What a magnificient day we had yesterday walking with the boys along the Orange Heritage Trail. We had perfect weather, low 70's and sunny, just warm enough to have a little sweat going on but not so hot that we were uncomfortable. Patrick decided to ride his bike along the trail, while Thaddeus and Sebastian road their scooters. Gryphon was feeling a bit lax so he got to ride in the stroller. We only covered about a one mile section of the trail, but it was far enough to tire out the boys and for Rich and I to get a bit of much needed exercise. I brought a long a back pack with snacks and water for everybody just to be safe. I also packed a small first aide kit just in case anyone took a tumble. Rich and I are hoping to coming back one day and bike the entire trail. I think it will be loads of fun. This may have to be a hooky day from work.
The trail itself is 11.5 miles between Goshen and Monroe in each direction. It isn't very hilly at all and is paved the entire way. You do have to watch at road crossings in some places there can be a lot of traffic. Along the trail you will find a bird/wildlife santuary, some historic landmarks (the depot museum), meadows, streams. There are benches located throughout the trail for those who need to stop and rest. There are three major entrances to the trail with parking, in Goshen located on St. James St., in Monroe at the park and ride, in Chester at the Depot Museum. There are no fees for using the trail. YAY
20 Hatfield Lane, Goshen, NY, 10924
Good for: Families
Ummhh! The sights the smells and the sound of choclate calling out to you.
This cafe offers a wide selection of sandwiches, salads and such but the real reason it is listed here is the chocolate in the bakery. The tip title is taken from a story in the press about this little slice of heaven. Please go to the link below for the story and the cafe web site.
Favorite Dish: The salmon Lunch Box and the chocolate desserts.
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Pictured here are Kelly and Nick, 2 of Ellens children. There Godmother took them for dinner. We found the drinking age must have dramatically decreased as we were offered a seat at the bar. We declined as Nick is about to turn 13.
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