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20 Eerie Abandoned Places to Explore (If You Dare)

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The world is dotted with the ruins of ancient civilizations, from the devastation of Pompeii and Mesopotamian relics to the lost temples of Southeast Asia. The US is, comparatively, a baby. But this baby can boom and bust with the best of ‘em. Many of our ghost towns, now crumbling to time, were thriving a century ago. Our crumbling factories were paragons of the recent industrial age. Mexico has ancient Mayan ruins. Here, we’ve got the shells of former Blockbuster Videos.

Cornish Estate Ruins

Cold Springs, New Y ork
You can drive north from New York City to Hudson Highlands State Park in about an hour-and-a-half. (Make it two hours. This is New York traffic we’re talking about.) The reward is a sweeping 8,000-acre landscape of trees, hills, parks, and trails along the Hudson River. Hike deep into the forest and you’ll come across the ruins of an old mansion, where a husband and wife entertained guests with parties away from the chaos of city life in the 1920s and ‘30s. It all came to an end when the couple died within weeks of each other. The home was abandoned and much of it destroyed in a fire. Those who visit the remains often report the sounds of laughter and toasting glasses—perhaps the homeowners continuing their party on the other side?

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NATURAL PLAYGROUND BEING CONSTRUCTED IN NEWBURGH

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A new space will be available for kids to enjoy in the Town of Newburgh.

Facebook, a brand new natural playground is being built at Chadwick Lake Park. This will be adjacent to the regular playground that is already available.

The Town of Newburgh Recreation Department said on its Facebook, “We want to create a place for kids to climb, play and use their imaginations on Natural materials we have on hand.”

No trees will be cut down for the natural playground that is being built. Keep reading to find out more about what a natural playground is and see pictures of it being built.

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Special Hocus Pocus Screening in East Fishkill for Halloween

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The Governor of New York said that, no Halloween will not be cancelled this year, so how are you going to celebrate? With a version of trick-or-treating, with a socially distance costume gathering? Maybe just by decorating your house with spooky decorations?

Another way to mark the ‘holiday’ could be to view the classic Halloween themed movie “Hocus Pocus.” The movie, originally released in 1993 quickly became a cult classic. According to IMDB.com it is about “A curious youngster that moves to Salem, (Massachusetts) where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.”

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This state grows the most pie pumpkins in America

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As you enjoy pumpkin-flavored treats and jack-o’-lantern carving on fun fall days, know that the squash is grown all over the country. However, it’s iconic to one Midwestern state in particular: Illinois. In 2018, the state harvested 500 million pounds, followed by the second-largest producer, Texas, with 200 million.

From mini pumpkin cheesecakes to pumpkin kale lasagna, there are plenty of uses for the festive favorite as Halloween, Thanksgiving and winter holidays roll around.

If you have a slice of pumpkin pie though, it’s likely the pumpkin came from Illinois, where over 80% of pumpkin acres are for pie pumpkins. The remaining space is used for the decorative variety found in the best pumpkin patch in your state.

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Office for the Aging to Host Three Drive-In Bingo Events Throughout Dutchess County

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Poughkeepsie, NY … Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced the County’s Office for the Aging (OFA) will host a trio of free drive-in Bingo events throughout the county in October, offering safely distanced social interaction in a fun environment for seniors. These events are part of OFA’s strategy of re-imagining gatherings and adapt to current COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, an effort that will continue into next year with new resources planned for the 2021 County Budget.

Seniors will receive a complimentary Bingo card when they arrive at the venue of their choice. Numbers will be announced over a short-distance FM radio frequency that seniors can listen to through their car radios, and participants will honk their horn when they have a Bingo. Seniors can play for fun and have the opportunity to win prizes supplied by the OFA. Space is limited, and registration is required by calling (845) 486-2555.

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Experience the Truth of Food, Culture, and Fine Dining in Poughkeepsie

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The black- and woman-owned restaurant and concept event venue brings chef pop-ups to the former Artist’s Palate space on Main Street.

It was a sad day when The Artist’s Palate announced its closure after 14 years in the Hudson Valley. With a prime location on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, the restaurant was a longtime local favorite for its new American fare and elegant atmosphere. So, when it shuttered its doors at the beginning of 2020, Dutchess County residents had to wonder what would replace it.

At long last, the truth is here. More accurately, Truth is here.

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Autumn still offers fun and scares, just modified

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Across much of the country, fall is the season of apple-picking, corn mazes, winery harvests and Halloween hauntings, luring day-trippers and weekenders to rural areas. But if summer is any guide, many fall festivities may require more planning this year to avoid the crowds.

While visitors may still launch a pumpkin from a catapult, pandemic restrictions will touch everything: Hayrides will now be socially distanced, and masked clowns will be poised to scare haunted house visitors from 6 feet away.

Reservations in the orchards

Apple picking, pumpkin patch visits and corn mazes are fall traditions at many businesses.

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Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to Hold First Ever Fall Markets

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The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market typically ends around early September, but this year, the farmers’ market will be open in the fall.

Fall is typically the end of local farmers’ markets, as more people opt to go to farms for pick-your-own season and festivities. But according to a Facebook event, the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market will continue into the fall for its first-ever fall market. The fall market will take place each Monday in October. There will be markets on October 5, October 12, October 19, and October 26. The markets will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Fall still offers fun and scares, just modified

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Across much of the country, fall is the season of apple-picking, corn mazes, winery harvests and Halloween hauntings, luring day-trippers and weekenders to rural areas. But if summer is any guide, many fall festivities may require more planning this year to avoid the crowds.

While visitors may still launch a pumpkin from a catapult, pandemic restrictions will touch everything: Hayrides will now be socially distanced, and masked clowns will be poised to scare haunted house visitors from 6 feet away.

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Hudson Valley Ice Cream Shop to Host Princess Meet and Greet |

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Growing up I remember there were only a few fairytale princesses, now their are so many and you don’t have to go to a theme park to meet them. Fairytale princesses can be found right here in the Hudson Valley. Dig out you favorite princess outfit and get ready to a little mermaid this weekend.

Calling all ice cream lovers and Princesses fans. This Sunday you are invited to join The Frozen Caboose and Starlight Studio for an afternoon of fairytale princesses and frozen treat. The temperatures might be cooler but this event will warm your hearts. It a Princesses Meet & Greet and your entire family is invited to enjoy the fairytale fun.

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