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Discover the Mystery of Manitou Point

Garrison – Featuring dramatic rock outcroppings that look out upon the Hudson River, Manitou Point Nature Preserve comprises more than 100 acres, all open to the public. The nearly 4 miles of public hiking trails feature a waterfall and wind through the preserve’s densely wooded forests. A tidal marsh offers refuge to a variety of […]

Take a Virtual Hike with Master Gardener Volunteers

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers present their first virtual guided hike! While we cancelled our planned in-person hike early in the year due to the pandemic, Master Gardener Volunteers filmed and narrated a hike of Putnam County’s Fred Dill Wildlife Sanctuary. These walking trails are right in the heart of Carmel, NY and easy […]

Manitoga: Nature and Architecture in Perfect Harmony

Garrison – At the top of a winding driveway off Route 9D in Garrison sits 75 acres of woodland gardens and modern architecture, the realized vision of the late industrial designer Russell Wright. He acquired the property, which had been a quarry and logging site, in 1942, and it took nearly 20 years to complete […]

Patterson Library installs new Storywalk

The Patterson Library Youth Services staff has been busy making and installing a new Storywalk! Read the story of “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson as you walk through Patterson. The storyboards will begin at the gazebo and continue through the Library Park. From there, take a short drive or walk to Patterson Recreation, […]

Enduring Friendships Exhibition opens at the A. Eric Arctander Gallery, Mahopac; Saturday, 9/12/20 from 1-5pm.

The Putnam Arts Council is pleased to announce its first gallery exhibition since the pandemic: Enduring Friendships, an invitational exhibition featuring photographers, David Small and Dr. Bernie Kessler and painter/printmaker Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero.   All three have been involved with the Putnam Arts Council for over 35 years and have made a mark on our organization in […]

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Finds First Permanent Home

Thanks to a donation of land, the staple of New York summer theater will move to a nearby location. Riverside views will remain.  The New York Times The tent is moving. The pre-show picnics and riverside views are staying. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, a bucolic staple of New York summer theater at the Boscobel […]

Drive-In Movie Night Putnam County Golf Course

Saturday September 12th! Limited Tickets  https://tinyurl.com/y58swod2  SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL IN EFFECT OUTDOOR EVENT Snacks Available PLEASE ARRIVE BY 8:00PM – Show starts around 8:30 PM Price is $40 Per Car

Patterson Environmental Park- A Peek at Putnam’s Beauty

PATTERSON, N.Y.- Putnam County is home to a considerable number of parks, nature preserves, and scenic hiking paths. One of the most notable is the Great Swamp, one of the largest wetland areas in all of New York State. The swamp stretches from Duchess County to lower Putnam, with one of the easiest access sites […]