NY: Katonah: Caramoor (American Roots Festival)

I’ve written of the beautiful Caramoor property before but their improvements and schedule enhancements bring it from a nice stop to a MUST stop. It has a great summer season of music to include a couple of music festivals. My favorite is the American Roots Festival which offers several artists performing throughout the property leadingContinue reading “NY: Katonah: Caramoor (American Roots Festival)”

NY: Katonah: Muscoot Farm

My healing injury has offered me the opportunity to find local easier outdoor offerings to enjoy. Fun to see all the smiling families on a hayride around the farm. I was hanging around watching with the cow as he showed off the strength of his tongue. Did you know that since a cow has aContinue reading “NY: Katonah: Muscoot Farm”

CT: Southbury: Kettletown Park (Hiking)

I researched for an easy, short but scenic trail due to an injury preventing me from strenuous athletics. So on a perfect June day with no humidity and 70 degrees, I found Brook Trail. Kettletown Park is a CT State park free to CT residents in Southbury. The brook had so much character throughout withContinue reading “CT: Southbury: Kettletown Park (Hiking)”

CT: New Canaan: Grace Farms

We were treated to the Eastern approach of the respect given to drinking tea and had a wonderful meditative stroll around the property uncovering baby birds, bunnies and butterflies. The architecture, while famous, is a catalyst to understanding the mission of Grace Farms. Enter the pavilion as a transition to start your journey letting goContinue reading “CT: New Canaan: Grace Farms”

NY: Catskills- Peekamoose Bluehole

For a couple of years I read about a small swimming hole with a blue glow within the NY Catskill preserve. It would get so busy that now it requires reservations and is manned to ensure it’s kept clean. I met a really nice 25 year old ranger named Eli who checked us in. HeContinue reading “NY: Catskills- Peekamoose Bluehole”

CT: New Haven County- Farmington Canal Greenway (Biking)

A great bike ride with “eats.” Start off at the lot by the entrance of the York Hill Campus of Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Ride a mostly flat five miles into New Haven passing the elegant architecture of the Yale campus along the way. While I chose to stop and get a great poke bowl,Continue reading “CT: New Haven County- Farmington Canal Greenway (Biking)”

CT: Fairfield: Isabelle et Vincent Bakery

If you are looking to save those extra calories for one particular treat, this is the bakery you should be saving up for! My mother was Parisian and she worked at a French restaurant when I was a kid. My point being I know authentic French bakery when I taste it! To boot, there’s anContinue reading “CT: Fairfield: Isabelle et Vincent Bakery”

CT: Westport- Compo Beach

Now that it’s beyond May 1st, parking for Compo Beach necessitate a residents sticker. Fortunately you can still walk or bike in. It was a perfect evening for the effort. I enjoyed watching the sun cast it’s shadows and reflections within the perfect trees lining the shore. The pictures tell the story of the eveningContinue reading “CT: Westport- Compo Beach”

CT: Darien: Pear Tree Point (Sunset)

Only a few more weeks until I can no longer access many of my favorite coastline beaches. But tonight my favorite veggie crunch salad was on sale so I grabbed a bunch and head to see the sunset. As I opened my car door, the wind pushed it back towards me. I realized my viewContinue reading “CT: Darien: Pear Tree Point (Sunset)”