Area Attractions Summer 2023

Area Attractions Summer 2023

Article via HV Mag

Summer is the perfect time to explore exciting Hudson Valley destinations! Whether you’re visiting favorite spots or discovering new attractions, be inspired by what you find so close to home.

Savor Hudson Valley wine paired with a view: Benmarl Winery

Nestled atop a scenic hillside in Marlboro, Benmarl Winery is a hidden treasure for wine lovers. Its 37-acre estate lays claim to the oldest continuously operating vineyard in America and boasts breathtaking views of the Hudson River landscape below. With roots that date back to the 1700s and a location just 70 miles north of New York City, the winery is a true destination for unrivaled wines made entirely from New York State grapes. To best experience the beauty of Benmarl Winery, there’s nothing like a visit to the property itself. After passing the winding Cabernet Franc vines during a slow amble down the driveway, visitors make their way to a table outside for a glass of wine or, better yet, a tasting flight of four wines. Benmarl requests reservations in advance, with seatings available in 90-minute intervals.

Benmarl Winery

156 Highland Ave

Welcome to yoga on the mountain: Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival

The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival is a family-friendly event held on July 22 at Plattekill Mountain, in Roxbury, NY, incorporating yoga and meditation for anyone and everyone. Instructors from all over the country show up to the mat that day and we hope that you will too! Explore the different styles and decide what feels good for your body. The more than 40 yoga classes and workshops range from Ashtanga remixed and meditation, to Kundalini, kids yoga, aerial yoga, yoga trapeze, power yoga, restorative yoga, a hip openers class, an inversion workshop, partner Thai massage, creative yoga for rebels, slow and steady yoga, mudras and meditation, chair yoga, a paint and flow, plant walks, amazing workshops, and an inspiring yoga class with world-renowned yogi extraordinaire, Kelly Kamm. Classes are held indoors, outdoors, and even on the mountaintop. Join us for a magical weekend that includes a complimentary breakfast for all ticket holders, teachers, and vendors. Participate in amazing activities or just hang around and enjoy the good company!

Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival

469 Plattekill Rd

Indulge in family fun: Dutchess County Fairgrounds

The 177th Dutchess County Fair in beautiful Rhinebeck takes place August 22 to 27. Come enjoy the agricultural bounty of Dutchess County with thousands of farm animals, beautiful horticulture displays, endless shopping, thrilling midway rides, and of course, delicious foods all spread out over 150 acres. Each evening, be sure to catch the headlining acts in the Grandstand. There’s endless entertainment around every corner. Buy your advance discount tickets online at We can’t wait to see you!

Dutchess County Fairgrounds

6636 U.S. 9

Escape to the heart of the Catskills: Hunter Lodge

Hunter Lodge, a Bluebird by Lark property, is a modern take on a ‘70s-inspired ski lodge, located in the heart of the Catskills. A place where you can experience the local character of Hunter Mountain throughout the seasons and escape from the routine. For the adventurous spirits, lace up those hiking boots and pick a trail. In the winter, it’s time to hit the powdery slopes for some epic skiing and snowboarding. Let the vibrant scenery and endless activities in Hunter inspire your senses and shake up your spirit while you’re here.

Hunter Lodge, a Bluebird by Lark

7433 Main St

Access world-class art in beautiful Central New York: Munson

At Munson in Utica, visitors are greeted by prestigious performing art shows, arts education opportunities, and free access to an extensive permanent art collection. In addition to traveling exhibitions, the Museum of Art includes a permanent collection with a core of Hudson River School paintings anchored by Thomas Coles’ four-part series, “The Voyage of Life.” Munson shows independent films on Wednesdays and Fridays, hosts a Concerts in the Court series, and celebrates local artists in its summertime Munson Arts Festival. Travel easily to Utica by car or Amtrak; Munson is roughly a mile from the Amtrak station.


