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Best of Hudson Valley winners Our Best of Hudson Valley Winners in 2022 Are HereDrumroll, please! We proudly present our latest and greatest winners just in time for you to include a few (or a lot!) in your summer plans. Restaurants, bars, galleries, concert venues, shops, and so much more!
heat exhaustion in the Hudson Valley How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion in the Hudson ValleyIt's getting hot in here! With warmer days ahead, here's how to stay healthy in the heart of summer.
Roller-skating in the Hudson Valley Go Roller-Skating at These Hudson Valley Rinks and TrailsThe beloved American tradition of roller-skating still rolls on...and the Hudson Valley is where to find it at its best.
summer entertaining tips 3 Summer Entertaining Tips From Hudson Valley ExpertsOur panel of Hudson Valley pros shares advice on everything from casual dinner parties to the perfect way to serve dessert.
Piermont riverfront with docks What to Do in Piermont: A 24-Hour Day Trip Guide to the Waterfront VillageThe Rockland County village balances scenic Hudson River views with small-town shopping and upscale dining venues as the ultimate day trip.
This Recipe Will Take Your Ice Cream Floats to the Next LevelAdults only! Angry Orchard cider, Fireball, and vanilla ice cream – plus a Cinnamon Toast Crunch rim – combine to form a refreshing dessert.
summer concerts The Hottest Summer Concerts to Catch in the Hudson ValleyThese Hudson Valley venues host world-class performers all summer long, making for a concert season you won't want to miss.
Pet safety tips for fourth of july 10 Pet Safety Tips for the Fourth of July in the Hudson ValleyFollow these safety tips, courtesy of the Hudson Valley Humane Society, for a fun-filled Independence Day for both you and Fido.
hudson valley things to do Here’s What to Do in the Hudson Valley This WeekA portrait artist's opus, a hike on a historical path, a circus act, and more top this week’s picks for things to do in the Hudson Valley.
Southern food comfort food Where to Eat Southern Food in the Hudson ValleyHave a hankering for Southern food? Check out these restaurants for fried chicken, barbecue pork, and more comfort food in the Hudson Valley.
rockhounding Rockhounding Is the Latest Outdoor Trend in the Hudson ValleyOnce you try rockhounding, you'll find that some of the Hudson Valley's greatest treasures are hidden just below your feet.
Holes in leaf from garden pests How to Keep Pests Away From Your Hudson Valley GardenAn expert Hudson Valley gardener shares his tips on how to prevent bugs and critters from ruining your flowerbeds and home-grown vegetables.
fireworks Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Around the Hudson ValleyCelebrate Independence Day and summer across the Hudson Valley with live music, food vendors, and—of course—dazzling fireworks shows!
3 Easy Zucchini Recipes for Summer Meals in the Hudson ValleyEveryone's favorite warm-weather vegetable gets a culinary upgrade on the grill, as fries, and even turned into pancakes.
Bluebird Hunter Lodge double bedroom Bluebird Hunter Lodge Is an All-Seasons Escape in the CatskillsThe Bluebird by Lark lodge welcomes skiers, snowboarders, and lovers of the great outdoors for Hunter Mountain adventures.
Man with allergies blowing his nose How to Conquer Allergies When You Live in the Hudson ValleyDo allergies hit you hard in the Hudson Valley? Here's how to make the itchy, sneezy time of the year more manageable.
Ferris wheel at a county fair 10 Hudson Valley County Fairs to Visit This SummerOld-time summer fun is back and better than ever at local fairgrounds, with family amusements, games, rides, and fair food galore.
man painting a home exterior brown How to Choose the Perfect Exterior Color for Your Hudson Valley HomeHudson Valley experts share their design tips on how to find the right shades to complement the characteristics of your home.
Sangria Margarita Recipe This Sangria Margarita Recipe Adds a Twist to Your Favorite CocktailLa Puerta Azul in Millbrook shows us how to combine two classic cocktail recipes for the perfect summertime sip in the Hudson Valley.
