The end of August can be a sad time of year. School is about to begin, the temps are getting cooler and the summer camping season is winding down.
We spent the last week of summer swimming and playing at Lake Taghkanic State Park, visiting The Dutchess County Fair, picking fruit at Mead Orchards as well as just swimming and playing at Brook n Wood Campground.
There’s a great swimming beach at Lake Taghkanic. Lots of sand has been brought in for sand castles and sun bathing. When the kids aren’t swimming they’re trying to catch the numerous fish with the nets we brought with us.
We visited The Dutchess County Fair and got to pet and see numerous farm animals, we rode on the carnival rides and the kids each had a fresh milkshake on the way out.
On the last day of the week we picked apples, peaches, plums, strawberries and blueberries at Mead Orchards in Tivoli, just outside of Red Hook. To be fair, I think the kids ate just as much fruit while we were picking than we actually bagged. I’m sure Mead factors in the consumption factor but the kids were amazed in just how fresh and sweet everything was.
Brook n Wood Campground also offered up some activities, pine cone people (or animal) making and rock painting, and we got in our last swim as well.
Check out our video above chronicling our last week of summer. Hopefully we’ll get in some Fall camping before winterizing to show you next. As for now, thanks for stopping by.