TOP PICKS

The Hudson Valley’s hundreds of fairs, festivals, and performances are packed with entertainment. Country fairs, county expositions, and cultural festivities of all nationalities offer an inside look to the diversity of our population. Live performances from Civil War reenactments to free concerts will keep you busy all year long.

Albany

Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
Cruise the scenic and historic Hudson River aboard the Dutch Apple - the ideal way to see the sights. Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours offers you sunshine and breezes or the protection of fully enclosed and heated decks. 

141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 463-0220 • www.dutchapplecruises.com

USS Slater DE766
Step back in time aboard the USS Slater - a World War II destroyer escort restored to its 1945 configuration. Of 563 built during WWII, the Slater is the only destroyer escort afloat in the US and lives on the Hudson River in Albany, NY.

141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 431-1943 • www.ussslater.org

Columbia

Catamount Adventure Park
An aerial forest adventure with 12 courses including two 2,000 zip line courses, 170 elements and 50 zip lines. For ages 7 to adult. Group discounts. Open spring, summer and fall.

3290 Rt 23, Hillsdale, NY 12529
(518) 325-3200 • www.catamounttrees.com

Lebanon Valley Speedway
DIRT Sanctioned stock car racing; Saturdays mid April - September, Mid-Week special events during July and August.

1746 Rt 20, West Lebanon, NY 12195
(518) 794-9606 • www.lebanonvalley.com

Dutchess

Walkway Over the Hudson
At 212 feet above water and 1.28 miles long, the Walkway Over the Hudson is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world, offering walkers, hikers, bicyclists and those with disabilities spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. 

Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 454-9649 • www.walkway.org
 

The Culinary Institute of America
Producing quality chefs to restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley for decades, The Culinary Institute of America offers extraordinary dining experiences, cooking boot camps and more.

1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 471-6608www.ciachef.edu

Greene

Hudson - Athens Lighthouse
An architectural gem built in 1874, it served as a manned lighthouse until the 1960’s. The lighthouse is located in the Hudson River just south of Athens and is visible from the Athens Riverfront Park. Tours are available on second Saturdays, July through October.

Athens, NY
(518) 828-5294 • www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org

Zoom Flume Water Park
NY’s #1 Family Water Park! Featuring the newly completed “Typhoon Twister”, Wave Pool, Wild River, Lazy River and many other water attractions. One low admission for an entire day of water fun. Food courts and gift shop. Private cabanas available. Open every day, mid-June through Labor Day. Call for group rates.

20 Shady Glen Rd., East Durham, NY 12423
(518) 239-6271 • www.zoomflume.com

Orange

West Point USMA
Visitors Center and Museum open 7 days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Visitors Center 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Museum 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Guided tours daily by West Point Tours.

2107 New South Post Road, West Point, NY 10996 
(845) 938-2638 • www.westpointtours.com

Motorcyclepedia Museum
Museum with over 500 motorcycles built from 1897 to the present. Rare vintage bikes and more than 100 Indian Motorcycles on exhibit. Photos, posters, memorabilia, machinery related to bikes. Fri-Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

250 Lake St., Newburgh, NY 12550 
(845) 569-9065 • www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org

Putnam

Old Southeast Church
This 200-year-old church serves as an ecumenical and cultural center.

Brewster, NY 10509
(845) 279-7429 • www.landmarksse.org/OldsoutheastChurch.html

Southeast Museum
Established in 1963 and located in historic Southeast Old Town Hall. Exhibits include Harlem Railroad and Borden’s Condensed Milk Factory. Lectures, children’s programs, special events.

(845) 279-7500 • www.southeastmuseum.org

Rensselaer

Crailo State Historic Site
Crailo’s exhibit “A Sweet and Alien Land”: Colony of the Dutch in the Hudson River Valley, uses archaeological finds from Crailo, Fort Orange, Schuyler Flatts, and other Dutch sites to tell the story of the colonists of New Netherland 350+ years ago.

9½ Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 463-8738 • www.nysparks.com/historic-sites/30/fees-rates.aspx

The Arts Center of the Capital Region
The Arts Center of the Capital Region houses studios for pottery, culinary arts, jewelry, woodworking, painting and drawing, printmaking, stained glass, dance and fitness, writing, and rotating performances and exhibits.

265 River Street, Troy NY 12180
(518) 273-0052 • www.artscenteronline.org

Rockland

Perkins Memorial Tower
Perkins Drive, also known as Perkins Point and Perkins Memorial Tower, stands at the summit of Bear Mountain State Park, 1,305 feet above the Hudson River. With its 360-degree panorama, the tower offers spectacular views of the Hudson River, the Bear Mountain Bridge, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Storm King and Fort Montgomery. Four states are visible as well as the New York City skyline.

Perkins Memorial Drive, Bear Mountain 10911
(845) 786-2701 • www.tripadvisor.com

Rockland Boulders Minor League Baseball at Palisades Credit Union Park
Watch the Rockland Boulders take on different minor league baseball teams across the area. The park also hosts concerts and other entertainment events.

1 Provident Bank Park Drive, Pomona, NY 10970
(845) 364-0009 • www.rocklandboulders.com

Ulster

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses, A Frosty Fest and Great Room Escape
Named the No. 1 haunted attraction in America, Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted houses have a new theme each season, including A Frosty Fest hayride, drive-thru or walk-thru in winter, and the year-round Great Room Escape.

778 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY 12487
(845) 339-2666 • www.headlesshorseman.com and www.afrostyfest.com

Belleayre Mountain
Nominated for the “Overall Favorite Eastern Resorts” by a SnowEast reader survey, Belleayre Mountain is comprised of fifty trails, glades and parks with varied terrain for everyone from beginner to expert, all year round. Elevations range from 600 to 3,325 feet, and the mountain ranked No. 1 in New York for best grooming and snow as well as the No. 1 classic resort.

181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount, NY 12441
(845) 254-5600 • www.belleayre.com

Westchester

Playland
This historic amusement park offers a timeless experience for visitors – historic rides, a boardwalk, indoor skating and more.  America’s oldest amusement park, offering lots of old-fashioned fun.

1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580
(914) 813-7010 • www.ryeplayland.org

iFLY Westchester
Take flight at New York’s only indoor skydiving facility in Yonkers. There’s no parachute or jumping, just a wall-to-wall cushion of air that gives an incredibly realistic and safe free-fall experience.

849 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 449-4359 • www.iflyworld.com/westchester