Connecting the trails at Cohotate Preserve with Brandow Point and the Willows has been a goal - how it is a reality. Thanks to the owners of the private land between the two public areas who gave permission to cross and to volunteers who cleared and marked the trail. The connecting trail starts from the red trail where it is closest to the river. Give it a try, but please respect the private property and stay on the marked trail.
Balancing Sound Development & Effective Conservation
New Trail Connecting Brandow Point and Cohotate
Leigh Ann Smith, Full Moon Willows, 11 x 14, oil on canvas, 2017
Holiday Open House at the Willows
480 Rt 385 Athens, NY 12015
Saturday December 1, 2018 1-4 PM
Join us on December 1 to celebrate the season! Once again this year we will have the Willows at Brandow Point decorated and open to the public for a free event on Saturday.
Local author and illustrator, Hudson Talbott will be doing a book signing from 2:30 to 4 with three of his books: "River of Dreams -The Story of the Hudson River," "United Tweets of America: 50 State Birds Their Stories, Their Glories," and his new book "Picturing America:Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art."
We will have a simple holiday craft for kids to make, and of course refreshments. We hope you will stop by to see progress on the restoration of this beautiful old house and visit with us about our plans and events for the coming year.
Festive Evening Celebration
Friday November 30, 2018 6:30-8:30 PM
Please join us for our FREE Saturday Open House
on the Lawn at the historic
Willows at Brandow Point
Saturday September 29, 2018 2-5:30
The Willows, 480 Rt 385 Athens, NY
An afternoon of music at the Willows at Brandow Point.
Wickers Creek Band at the Willows September 29, 2018
The event kicked off at 2 PM with music by Wickers Creek Band. They performed an eclectic mix of traditional American music, primarily in the Bluegrass tradition.
They were followed by Breakneck Ridge Revue , a folk "jam band" of Hudson Valley musicians building twangy but danceable sets around a mix of traditional and original songs ranging from blues to folk to rock -- from John Prine to the Beatles -- but always with a homegrown feel.
The weather was wonderful and all who attended enjoyed the afternoon. Food and beverages were provided by Crossroads Brewery and Best of the Wurst.
Just like Subaru-- Dog Tested and Dog Approved. Really good hot dogs from Best of the Wurst.