These Are the 10 Most-Read Hudson Valley Stories of 2023

From local day trips and stunning estates to nearby flights and seasonal to-dos, these were the stories you read most in 2023.

What a year! As 2023 comes to a close and 2024 starts off strong, we’re taking a look back at what our Hudson Valley community read most this year. From flights out of local airports to celebrity-owned estates and day trip guides, here are the top Hudson Valley stories that captivated you most this year.

10. Every Direct Flight You Can Take From Albany International Airport

Why bother traveling down to JFK when you can go northward to fly out of the (much less crowded) Albany International Airport instead?

Every Direct Flight You Can Take From Albany International Airport

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9. This Celebrity-Owned Pawling Estate Just Hit the Market

When a star-studded home that’s seriously gorgeous goes up for sale in the Hudson Valley, it’s hard not to want to peek inside. P.S. Did we mention that this Dutchess County gem is still available?

This Celebrity-Owned Pawling Estate Just Hit the Market

8. Cold Spring in 24 Hours: How to Spend a Day Trip in Town

If you haven’t been to Cold Spring before, make 2024 the year you plan a visit to the riverside town. As for what to do, expect an abundance of charming shops and cute eateries along picture-perfect sidewalks.

Cold Spring in 24 Hours: How to Spend a Day Trip in Town

7. What to Do, Eat, and See During a Day Trip to Woodstock

Day trips are a big deal in the Hudson Valley, and Woodstock is a perennial favorite for fun-filled afternoons in Ulster County. No matter when you go, expect top-tier dining and an abundance of cultural attractions.

What to Do, Eat, and See During a Day Trip to Woodstock

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6. Here’s Where Poker Face Filmed in the Hudson Valley

When Poker Face launched on Peacock, it garnered a fair bit of attention for its engaging, secret-filled plotline. For Hudson Valleyites, watching the show was also a fun way to play “I Spy” and spot local locations where the cast and crew filmed.

Here’s Where Poker Face Filmed in the Hudson Valley

5. Where to See the Brightest Holiday Lights in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley sparkles throughout the year, but it shines brightest in winter when holiday light displays set the region aglow. How many of these have you visited?

Where to See the Brightest Holiday Lights in the Hudson Valley

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4. Body Liberation Hiking Club Treks Across the Hudson Valley

When one editor stumbled upon this group on Facebook, she had no idea it would turn into such a supportive community in the Hudson Valley.

Body Liberation Hiking Club Treks Across the Hudson Valley

3. This Bicycle Garden Teaches Newburgh Students About Bike Safety

The addition of a kid-friendly bicycle garden in Newburgh garnered the attention of many a Hudson Valleyite, and for good reason. The community project pairs art with outdoor engagement in Orange County.

This Bicycle Garden Teaches Newburgh Students About Bike Safety

2. Every Flight out of Newburgh’s Stewart International Airport

If the appearance of local day trips and ALB flights on this list didn’t already tip you off, Hudson Valleyites love to travel! Lucky for us, we have SWF centrally located in the Valley for easy escapes to a number of destinations.

Every Flight out of Newburgh’s Stewart International Airport

1. 2 Hudson Valley Towns Named Among Most Beautiful in America

It’s no secret that the Hudson Valley gets a lot of attention for its charming towns and picturesque views. Yet when not one, but two local hotspots were named some of the most beautiful places in the United States, we had to share the news.

2 Hudson Valley Towns Named Among Most Beautiful in America

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