As recent relocatees to the Hudson Valley from Brooklyn, my partner and I have been very excited to experience our first fall season up north. This past weekend the weather finally decided to leave summer behind, conveniently when a couple of our friends were coming up to visit from NYC. We ventured out into the Catskill Mountains in search of some peak foliage and mountain views, and I'm happy to report that we were successful in this mission!
We headed for Huckleberry Point, which was a trail I'd read about on the Hike the Hudson Valley site. The signage is not great, but thankfully I'd kept the guide instructions up on my phone so we knew to search for the yellow trail, and what turns to make in the not-well marked intersections. It was the perfect fall afternoon with friends as we immersed ourselves in yellow leaves and the clean, fresh smell of the Catskill woods, emerging after an hour and a half to a truly spectacular view of the shadowy Catskill Mountains, the Hudson River and the changing leaves.
We spent over an hour sitting together on a large rock, eating our cucumber and hummus sandwiches and talking about the state of the world around us. Afterwards, we returned home to our Tousey Winery Chardonnay and Rioja from a local wine store, cooked up a mushroom and kale risotto and whiled away the beautiful evening together.