This week we head upstate to Ulster County taking in the quiet, quaint town of Rosendale and the surrounding locales. There’s plenty to make a weekend out of it or a solid day trip. Cyclists and hikers alike will relish the 22+ mile long Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. You can park and get on at the Rosendale Trestle, which offers soaring views of the valley from 150 feet above the Rondout Creek.

Further along on the trail we stop to chill and descend into an ice cave. Famished after the walk, our next stop is Ollie’s Pizza in High Falls, offering excellent wood fired pies, ample outdoor seating, and the kicker: negronis on tap. On the way home we pull into Applestone Meat Company’s 24/7 roadside vending machines for ethically sourced cuts of lamb and pork to bring back home.

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