Author Archives: Staff Writer

Health Benefits of Being Outdoors Greater Than We Thought!

We have all seen the many studies that have come out about how much healthier people are when they get regular activity. One of the guidelines has been getting 150 minutes of moderate activity every week, which can include hiking or even just walking (somewhat briskly to get the benefit!). There was a study done recently in England where 43% ... Read More »

Hiking the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park

Of the national parks that are located in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park is the biggest. It takes up over 4200 square miles and is located north of the famous Banff National Park. Within the park you will find Columbia Icefield glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, hot springs (including Miette Hot Springs) and of course the 27-mile Skyline Trail.The Skyline Trail ... Read More »

The Promise of Spring: Maximize Your Experience

by Dave Holden THE SEASON AHEAD A couple of days ago I posted an article about the natural goings-on here in Waughkonk in the Spring of 2013. It is a dynamic, rapidly changing season, full of increasing life and light, day-by-day. We have several trails in the area to enjoy. Trails on NYS DEC land include the Overlook Trail with ... Read More »

Don’t Forget To Make Plans For National Trails Day

What is an annual event that you can participate in to appreciate the great trails that we have in the United States along with all the folks that maintain them? National Trails Day, and on Saturday June 1 you can join the American Hiking Society and thousands of hikers in public events that will be taking place all over the ... Read More »

The Promise of Spring: Finally Fulfilled

By Dave Holden After this very long winter and seemingly endless beginning to Spring, the season of life is finally here – in all of its green glory. No matter how many springs we see (I’ve seen a few) each one is always exciting and unique. We never get tired of Spring. Usually, we don’t get a chance to because ... Read More »