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Area Attractions in the Hudson Valley This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to explore exciting Hudson Valley destinations! Whether you’re visiting favorite spots or discovering new attractions, be inspired by what you find so close to home.

Bear Mountain InnBoscobel House and GardensCatskill Mountain RailroadCatskill Mountain Yoga FestivalDaffodils Gift ShoppeDutchess County FairgroundsHudson Valley BountyMohonk Mountain HouseMunsonResorts World CatskillsRockland County Tourism

Make new memories in an idyllic destination with something for everyone year-round: Bear Mountain Inn

Nestled at the base of Bear Mountain along the Appalachian Trail, the historic Bear Mountain Inn and Overlook Lodge is the idyllic destination getaway for the adventurer, the romantic, or anyone celebrating a memorable wedding or special event. Just 45 minutes from New York City and seven miles from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Bear Mountain features year-round activities for the entire family. From scenic, breathtaking hiking to world-class fly fishing and summer boating to cross country skiing trails and ice skating — so many choices for the outdoor enthusiast. If your goal is to relax, visit the Spa at Bear Mountain for full-service pampering that’s second to none. And to kick start your morning or after a long day on the trails, be sure to stop at one of our two dining establishments. 

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Bear Mountain Inn 
3020 Seven Lakes Dr 
Tomkins Cove 
845.786.2731 
www.visitbearmountain.com 

Become immersed in celebrated chamber music: Boscobel House and Gardens 

The world’s most celebrated chamber musicians are coming to the Hudson Valley in August. From August 30 to September 8, Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison will present their annual Chamber Music Festival, one of their most highly anticipated events of the season, centered around five public performances featuring the country’s most acclaimed chamber musicians. In partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, participating artists include Artistic Director and violinist Arnaud Sussmann, pianist Michael Stephen Brown, cellist Nicholas Canellakis, violist Milena Pájaro-van de Stadt, cellist Paul Watkins, clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester, violinist Chad Hoopes, bassist Blake Hinson, violinist Tessa Lark, and pianist Wu Qian. Highlights include a picnic concert on Boscobel’s Great Lawn, a family-friendly concert, and a presentation of work by Louise Farrenc, the trailblazing 19th-century female composer. 

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Boscobel House and Gardens 
1601 Rte 9D 
Garrison 
845.265.3638 
www.boscobel.org 

All aboard for family fun: Catskill Mountain Railroad 

The Catskill Mountain Railroad is a heritage railroad, celebrating 41 years of operating family fun train rides. Trains depart the historic Hudson Valley City of Kingston and travel up through the Catskill Gateway at Hurley Mountain. Passengers embark on a 90-minute ride and can enjoy the views from the vintage coaches or open-air cars. The Catskill Flyer Summer trains run on Fridays and Saturdays with a special treat for the ride on Ice Cream Sundays. The CMRR also runs special event trains, including Easter Bunny Express, Fall Foliage Adventure, Pumpkin Express, and the ever popular Polar Express for the Holiday season. 

Catskill Mountain Railroad 
55 Kingston Plaza Rd 
Kingston 
845.332.4854 
www.catskillmountainrailroad.com 

Welcome to yoga on the mountain: Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival 

Fostering embodiment, connection, and wellness, the Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival invites you to immerse yourself in the transformative power of yoga, mindfulness, and nature in the great Catskill Mountains on July 27, 2024, at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY (Rain Date July 28). Curating a diverse array of 50 classes and workshops, led by esteemed global instructors and beloved local teachers, our line-up spans from vinyasa, kundalini, ashtanga, aerial, and hatha yoga to meditation, breathwork, hiking, foraging, kids yoga, and beyond! Our vendor village is a celebration of expression and small business in the Catskills, weaving the tapestry of the festival with local artisans, holistic service providers, food vendors, and soulful business owners. From tranquil pondside meditations to invigorating mountaintop flows, delicious eats, and beautiful wares, our mission is to foster unity, self-awareness, and vibrant community connection in the heart of the Catskills.  Join us  for a joyful, rejuvenating day on the mountain! 

Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival 
469 Plattekill Rd 
Roxbury 
607.373.9000 
www.catskillmountainyogafestival.com 

Explore a treasure trove of delight: Daffodils Gift Shoppe 

Located in the heart of Eastdale Village, you’ll find a treasure trove of delight at Daffodils Gift Shoppe. Inspired by her own vision, this beautifully designed building is a true reflection of what Owner Lynn Varuzzo has curated inside. The perfect gift from Daffodils includes classic Brighton jewelry, trendy accessories, gifts for home, and the most-loved specialty baby collections. Obsessed with Jellycat plush? You’ll find one of the largest selections in the Hudson Valley right here. Friendly customer service and complimentary gift wrapping are yours every day. Treat Yourself and Those You Love at Daffodils Gift Shoppe. 

