Hillsdale NY - All Decked Out in Its Autumn Finest

Thursday, November 17, 2022

 Autumn in New York this year was something pretty special, and that wasn't just in places everyone thinks of when we think of autumn.  Between Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, MA, sit's the quaint town of Hillsdale and it was decked out in its autumn finest!

We first discovered Hillsdale back in the spring when we made a road trip in search of Rodgers Book Barn.  We were blown away by the beautiful hilly, rural landscape of Columbia County, the farms, the back roads, the view.  We couldn't wait to go back so we made another trip in August when we discovered Roy Kanwit's, Taconic Sculpture Park.  We knew then that we'd be back to see and discover even more about Hillsdale and this colorful autumn proved the perfect time to do just that. 

Poem written by Wallace Bruce Wallace Bruce was born in Hillsdale NY on Whippoorwill Road.  He was a graduate from Yale, wrote travel books and poetry, was appointed American consul to Edinburgh.  This marker marks the rock where his mother played as a child as mentioned in his poem.

From Hillsdale we traveled to Copake and Copake Lake, not far from Hillsdale. If you look closely at some of the photos, you will notice the the Shagbark Farm, a wholesale tree nursery in Hillsdale.  It went on for miles and miles and miles.  What a sight it was!  On our return home, we took the Taconic Parkway and with eagle eyes peeled, I spotted the famous Roy Kanwit, head, visible from the highway just as they say.

Regardless of the season, NYS is a beautiful place to live and explore.  If you've never wandered south to Hillsdale, put it on your agenda for next summer destinations.  It's worth the hour drive. Thanks for coming along on another adventure through Life As I See It.

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