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Another plug for Innisfree Garden in the Hudson Valley

Another plug for Innisfree Garden in the Hudson Valley

Jun 8th, 2015, 05:31 AM
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Another plug for Innisfree Garden in the Hudson Valley

Once again, I want urge anyone who lives in or visits the Hudson Valley area to spend time at Innisfree Garden in Millbrook. It's a spectacular site, as you spend two hours or more walking through the beauties of nature. Check it out on google. It's open Wenesdays through Sundays, and with an admission price of $6 on weekdays and $7 on weekends, it's one of the area's great bargains.

Located about 75 miles north of the city, it's easy to drive to, being less than 4 miles off the Taconic State Parkway.
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Jun 8th, 2015, 05:35 AM
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Yes, s good reminder of a great spot.
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Jun 8th, 2015, 06:37 AM
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Good to know. Thanks!
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Jun 9th, 2015, 09:58 AM
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Oops. Another thing added to the to do list.
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Jun 9th, 2015, 10:36 AM
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Two more pieces of advice: When you go, try to get there before noon, as it will insure a better parking space. And, bring lunch....there are picnic tables on site.

Incidentally, it never seems to be overly crowded.....at least not when we've been there.
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Jun 14th, 2015, 02:13 PM
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We went today and really enjoyed it, a 1-1/2 hour scenic drive from our home just west of Hartford, CT. We've been to many gardens around the world (as far away as Sri Lanka) and this one ranks in the upper tier - maybe not in the class of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney but a very nice place to spend a couple of hours, none-the-less. We had a nice lunch in the picnic area overlooking the lake. There was plenty of parking even when we left in mid-afternoon. Admission on the weekends is $8.
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Apr 10th, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Time for my annual plug for this wonderful site in the Hudson Valley. It's open for the next three Saturdays and then starts its regular five-day Wednesday thru Sunday schedule starting May 7.
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Sep 2nd, 2016, 06:35 PM
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We spent another glorious day there today and just had to again urge you to visit. The weather was indeed perfect for spending time at the sit. The months of September and October actually are probably the best times to visit, as the weather is milder than during the summer months. It closes for the season on October 20.
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Sep 2nd, 2016, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for the reminder!
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Sep 4th, 2016, 04:05 AM
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Thank you - I've bookmarked and plan to go as soon as possible. I live less than 2 hrs away and never heard of it.
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Sep 4th, 2016, 06:09 AM
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You won't be disappointed. To us, Innisfree Garden and Storm King Art Center are the top two must-visit sites in the Hudson Valley.
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Sep 4th, 2016, 07:37 AM
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HowardR, I'd really love for you to help me plan a trip to the Hudson Valley. Friends recently returned and I'm sure will provide input. They enjoyed the FDR homes and I'd love to go to Val-Kill and see Eleanor's Stone Cottage. I was at the High museum in Atlanta recently and sat down with a book of Hudson River Art and decided I must go someday. Sometime. My niece honeymooned there but I've never been.
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Sep 4th, 2016, 05:51 PM
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Starrs, I'd be delighted to help you plan the trip. There are so many wonderful things to see here. And, yes, the FDR museum is definitely on the A list.
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Sep 4th, 2016, 05:53 PM
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PS: When planning your trip to the Hudson Valley, make sure it takes sometime between June and October. That's the only time of the year that Innisfree and Storm King are both open.
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Sep 4th, 2016, 06:11 PM
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Thanks, HowardR. Next summer then.
I watched this today on Church's Olana -
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365662102/
That was the trailer. The special was lovely.

Thanks for your help! A friend took a trip there a few years ago and just raved. It's been on my bucket list since then, but lower. It's now moved up the list!
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Your friend had/has good taste. Olana is also an A-list site!
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