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Hit the Water: Hudson Valley Kayak Rental Locations

Article by Emma Cariello | April 30, 2022 | via Hit the Water: Hudson Valley Kayak Rental Locations Reyna Texler, courtesty of Hudson River Expeditions Seen from above-whether by Google Maps or by plane-the Hudson Valley and the Catskills are laced with snaking waterways. Zooming in you can see creeks and kills, brooks and streams,…

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aerial view of highway in fall in the hudson valley

The Best Babymoon Destinations

Article by Kathryn Romeyn | April 4, 2022 | via The Best Babymoon Destinations The Hudson Valley is proud to be listed as one of the 11 best babymoon destinations. Read our feature in The Everymom below. Hudson Valley, New York An easy drive from the tri-state area, Hudson Valley is a bucolic escape full…

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The 7 Best Hotels in the Catskills and Hudson Valley for a Spring Escape From NYC

Article by Kathryn Romeyn | April 4, 2022 | via The 7 Best Hotels in the Catskills and Hudson Valley for a Spring Escape From NYC After a long year, New Yorkers are looking for a safe escape. And there’s perhaps no place more in demand this spring than the Catskills and Hudson Valley, where…

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21 Under-the-Radar Outdoor Gems to Find in the Hudson Valley

Article by Kathryn Walsh May 8, 2021 | via Explore these outdoor historic sites, state parks, and riverside areas that offer a hidden charm along the Hudson River.   While outdoor enthusiasts were relieved when it was announced that New York State parks would remain open during New York on PAUSE, this freedom became…

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Here’s Where to Hike the Appalachian Trail in the Hudson Valley

Timothy Malcolm June 19, 2021 via Itching to conquer the AT, but don’t want to commit to all 2,190 miles of it? Lucky for us, it’s right here, in our own backyard. In 1921, regional planner Benton MacKaye proposed a hiking trail from Georgia to Maine, primarily through the Appalachian and Berkshire mountains, as…

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16 of the Best Day Trips from New York City

Experience natural wonders, historic treasures, culinary delights, world-class beaches, and more on a short day trip to Upstate New York! Remember to social distance and wear a mask as required by state guidelines. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available. Best for the Great Outdoors: Mohonk…

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These Hudson Valley, NYC public art installations celebrate Black history, culture

The five-foot bronze statue greets travelers at Yonkers’ Metro-North station. Before Ella Fitzgerald became known as the “First Lady of Song,” she was raised in Yonkers. Decades before the height of the civil rights movement, Fitzgerald’s jazz music career smashed color barriers as she became world renown for her melodic voice and scatting. After becoming…

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Stewart Airport to resume international flights with Iceland-based airline

New York Stewart International Airport will truly become “international” again on June 9. Port Authority officials announced Tuesday that PLAY Airlines will begin daily flights that day to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, where they are based. From there, other European cities will be just a connecting flight away, including London, Paris, Berlin, Dublin and…

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25 Best Things to Do in the Hudson Valley, New York

New York‘s Hudson Valley is 150 miles of lush nature marked by hundreds of years of history, human endeavors, and breathtaking natural beauty. Home to charming towns like New Paltz, Catskill, Hudson, Poughkeepsie, Troy, Hyde Park, Kingston and many others, the valley has seen battles that formed the nation at Saratoga, NY, artists of the…

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Over 100 ‘Fun Facts’
About the Hudson Valley

Did you know that Lucille Ball made her stage debut in Newburgh? How about Philadelphia Cream Cheese wasn’t invented in Philadelphia, but in Orange County? Or that a mansion in Dutchess County inspired the expression “keeping up with the Joneses?” Find out about those and over 100 other fun facts about the Hudson Valley. Did…

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How to Make the Most of Winter in the Hudson Valley

Skiing at Hunter Mountain | Photo courtesy of Hunter Mountain Stop moping about the short, cold days and get out there! We’ve discovered dozens of fun, invigorating ways to make the most of everyone’s least favorite time of year. DOWNHILL SKIING & SNOWBOARDING Belleayre Mountain With a 3,429-foot summit towering over the Valley, come to…

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‘Billions’ is back: Showtime series returns to Westchester for season 6; more filming

If you’ve been missing those fleeting glimpses of recognizable places in the Showtime series “Billions,” NBC’s “The Blacklist,” and others, the wait will soon be over. From the Hallmark Channel to HBO, new series and movies will be out this fall that filmed scenes in the Hudson Valley. Production crews for “Billions,” now in its fifth season (which began…

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The top things to do in the Hudson Valley for history buffs, adrenaline junkies and artists

For decades, authors, artists and presidents have all been drawn to the Hudson Valley in New York. Located over two hours north of downtown Manhattan, the Hudson Valley’s dramatic four seasons, historic sites and small towns continue to charm visitors to this day. Here’s our list of the top things to do in the Hudson…

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From Legoland to the Catskill Mountains: the 9 best places to visit in Hudson Valley

With a rich history, natural beauty galore and a concentration of world-class cultural sites, New York’s Hudson Valley is the perfect escape from fast pace of New York City.      Historic cities, towns and villages still tell the tales of its settlers beginning with the Munsee, Mohican and Mohawk nations all the way to the Henry…

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Thanksgiving 2021: Plan to dine out? 19 restaurants offering holiday dinner

It’s been a hard year for everyone, especially restaurant owners. Everywhere you go, there’s a “we’re hiring” sign posted due to labor shortages. Not to mention the rise in the cost of goods, spiking the price on everything from sweet potatoes to meat. And don’t forget these restaurants spent a year pivoting to accommodate changing regulations around…

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