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11 Hudson Valley Longform Reads for the Coronavirus Quarantine

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Need a break from Netflix? Give this list of local stories a go.


10 Unsolved Mysteries of the Hudson Valley

Feeling confused about the pandemic? From buried treasure and unsolved crimes to missing persons and UFOs, the Valley’s seen every sort of mystery.

16 Moments that Shaped Hudson Valley History

A handful of historical highlights had a major impact not only on our region, but on the nation as a whole.

A Guide to the Artisan Cheeses of the Hudson Valley

You might not be able to eat out during the quarantine, but you know what you can eat? Cheese. Get your fill of the region’s most delectable cheeses from these local purveyors (many of which have online order options).

A Rise in Hurricanes May Cost Us the Hudson River

If the COVID-19 hysteria feels like the greatest issue in the Hudson Valley, just remember it’s not the only one. Thanks to climate change, storms like Hurricane Sandy are expected to become more frequent. The cost of stopping future devastation may be the Hudson River.

History of Borscht Belt Hotels and Bungalow Colonies in the Catskills

Fretting about your summer plans? Take a stroll down memory lane to summers in the Borscht Belt and the  colorful tales of Jewish life they inspired.

How Much Do You Actually Know About Henry Hudson’s History in the Valley?

This one’s perfect for when the kids go stir-crazy at home. Give them an impromptu social studies lesson with a read on how the man who gave the region its name took his last breaths along the Hudson River.

How the New York State Thruway Changed Life in the Hudson Valley

In the ’50s, super-highways were a concrete symbol of America’s new-found, post-war power. And they forever altered life everywhere they flowed, starting here.

How to Be a Bread Maker: This Hudson Valley Baker Crafts the Region’s Iconic Artisan Loaves

Bread Alone founder and cookbook author Daniel Leader revolutionizes local breadmaking with clean ingredients and a community mindset. Order his book online, then get ready to become a sourdough pro.

How World War I Was Fought on the Hudson Valley Front

If the flood of coronavirus news has you thinking about disaster, read up on how one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history touched every part of New York State.

The Hudson Valley Has Been at the Center of U.S. Train Travel From Its Beginning

Trains are as much a part of American history and mythology as baseball, cars, and jazz. For now, they’re still connecting the Hudson Valley with other parts of the nation, too.

The Secret Lab in Tuxedo Park

Does COVID-19 feel like a mystery? Wait until you read about the palace of science in an exclusive community, led by an eccentric tycoon, that played an integral role in winning WWII.

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