310 Genesee St

Experience rural refinement in the Upper Hudson Valley: Old Dutch Inn

Located in the heart of the historic Dutch Village of Kinderhook, Old Dutch Inn is reintroduced as a premier lodging destination following a multiyear rejuvenation. The nine-room boutique hotel delivers comfortable luxury in a chic aesthetic ensuring a standard of accommodation rarely found in a rural location. Old Dutch Inn is the latest introduction to a Town experiencing a renaissance moment with the arrival of world-class art galleries, a Michelin-starred chef restaurant, and bespoke shops that complement the Town’s preeminent long-standing historical and agrarian attractions.

Old Dutch Inn

8 Broad St

Satisfy your cravings from dining to gaming: Resorts World Catskills

From Asian fine dining to a casual bar and grill, Resorts World Catskills has dining options to please every appetite. Indulge in a succulent steak from Celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s Cellaio, experience authentic Chinese delicacies at Lotus, enjoy your favorite drink at Empire Lounge or Doubletop Bar, or dine on your favorite comfort foods at the 24/7 Bistro. Want something quick? RW Food Hall or Good Friends Market has many grab-and-go options that are fast and delicious. Whatever you’re craving, you’re sure to be satisfied here. Visit for more information on our dining, casino, hotel, and more.

Resorts World Catskills


Discover American’s historic past: The `76 House

The ‘76 House, America’s oldest restaurant, is a 300-year-old structure lovingly restored to pristine condition by the Norden Family. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, The ‘76 House served as a meeting place for local patriots during the American Revolutionary War, and also welcomed General George Washington for dining on occasion. However, the most celebrated episode in the history of The ‘76 House was when the tavern served as the prison of the Revolution’s most notorious spy, Major John André, who plotted with the arch traitor Benedict Arnold, for the surrender of West Point. Today, patrons enjoy fabulous food in a one-of-a-kind setting that features four glowing fireplaces, live music, a gorgeous garden patio, wine dinners, and the tavern’s famous Sunday brunch — all of which have elevated The ‘76 House to one of the area’s top dining destinations.

The ‘76 House

110 Main St

Experience an idyllic retreat with refined charm and natural beauty: The Storm King Lodge

Nestled in picturesque Mountainville, NY, The Storm King Lodge is an idyllic retreat known for its refined charm and natural beauty. This enchanting lodge was originally a carriage house, then converted to a guest house in 1931. The interior boasts impressive post and beam architecture, four guest rooms, fully equipped kitchen, a grand fireplace, and original historic equine-themed murals. The manicured surrounds and mountain views from the veranda offer guests a tranquil respite from the bustle of everyday life. The Storm King Lodge offers serenity, inviting accommodations, warm hospitality, and the perfect destination for your escape or special event.

The Storm King Lodge

100 Pleasant Hill Rd

Enjoy memorable, world-class music: West Point Band

The West Point Band is taking the show on the road! This summer, join them for unforgettable world-class music in a variety of new settings — from West Point, across the Hudson Valley, and beyond. We’re excited to bring you performances in unique areas across the U.S. Military Academy and our local communities — fresh views, same great music. These events are FREE and open to all. For a full list of performances and event locations, visit

West Point Band

West Point, NY

Treat your furbaby to a one-of-a-kind fun-cation: Wiggles Resort

Voted #1 in Pet Care by our amazing customers! We are highly recommended by leading veterinarians and pet professionals. Our luxury facility in Mahopac is the resort Fun-cation your furbaby deserves, giving you peace-of-mind on your vacation. We offer luxury lodging, fun doggie daycare, professional training, and spa services. With nine K9™ Grass play yards, your pup can swim, play ball, tag, chase bacon bubbles, or snuggle up to a loving team member. At night, a comfy bed in a spacious suite, DogTV, and soothing music lulls your furbaby to sleep. The dog days of Summer are here, so call us today to make your pup’s reservations!

Wiggles Resort

300 Baldwin Place Rd