Travel is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. The places you experience and the people you meet will be with you forever. All you have to do is close your eyes and bring yourself back to that moment.
Only two hours outside of the city, New Paltz is a busy little town rich with artistic charm.
Andrea and I began our trip with a stop at the information center in Minnewaska State Park. The staff was so knowledgeable and passionate, you could tell they grew up there. With map in hand we made a quick stop at the local coffee shop/guitar store, Cafeteria, before starting our hike.
We picked the trail to the waterfalls, which was more of a couple mile long walk than a hike, but we did deviate from the trail up into the woods and down to the creek. I have to say this was the best way to celebrate Earth Day!