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Elyse’s Country Journal brings you a glimpse of the Tri-State Region’s unique charm! Browse our collection of blog posts, photos, and eclectic articles to feel the vibe of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Columbia & Dutchess Counties’ Hudson Valley. Please email us if you have something you would like us to post or blog about.

Turkey To-Go!

The warm smell of Grandma’s homemade cranberry sauce, the precision of setting the table, the games, the drinks, the laughter – Our greatest Thanksgiving memories

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Southern Berkshire Camping

Cold air, dark night, warm fire, bright stars: there is a refreshing levity to autumn camping. Somewhere between flip flops and sweaters we have welcomed the month

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Once in a Blue Moon

Only Once in a Blue Moon do we get to celebrate Halloween with the light of a blue moon shining brightly above. The phrase “Once

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Stingy Jack

“Clothes make a statement, costumes tell a story.” Halloween is one of the oldest celebrated holidays in the world.  It began as an Irish custom

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Berkshire’s Autumnal Pearl

Horse chestnuts, encompassed by prickly, husk-like shells, are the autumnal pearl of the Berkshire Mountains.  Each October brings a sprinkling of horse chestnuts that decorate the region’s

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Hikes with a View

“Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen.” Race Brook Falls, Monument Mountain, Brace Mtn., Alander, Mohawk Trail… Our summits are bursting with color

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Hudson Valley Vineyards

New York’s Hudson River Valley: the birthplace of American Wineries.   Home to our country’s earliest commercial winery as well as the oldest continuously operated vineyard,

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Swinging in the Trees

Adventure abounds the Berkshires.  As we welcome the arrival of autumn, there is no better way to bask in the beauty of fall foliage than

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Cider or Juice?

In the 18th century, the average Massachusetts resident drank 35 gallons of apple cider each year.  Today, Massachusetts is one of the few states that has adopted

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Rail Trails

Explore the greater Hudson Valley Region by walking, running or bicycling along along miles of flat terrain that wind through our beautiful countryside. The area

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Local Golfing

The average golfer walks up to 6 miles while playing an 18-hole golf course. Golf, with ancient origins, has significantly gained in popularity since the

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