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Let's get outside and #hikethecatskills

  As most of you know, when we aren't working, we love to explore and hike throughout the Hudson Valley.    These are our top places to get outside. 1.  Minnewaska State Park (Lake Awosting):  This is easily our go to spot.  Just 20 minutes from our house, Minneswaska offers some amazing opportunities to experience the Shawgunk Mountains (that's right, it's not in the Catskills!)  We often will take first time visitors to the lake trail (just 3.5 miles and relatively flat), to walk around the glacier carved lake and stop for photographs overlooking New Paltz and beyond.   More information about Minneswaska can be found here:  https://www.parks.ny.gov/parks/127/details.aspx 2.  Overlook Mountain: You've probably seen pictures from this trail (who doesn't love an apocalyptic...

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Favorite gifts from our Favorite Brands...

There is a lot of talk about finding the 'perfect' gift, but no one talks about how long it takes to design them, make them, or select those gifts to get to them all wrapped up. These brands we below are some of our favorites, brought to you by some of our favorite people.  We hope you find something to give to your favorite person...  The Normal Brand: This crew, Conrad, Lan & Jimmy, (all brothers!) have been partners with us right from the beginning. By only making things that they themselves wear, these pieces will be your new favorites for sue. They say that 'Normal fits better', and we couldn't agree more. The Normal Brand is one of our favorites. What...

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Upstate & Chill

How do you Upstate & Chill? When we first started our Hudson Valley/Catskills adventure over 8 years ago, we quickly learned that “Upstate” is much more than a regional description. It’s a state of mind that evokes celebrating the world around you and taking a break from the chaos of modern life… Here at Hamilton & Adams we all about taking this mindset and turning it into a movement – a movement that gets people to slow down, appreciate life and stay curious about the world around them.  We call this movement Upstate & Chill and we’re excited to hear how you – our customers, fans, friends and family – are embracing the spirit of Upstate & Chill and making it...

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Our Favorite Hike

One of the most magical places during the fall season in the Hudson Valley area is Minnewaska State Park. The rugged trails, roaring waterfalls, picturesque lake and stunning mountain-top views make it one of the best places for an awesome weekend adventure. And like so much in the Hudson Valley, Minnewaska State Park is rich in natural beauty and interesting history. Many people don’t know it, but Minnewaska was founded by the same family who founded the world famous Mohonk Mountain House, and for nearly 100 years the lake was home to two “mountain houses” of it own  – The Cliff House and Wildmere House. Both properties provides visitors with year-round adventure, taking advantage of the many seasonal offerings the...

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Visit Vortex: Meet the Owners

HAMILTON & ADAMS Meet the Owners BY ANNE PYBURN CRAIG AUGUST 21, 2018 If you’re a man, or love someone who is, you need to get to know Hamilton & Adams in Uptown Kingston. A shop dedicated to the discerning and adventurous man, Hamilton & Adams features menswear that’s both sharp and rugged, grooming tools that feel as good in the hand as they do on skin, and unique, well-made gifts and accessories that aren’t easy to come across. To shop for such things online at random is to risk disappointment; some things need to be experienced in person. At Hamilton & Adams, where the mantra is “Stay Curious,” you’ll find a well-curated cornucopia of solid finery. “While we offer categories...

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