Summer hiking in the Hudson Valley 18 Hudson Valley Trails That Are Perfect for Summer HikesThe Valley's natural landscape is perfect for summer hikes featuring waterfalls, caves, mountaintop ruins, and swimming holes.
wedding bouquets Your Guide to Bridal Bouquets in the Hudson ValleyThe perfect bouquet for your walk down the aisle is within reach! Here's what to know about the various arrangement styles.
Father's Day dining in the Hudson Valley Dine With Dad at These Hudson Valley Restaurants on Father’s DayMake this Father's Day memorable with a delectable meal that dad will love from one of these Hudson Valley restaurants.
Staying healthy in the heat How to Keep Your Body Healthy and Happy in the Hudson Valley HeatOur summer wellness tips will help you address concerns like dehydration, heat strokes, and skin damage.
A Portrait of the Artist: In Conversation With Painter Huê Thi HoffmasterThe painter Huê Thi Hoffmaster has lived and worked all around the world. Now, he finds himself painting on a farm in the Hudson Valley.
berry cocktail recipes 3 Berry Cocktail Recipes Made for the Hudson Valley’s U-Pick SeasonUse fresh Hudson Valley berries in these refreshing summer cocktails, including mojitos, boozy lemonades, and more.
Lobster Rolls 7 Hudson Valley Lobster Rolls to Make Your Summer ScrumptiousHead to these Valley spots to grab a split-top roll piled high with mayo-dressed or butter-bathed shellfish.
Keep the home safe Vacationing This Summer? 5 Steps to Keep Your Home SafeBefore you depart for fun in the sun, take these steps to ensure your house is secure, emergency-free, and ready for your return.
mountain ranges in the Hudson Valley 3 Mini Mountain Ranges to Explore in the Hudson ValleyWant to explore more of the great outdoors in the Hudson Valley? These mini mountain ranges are a great place to start.
catskills wedding Natural Beauty and Romance Shine at This Rustic Catskills WeddingA New Jersey couple deviated from a big-production wedding in favor of a celebration at Full Moon Resort, an idyllic escape surrounded by lush landscapes.
Strawberry biscuit cobbler This Strawberry Biscuit Cobbler Is a Summer Treat in the Hudson ValleyLook no further for a seasonal dessert recipe that's the perfect way to use up all those freshly picked Hudson Valley strawberries.
Here’s What to Catch at Saratoga Performing Arts Center This SummerLooking for Hudson Valley concerts? Here are the can’t-miss events to bookmark at Saratoga Performing Arts Center this season.
Retreat to Il Casolare, a Stone Cottage in Ulster CountyAt Il Casolare, a dreamlike stone cottage in Highland, 19th-century Italian architecture meets tasteful modernization and pastoral views.
Hudson Valley summer craft fairs Spend Your Summer at These Hudson Valley Craft FairsLooking for summer fun? Shop local and support the makers behind the creative festivals in and around the Hudson Valley.
garden summer Keep Your Hudson Valley Garden Cool and Healthy This SummerAmanda Bayley of Croton-on-Hudson's Plan It Wild offers advice on how to keep your backyard thriving during the dog days of the season.
Student presenting a gift to a teacher Thank a Teacher With Hudson Valley Goodies and Gift BasketsSchool's out! Before the kids say hello to summer, don't forget to thank their teachers with any of these local presents and treats.
Peach barrel cocktail Try This Peach Barrel Cocktail on Summer Days in the Hudson ValleyAll about those summer flavors? Look no further than this juicy peach barrel cocktail for a refreshing drink that's sure to please.
The Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry You 2.0 Ultimate Smile Makeover Contest Is Back!WG&ID is proud to bring back the You 2.0 Makeover Contest! Submit your application today!
how to keep your home cool How to Keep Your Hudson Valley Home Cool This SummerRegular maintenance of your air-conditioner will save you from feeling the heat on a hot and humid day in the Hudson Valley.
beaches in the hudson valley Hudson Valley Beaches and Swimming Holes: Know Before You GoSoak in the sun, swim laps, set sail, and scuba-dive at these top waterside spots in the Hudson River region.
summer skincare tips Summer Skincare Tips for a Healthy Season in the Hudson ValleyProtecting yourself from sun and insects goes beyond simple sunscreen and sprays. Here's what to know to stay safe this summer.
