north of New York City, my home town is second to none. Those looking for hiking, biking and photo ops that rival any of the New England states, need not travel far. It is here in my backyard. Close to NYC but only a short drive to everywhere.

 Storm King Princess Orange County NY

A favorite location of mine is Storm King Art Center in Orange County NY. Giant sculptures on acres of beautiful property. Sunset is best in the fall. I don't know what they call this art sculpture, but I see her as a alien princess dressed in a long robe over looking the meadows. Every angle has a different story, but she faces west and watches the sun set as it illuminates the trees and the tall grasses. 

The hardest part is driving around the area and finding a place to pull off the road to take another photo or to just gaze in awe. I'm fortunate enough to know some of the nooks and crannies of nature that many people miss. You don't need to hike for hours to find them, unless that is your passion. Travel to the Hudson Valley and I'll be happy to show you some of my favorites. Be sure to bring your camera and I'll show you a few tricks in capturing the best light.

This blog is an entry for the contest for Dick Greenberg ~ Real Life Travel/Places Category

 Living in the Hudson Valley allows for a plethora of wonderful venues to take photos.


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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


That is a stunning photo! I love the backdrop of the gray sky against the colorful leaves and the sun shine on them. That sculpture is a very nice bonus! Anyone coming to the Hudson Valley should look you up for tips on where to enjoy the leaves, AND most importantl for help in buying a Hudson Valley home.


Oct 30, 2017 05:39 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Janis loved the photo, I do not recall visiting or remembering Storm King Art Center, when did they create it? Probably after I left.... anyway  can not say it enough times what an awesome photo, Endre

Oct 30, 2017 10:51 PM #2
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

That photo is gorgeous. You captured the light (and dark) perfectly.

Oct 31, 2017 03:22 AM #3
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Janis Borgueta ,

As usual your photos are amazing. I love the colors and lighting on this one in particular. What a great entry into the photo contest hosted by Dick Greenberg!

Oct 31, 2017 04:28 AM #4
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Janis, you are right, sometimes the best things can be found right outside your own door step. Beautiful foliage! 

Oct 31, 2017 06:15 AM #6
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

That is a beautiful shot with the fall colors and the cloudy sky.

Oct 31, 2017 09:15 AM #7
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Janis - I have seen the fall colors in the Hudson Valley and yours is a great one. Thanks for another contest entry!

Oct 31, 2017 09:32 AM #8
Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Janis Happy Halloween!  Wonderful fall picture - love the cloudy skies!

Oct 31, 2017 10:05 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Janis -- thank you for introducing me to the term "leaf peepers"  along with the wonderful photo.   

Oct 31, 2017 10:06 AM #10
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