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Daffodils Gift Shoppe 
43 Eastdale Avenue North  
Poughkeepsie 
845.765.7700 
www.daffodilsgiftshoppe.com 

Indulge in family fun: Dutchess County Fairgrounds  

The 177th Dutchess County Fair in beautiful Rhinebeck takes place August 20 to 25. Come enjoy the agricultural bounty of Dutchess County with thousands of farm animals, beautiful horticulture displays, endless shopping, thrilling midway rides, and of course, delicious foods all spread out over 150 acres. Each evening, be sure to catch the headlining acts in the Grandstand. There’s endless entertainment around every corner. Buy your advance discount tickets online at  www.dutchessfair.com. We can’t wait to see you! 

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Dutchess County Fairgrounds 
6636 U.S. 9 
Rhinebeck 
845.876.4000 
www.dutchessfair.com 

Find your next local food adventure: Hudson Valley Bounty 

If you’re looking to discover all the tastiness of the Hudson Valley, look no further than HudsonValleyBounty.com. This one-stop search portal features over 350 farms and food enterprises throughout Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia, Albany, Rensselaer, and Washington counties. Customize your search by geography, business type, products, experiences, and production methods, to find farms, UPicks, wineries/vineyards, distilleries, breweries, cideries, specialty producers, farmers markets, flower growers, food and beverage trails, restaurants, caterers, event venues, retail and grocery stores, and distributors/wholesalers. Additional resources include a seasonality chart, glossary of agricultural terms, and information about farm and food certifications. Start your new food adventure at HudsonValleyBounty.com

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Hudson Valley Bounty 
518.432.5360 
www.HudsonValleyBounty.com  

Experience adventure on the Shawangunk Ridge: Mohonk Mountain House 

Since 1869, Mohonk Mountain House has provided guests with recreation and renewal of body, mind, and spirit in a natural setting. They continue this legacy with their new Via Ferrata and Pinnacle Ledge experiences. Offering a way to enjoy the thrill and exposure of rock climbing with an easier learning curve, Mohonk’s Via Ferrata is a guided climbing experience via cables, rungs, and ladders. (Read our review!) For beginners we recommend the Pinnacle Ledge, a guided walking tour incorporating waist harnesses, lanyard systems, and an aerial bridge across breathtaking views. With the first and only Via Ferrata in the Shawangunk Mountains — the primary spot for rock climbing on the East Coast — Mohonk continues their long tradition of affording guests a once-in-a-lifetime perspective of an awe-inspiring location. Learn more here. Available seasonally to overnight guests of Mohonk Mountain House over 13 years of age. 

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Mohonk Mountain House 
1000 Mountain Rest Rd 
New Paltz 
855.421.4101 
www.Mohonk.com 

Access world-class art in beautiful Central New York: Munson 

Munson is an internationally recognized fine arts organization in Utica, serving diverse audiences through the renowned Munson Museum of Art, live performances and events, community arts classes, and Pratt Munson College of Art and Design, the upstate extension campus of the prestigious Pratt Institute. This summer, Munson is hosting an awe-inspiring exhibition, American Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, a collection of more than 50 works by 31 artists depicting the majesty of the American wilderness and the poetic beauty of nature, including Thomas Cole and Asher Brown Durand, the founders of the Hudson River School. 

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Munson 
310 Genesee St 
Utica  
315.797.0000 
www.munson.art  

Satisfy your cravings from dining to gaming: Resorts World Catskills  

From Asian fine dining to a casual bar and grill, Resorts World Catskills has dining options to please every appetite. Indulge in a succulent steak from Celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s Cellaio, experience authentic Chinese delicacies at Lotus, enjoy your favorite drink at Empire Lounge or Doubletop Bar, or dine on your favorite comfort foods at the 24/7 Bistro. Want something quick? RW Food Hall or Good Friends Market has many grab-and-go options that are fast and delicious. Whatever you’re craving, you’re sure to be satisfied here. Visit RWCatskills.com for more information on our dining, casino, hotel, and more. 

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Resorts World Catskills 
888.586.9358 
www.RWCatskills.com 

Swing into summer with lively events in charming towns: Rockland County Tourism  

The charming, historic towns of Rockland County are abuzz with lively events. The area has a thriving and diverse arts, music, and restaurant scene that is sure to delight all visitors. Swing into summer with live jazz in the garden at the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center. Stay to experience street fairs, jazz festivals, and the annual Phoenix Festival theater series. Sample delicious wines at Torne Valley Vineyards’ historic estate in Hillburn. Enjoy a variety of tapas-style menu options with an Argentinian twist along with an artisanal craft beer at the new Round Table Brewery, located in the Garner Historic District.  

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Rockland County Tourism  
845.364.2170  
www.explorerocklandny.com 

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