Fall for This Intimate Bistro Wedding in the Hudson ValleyThis local couple's micro-wedding at Liberty Street Bistro was full of love and romance as it honored a lasting relationship in Newburgh.
Blueberry french toast Make This Blueberry Oatmeal Streusel French Toast for BreakfastWant a showstopping breakfast that's a breeze to prepare? This blueberry French toast is scrumptious with a warm maple rum sauce.
people winners in 2022 Best of Hudson Valley: People in 2022Our Best of Hudson Valley winners in 2022 foster community through the arts, music, and even social media in the region.
Best of Hudson Valley: Fun and Leisure in 2022These Best of Hudson Valley businesses and destinations offer everyone the chance to kick back, relax, and have a blast.
arts & culture winners in 2022 Best of Hudson Valley: Arts and Culture in 2022Thanks to our Best of Hudson Valley arts and culture winners in 2022, there's so much to see, do, and explore in the region.
Best of hudson valley kids 2022 Best of Hudson Valley: Kids in 2022Kids will have a blast at these Best of Hudson Valley shops and spots, which offer everything from shopping to birthday parties.
Best of hudson valley pets in 2022 Best of Hudson Valley: Pets in 2022Treat your pets to the very best in the Hudson Valley with our award-winning roster of businesses and services just for them.
Parties, Weddings & CelebrationsIt’s time to schedule those special events, from weddings and anniversaries to graduations, birthdays, and other important milestones. When you do, let Hudson Valley event planners help make your celebrations beyond-your-dreams easy, worry free, and ensuring that you look and feel your absolute best.
Best home & garden businesses in 2022 Best of Hudson Valley: Home & Garden in 2022Our Best of Hudson Valley home and garden winners are here to help when it comes to appliances, furniture, and more.
Best of Hudson Valley: Beauty and Fitness in 2022Get glam and feel your best with help from our Best of Hudson Valley beauty and fitness winners in 2022.
Best of Hudson Valley: Shopping and Services in 2022Our Best of Hudson Valley winners offer top shopping and services, with everything from antiques to books to crystals and gems on the lineup.
Best of Hudson Valley food & drink in 2022 Best of Hudson Valley: Food and Drink in 2022Our Best of Hudson Valley winners offer top-tier food, drinks, and dining experiences throughout the region.
Revolutionary War A Timeline of the Revolutionary War in the Hudson ValleyHow much do you know about the history of the Revolutionary War in the Hudson Valley? Learn about the events that shaped our nation.
submit your dog Submit Your Dog to Be Featured in Hudson Valley MagazineWant to see your four-legged friend featured in the pages of our magazine? Now's the time to give your pup the chance to shine.
June events An Insider’s Guide to June Events in the Hudson ValleyHudson River tourism directors share their top picks for places to go, sights to see, and things to do throughout the month of June.
Education for all ages and stagesLearn more about the Hudson Valley schools, programs, and the unique educational philosophies and opportunities that set them apart now and in the future.
brunch in albany Where to Go to Grab a Gourmet Brunch in AlbanyLooking for brunch in Albany? Whether you're in search of a morning meal that's bougie or boozy, the Capital Region has it all.
Wedding costs 6 Easy-Peasy Ways to Cut Your Wedding Costs in the Hudson ValleyIt's no secret that weddings can be costly. Here's where you can minimize expenses without sacrificing quality on your big day.
Where to Pick Your Own Berries in the Hudson ValleyLocal berry farms are the sweetest spots for U-pick blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries during the summer season.
Walking 6 Ways Walking in the Hudson Valley Will Ease Your MindWhen you need a break during the day, turn to walking as a way to ease your mind, get moving, and explore the Hudson Valley.
The Baker's Tale The Baker’s Tale Whips up Pastries and Treats in HighlandThe Baker's Tale whips up classic confections and Mad Batters gluten-free treats alike from its bakery shop in the Hudson Valley.
pressed watermelon Cool Off With This Refreshing Pressed Watermelon Salad RecipeTo give watermelon a compressed steak-like texture, Clock Tower Grill in Brewster's chef vacuum seals his watermelon while it marinates.
