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Best of Hudson Valley: Fun and Leisure in 2022

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By Jane Beiles

These Best of Hudson Valley businesses and destinations offer everyone the chance to kick back, relax, and have a blast.

Boutique Hotel

The Herwood Inn, Woodstock

European-style Hotel

Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Rhinebeck

Hotel in the Mountains

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, Hunter

Wellness Retreat

Piaule, Catskill

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Beer Festival

TAP NY, Bethel

Over one hundred NYS breweries, a food court, and live music all at Bethel Woods? No wonder our readers love TAP. The winning festival is in May; be on the lookout for 2023 tix!

hotel on the water

By Jane Beiles

Hotel on the Water

Hutton Brickyards, Kingston

When you really want to get away, we can’t think of a more beautiful spot to be immersed in nature and relax in a luxurious private cabin. There’s also a spa, an excellent restaurant, and endless Hudson views.

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Mini Golf

DC Sports, Wappingers Falls

Everyone loves a fun round of mini golf with friends. In the Valley, readers flock to DC Sports to play at their two separate courses—a traditional outdoor 18-hole with water features and obstacles, and a smaller (but way cool) indoor 9-hole blacklight course with neon aquatic wallpaper and music.

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Picnic Spot

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Kerhonkson

Our region is chock-full of beautiful spots to hike, explore, or just relax and eat a peaceful lunch; at this park you can do it all. With several easy access picnic benches scattered throughout the park overlooking Lake Minnewaska, Awosting Falls, or the Shawangunk Ridge, there are plenty of spaces to kick back, have a bite, and soak in the scenery.

Related: Where to Go and What to Bring for a Perfect Picnic in the Hudson Valley

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