Upper Delaware Fall 2018

No need to be sad that summer is over: autumn is just beginning. There’s a whole new season of art and entertainment to look forward to in the Upper Delaware River Valley, and you can find a plethora of art galleries and performance venues that will be open well into the fall in our “Second Season” directory. Then, for a closer look at one of the fun pastimes that continues year round—an evening out at a local restaurant entertained by local musicians—take a look at Ramona Jan’s “Bands about Town.” Her profiles of some local bands, the kind of music they perform and the places you can go to hear them will help you decide whose performances you might want to look for in the coming months.

Autumn is also a great time for street festivals—so many it’s sometimes hard to decide which to go to. Our Fall Festival directory will help you out with that, and Jonathan Fox’s will provide you with a close-up on one of the old favorites, Barryville’s Pumpkin Fest, where you can “eat. drink and be scary!”

Autumn is also harvest time, and Molly Marquand’s “Abandoned Hard Cider” will tell you about one local business using that harvest to good effect, sourcing a variety of apples including those from wild foundling trees and abandoned orchards to make its pungent brew. We also give you a sneak preview of the Seminary Hill Orchard in Callicoon, NY—a bit further away from commercial production, but something to look forward to—a textbook example of holistic orchard management.

Finally, don’t give up on outdoor activities just yet; there’s still plenty of time to take some marvelous hikes, and those autumn colors and the crisp autumn air just could make them even more magnificent than the summer ones. Take a virtual hike to Jensen’s Ledges via the photographs of Peter Kolesar, and see if you don’t agree.

Look, listen, celebrate, savor and breathe deep: there’ll be plenty to enjoy for all in the Upper Delaware this fall.

— Anne Willard

Section Editor

 

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