Be present in the moment: Mohonk Mountain HouseWith all of the anticipation and excitement surrounding your celebration, it can be difficult to turn off the noise from planning details and simply enjoy the event! Mohonk Mountain House provides the ideal setting for your next special occasion.
Memorial Day Drinks Sip These Hudson Valley Drinks for Memorial Day WeekendEmbrace the summer holiday vibes with these Hudson Valley brews, ciders, bottled cocktails, and other refreshing Memorial Day drinks.
Have a smile you’ll be proud of forever: Windsor Dental CenterThe pictures you take on your wedding day will be remembered and cherished forever. Why not make sure that your smile looks as spectacular as you do?
Remain calm and carry on: Gracie’s LuncheonetteGracie’s Luncheonette’s best event advice: Don’t stress, and plan ahead of time! We will stay with you throughout the entire process to make sure that you have everything you need and are always available to answer your questions.
Benmarl Winery Your Comprehensive Guide to the Wineries of the Hudson ValleyThe country's oldest wine-making region grows new grape varieties, produces award-winning wines, and hosts events in upstate New York.
Summer Style Tips for Maximizing Summer Style in Your Hudson Valley Living SpaceThree local design pros share how they transform their homes for the start of the summer season in the Hudson Valley.
wine bars Savor a Sip at These Wondrous Wine Bars in the Hudson ValleyHere's where to go in the Hudson Valley when you want to enjoy a glass (or two), sourced from local vineyards and around the world.
Choose a venue that keeps you front and center: Villa BorgheseWhen choosing a venue, remember that the guests of honor should be the center of it all. When it comes to elegance, beauty, and service in the Hudson Valley, Villa Borghese has the expertise to make the most of its exquisite location, staff talents, and ambiance.
Treat your guests to the Original NY-Style BBQ: Smoky Rock BBQCelebrate with friends and family for any special event or gathering with our 1st Original NY Style BBQ. With passion, we crafted our own authentic recipes, rubs, and artisan flavors highlighted through exclusively wood-smoked meats that you will find at our location in the Village of Rhinebeck.
A flexible space for every taste: The RoundhouseChoose the waterfall room, our sunny indoor atrium, our creek-side outdoor space or the lush Roundhouse lawn. Indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail hour options allow for flexible and creative use of the space.
Pamper yourself and your bridal party: Renu MedispaRenu Medispa is a posh haven of comfort, beauty, and overall wellness in the Hudson Valley. Renu Medispa is here to help you curate an exceptional, luxurious, one-of-a-kind event for your bachelorette party, bridal shower, or a wonderful alternative to gift offerings for your bridal party.
Enjoy your own special day: Pamela’s Traveling FeastPlanning your wedding day should be just as much fun, exciting, and full of joyful anticipation as the special day itself. If you’re planning a small, intimate, yet elegant micro-wedding, Pamela’s Traveling Feast can take care of the details, so you can relax and plan your day with ease.
Savor award-winning wines and soak in the view: Milea Estate VineyardMilea Estate Vineyard is excited to be putting the finishing touches on our brand new 140-person capacity event center, due to open in August 2022. Located next to our iconic Farmhouse, the event center boasts panoramic Hudson Valley views.
Make your wedding about YOU: Emerson Resort & SpaYou’re marrying the love of your life…make your wedding about the two of YOU. Located just two hours from Manhattan, the Emerson is a short road trip away for couples looking to tie the knot with an intimate ceremony.
Bring your vision to life in wine country luxury: City Winery Hudson ValleyHost your wedding, commitment ceremony, or elopement ceremony in wine country luxury! Book your 2022 event with us by June 30th and receive an event credit up to $2,000! Fill out the form using this link to get in touch with our team and learn more.
Celebrate with cuisine crafted with love: Café MioWhen it’s time for a special celebration, you can’t go wrong with cuisine that’s responsibly grown and also tempts the tastebuds.
Make your event one for the ages: Alimentari Rossi & SonsEverything you know and love from Rossi & Sons, but customized for you! Since 1979, Rossi & Sons has served the highest quality, authentic Italian cuisine.
