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 leading into a special evening performance under the Venetian tent.
I have an affinity for the sunken garden area at which Sunday morning events are held. I haven’t had the opportunity as yet for those but I certainly look forward to one.
Lots of close by opportunities in Katonah – Muscoot Farm, John Jay Homestead and Lasdon Park.
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 a relatively immobile top lip they use their tongue to grab grass and then bite it off!
It was a 90 degree day and the Master Pig put on a show of taking a mud bath to keep cool while the sheep took cover in the barn.
There was also a lovely concession stand with many picnic tables in the shade to cool down.
Muscoot Farm, Katonah, NY- 10-4- donations only.
If you go on a Saturday stop by John Jay Homestead for their great Farmers Market.
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 go and slowing down as you exit the other door and stroll through the property.
Note: Requires reservations to enter the grounds promoting the tranquility of the experience.
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. He guided us to our destination and suggested a couple of other stops.
The water did glow! I also met an adorable dog named Charlie who warned visitors from going into the glowing water. He stared at me watching my moves to ensure I didn’t consider leaping in.
My new friend Eli suggested I also visit a little creek near the parking lot as a quieter option. I had so much fun following the shadows of a water bug reflecting on the rocks beneath the clear waters.
Finally Eli advised to stop a mile down the road to visit the waterfall. You wouldn’t even know I had a headache that day! I find it’s Uber important to not let even a migraine stop me from an outdoor adventure. I just temper what I do.
Please google peekamoose blue hole reservations if you wish to visit as they do require it given the number of visitors and mess it was creating. Keep it clean!