2010 NEMF Samuel Ristich Foray
34th Annual Foray of the Northeast Mycological Federation


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From Barbara Plume, Area Attractions Chair

North South Lake

North South Lake, Catskill State Park

NEMF2010 will feature outside recreational activities to please families of all ages and interests.  Bring the children!  Where else can you find a dude ranch www.pinegroveranch.com
The World's Largest Garden Gnome at Kelder's Farm

and a working farm and farmer's market www.kelderfarm.com plus mini-golf within a few miles of each other?  Kerhonkson!

September is the perfect time for world-class rock climbing in the Shawangunks in nearby New Paltz.  If rock climbing is not for you, you’re within minutes of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding www.mohonkpreserve.org.

Rock climbing in Shawangunks

For those interested in history, Hyde Park offers a wealth of museums and estates open to public. Historic Hyde Park website provides information on Franklin D. Roosevelt home, Eleanor Roosevelt Center, FDR library, and Vanderbilt mansion.

And for those interested in yard sales, they abound in the area.

Opening Parade, Walkway Over the Hudson

Visit New York’s newest State Park. Walkway Over the Hudson State Park
www.walkway.org is located on The Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge, a marvel of 19th century Industrial Revolution engineering.  Opened to the public on October 3, 2009, this unique scenic attraction is bracketed by nature trails, museums, restaurants, shops and restrooms.

For art and architecture buffs both children and adults, Opus 40 & Quarryman’s Museum in Saugerties (near Woodstock) www.opus40.org is a truly unique 6-acre sculpture built in an abandoned bluestone quarry.  The Quarryman’s Museum preserves the stone working and farming tools of the 19th century.

Opus 40

Although a bit of a drive from Kerhonkson, Olana in Hudson is a visit sure to leave a lasting impression. An estate built by the Hudson River School artist Frederick Church in mid 19th century, it provides one of the most spectacular views of the Hudson and a well-preserved building in a unique mix of Italian and Persian styles.

The bounty of the Hudson Valley is evident at the farms and farm markets in our area. Local families continue to farm the land and grow the freshest, most mouth-watering produce you will find anywhere!

New Paltz is astonishingly rich in the tradition of harvest, with a wonderful variety of farming and food production stretching from early summer to Christmas. Bring your family to delight in visits to our farms and farm-stands.

The Hudson Valley has long been a travel destination, both for its well-preserved Colonial history and for its accessible Catskill mountain scenery.  The whole family can find something to enjoy in the cities and towns, as well as in its many parks and natural areas.

garlic fest

When you have filled your baskets with mushrooms and head for home, stop by the Hudson River Garlic Festival in Saugerties, NY to stock up on the garlic you'll need to complement those 'shrooms. The festival is running on Saturday and Sunday. For more information got to www.hvgf.org