Choose the wow factor: The Abbey Inn & SpaHost your event in an enchanted retreat. Set at the gateway to the Hudson Highlands in Peekskill, The Abbey Inn & Spa is nestled on a hillside overlooking the Hudson River.
The Hudson Valley’s Top Dentists of 2022 Offer Expert Dental CareLooking for top-tier dental care in the Hudson Valley? These top dentists are experts in their fields throughout the region.
s'mores desserts 8 Summery S’mores Desserts to Devour in the Hudson ValleyEveryone’s favorite campfire sweet gets the gourmet treatment with specialty graham crackers, homemade marshmallows, and unexpected twists.
foreland Foreland Is a Hub for Artists and Creatives in CatskillForelands is a stunning 85,000-sq.-ft. modern art campus in Catskill, housed in several 19th century brick buildings.
How to Throw a Perfect Party in the Hudson ValleyIf you haven’t hosted a get together since 2019, you may be a bit out of practice. These tips from local pros will help you elevate your event without a ton of effort.
Boutique-Wine-Shops Try Top Vino at These Boutique Wine Shops in the Hudson ValleyWhether you're searching for world-class European wines or trying to sample more Hudson Valley vino, these boutique shops have you covered.
June happenings 11 Fun Hudson Valley Happenings to Check out in JuneA summer festival in Tivoli, a vintage market in Rhinebeck, and a comedy special in Bethel are among the highlights this month.
waterside restaurants 28 Waterside Restaurants for Picturesque Dining in the Hudson ValleyFrom leisurely lunches and cocktails al fresco to romantic sunset dinners, the Hudson Valley's riverside restaurants have it all.
Saugerties Is a One-Stop Shop for Dining and History in the Hudson ValleyLooking for a home sweet home in Ulster County? Consider Saugerties, which charms with creativity and small-town shops galore.
10 Hudson Valley Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Places to Dine LocallyWhen Hudson Valley chefs want to kick back and grab a great meal, where do they go? That's just the question we asked 10 local talents to answer.
poughkeepsie food 2 Poughkeepsie Food Halls and Hotspots With Something for EveryoneThe Academy and Eastdale Village delight foodies in Dutchess County with offerings aplenty and live-work-play attractions to boot.
Summer party recipes 3 Easy Party Recipes for Summer Get-Togethers in the Hudson ValleyCelebrate the warm weather in the Hudson Valley with lemonade fruit fizz, raspberry champagne dressing, and a summery pasta.
wine accessories 3 Wine Accessories Every Hudson Valley Vino Lover NeedsTo ensure the perfect pour, make sure you're stocked on everything from unbreakable glasses to technology to keep your wine fresh.
farms animals 10 Hudson Valley Farms, Sanctuaries, and Zoos to Visit AnimalsTreat the kids to a fun-filled day visiting ducks, cows, peacocks, and more at these 10 farms, zoos, and sanctuaries around the region.
stissing house Stissing House Reopens With Tavern Fare and Historic TouchesAfter closing in 2021, Stissing House is ready to welcome visitors with a new owner, new menu, and heaps of historic charm.
How to Update Your Bedroom for Spring and Summer in the Hudson ValleyThese on-trend looks from Hudson Valley design pros are all the inspiration you need to refresh your bedroom for the warmer weather.
Watersport Rentals and Classes for Summer Fun in the Hudson ValleySail, row, canoe, and kayak your way through summer with these watersport rentals and classes throughout the Hudson Valley.
New Paltz A Foodie’s Guide to Brews and Bites in New PaltzPlanning a trip to New Paltz? Be sure to treat yourself to some of the exceptional food and drink offerings available in town.
Tee-Owels Treat Textured, Curly Hair With Care in the Hudson ValleyBased in Orange County, Tee-Owels by Liz Girolamo reduce the breakage and frizz caused by drying your hair with traditional bath towels.
Vassar College Looking Back on the Origins of Vassar College in PoughkeepsieLearn how Matthew Vassar went from brewery owner to businessman to founder of Vassar College in the Hudson Valley.