Just too darn nice out not to take a hike today. The drive alone is cleansing after a full day at work. Started heading south of Nassau on Route 203 and pulled off to admire some of the fall colors at the St. Mary's Cemetery on the very outskirts of the village. A great man from my childhood was laid to rest here so Pastor Norkus is always in my thoughts when I drive by. He was the pastor for a very small church in East Nassau that molded me and many other close family and friends growing up. It is hard to believe it's been over sixteen years since he passed away back in 1997.
It was still early so on my way back to town, I drove through the quaint village of Valatie and stopped by the Kinderhook Creek. At the corner of Route 9 and Main Street is a pulloff and platform to view the spectacular Beaver Kill Falls aka Valatie Kill Falls.