Once the temperatures warmed up a bit, the snow nearly all melted from earlier, so I headed south along the east side of the Hudson to get in some hiking at the Poets' Walk Park in Red Hook.
There were several other cars in the lot when I arrived as people were trying to get out and enjoy the sun. This forsythia bush looked to be enjoying the sun and is really blooming.
The overlook pavilion sits atop the hill making for a picturesque scene.
Just a little further north past Bard College is the Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area, a very large tidal wetland in the town of Red Hook. I stopped in for a 2 mile RT hike on the overlook trail, which provides views out over the bay and Hudson River to the Catskills.
While much of the landscape still appears dead and bland, there are signs of life springing up everywhere if you look. The green plants and buds look so nice and are so refreshing to see this time of year.