Main House at Olana

From Gilded Age mansions to FDR’s picnics, Hudson Valley captures pastoral state of mind

Article by Linda Lange and Steve Ahillen via The Knoxville News Sentinel HUDSON, N.Y. – “This is a 250-acre state of mind,” says Steve Blendell as he waves his arm over a verdant expanse of the valley before him. Blendell, a tour leader, is referring to Olana, the country estate of famed landscape painter Frederic…

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10 Hudson Valley Trivia Tidbits Every Local Should Know

How well do you know your Hudson Valley trivia? From a historic tavern in Rockland County to a famed abolitionist in Ulster County, there’s a wealth of trivia in the Hudson Valley. Article via hvmag.com Whether you quiz your friends or brush up on your own Hudson Valley trivia, here are a few facts that…

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The 21 Best Day Trips from New York City

The 21 best day trips from New York City Written by Shaye Weaver, Monday July 18 2022. Click here for full article. The best day trips from New York City will take you to beautiful locations, fun wineries, outstanding museums and more. Day trips from New York City Photograph: Shutterstock 1. Woodstock, NY Good for hippies…

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12 Independent Movie Theaters for Flicks in the Hudson Valley

12 Independent Movie Theaters for Flicks in the Hudson Valley

12 Independent Movie Theaters for Flicks in the Hudson Valley Cloey Callahan July 25, 2022 | Via hvmag.com The independent movie theater scene in the Valley offers an alternative to big-box chains with must-see showings at affordable prices. Story Screen Theater Beacon Story Screen’s goal is to garner a culture of film lovers in and…

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Kayaking in Albany

Hit the Water: Hudson Valley Kayak Rental Locations

Article by Emma Cariello | April 30, 2022 | via chronogram.com 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 theeverymom.com 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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Lushna Suite at Eastwind hotel

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

Article by Kathryn Romeyn | April 4, 2022 | via theeverymom.com 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 hvmag.com 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 hvmag.com 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

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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