One of the greatest advantages of where hubby and I now live, is our proximity to the historic Hudson River. Up and down the coastline are many, many little towns and villages who have built quaint parks and communities for all to share in their enjoyment of the river. There’s always a ‘Main Street’. There’s always a top notch restaurant. There’s always a quiet cafe’ or a local ice cream shoppe just waiting for you to try a new flavor they just invented.

Studies assert that water actually “lowers stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness, a lower heart and breathing rate, and safe, better workouts. Aquatic therapists are increasingly looking to the water to help treat and manage PTSD, addiction, anxiety disorders, autism and more.”

Hubs and I spent Easter Sunday at a new local town we recently discovered on The Hudson River. There were ample walking trails, park benches with outstanding views of the river and a pleasant mix of people, families and dogs. (even though we were outside, we still had to wear a mask). The waterside park was lovely. They were setting up for an outdoor wedding in the center square. Hubby, puppy and I found a quiet park bench after we had a pleasant stroll along the shoreline. It was a lovely day with blue skies and the nip of spring in the air.


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