We live in Berne (NY), which is one of the four Albany County Hilltowns. The other three towns are Knox, Westerlo and Rensselaerville. Even though we are only 30 minutes from Albany, the capital of New York State, the Hilltowns area is quite rural. We love it here, and the views of changing colors in September and October are breath taking. Right now the predominant color is luscious green, but sumac is starting to show a lot of red. Our running grounds for dachshunds start to look spectacular. Our hunting season starts on October 17 so we still have a long way to go. In the meantime we will be going to dachshund field trials, and this upcoming weekend I'll be running our dogs in NJ.