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hudson valley things to do Here’s What to Do in the Hudson Valley This WeekA scavenger hunt throughout the region, a honky-tonk singer in Pine Plains, and more top this week’s picks for things to do in the Hudson Valley.
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.
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.
Powerhouse Theater What to Catch at Vassar’s Powerhouse Theater This SummerHead to Vassar College for a riveting season of musicals, plays, and readings by talented actors and playwrights in Poughkeepsie.
hidden corners Explore These Hidden Corners of the Hudson ValleyThink you've explored every corner of the Hudson Valley? Here are a few locations in the area you may not have explored quite yet.
spring concerts Bookmark These Exciting Concerts in the Hudson Valley This SpringEmbrace the warmer weather with family and friends at these top-tier concerts held at some of the Hudson Valley's most beloved venues.
Bradstan standard room The Eldred Preserve Does Forest Escapes and Farm-to-Table DiningSituated on an expansive, 600-acre plot in Sullivan County, The Eldred Preserve invites guests to dine, explore, and unwind.
Bowling alleys Score Spares and Strikes at Hudson Valley Bowling AlleysNo matter your skill level, the Hudson Valley has adventure-filled bowling alleys in every county for unforgettable days with friends and family.
Wild Hudson Valley Eco Camp Dive Into Nature at the Wild Hudson Valley Eco CampLed by Wild Hudson Valley, the eco-conscious camp offers nature-focused programming that celebrates the beauty of the region.
Two hikers. A Beginner’s Guide to Tackling the Hudson Valley’s TrailsReady to take your workout off the road and onto the trails? Making the switch offers new obstacles, challenges, and rewards—including breathtaking Hudson Valley views.
20 Weekend Getaway Destinations Right Here in the Hudson ValleyThis may be our first normal summer in quite some time (fingers crossed) and there's no better way to celebrate than heading to one of these 20 retreats.
Retro motels These Recently Renovated Hudson Valley Motels Are So Retro-ChicPlanning a staycation in the Hudson Valley? These recently renovated motels are modern, affordable, and great for groups.
The Most Exciting Moments From Our 2019 Women in Business AwardsWe recognized 16 talented Hudson Valley entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders at the Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls.
Our Best of Hudson Valley Party Was Epic – And These Photos Prove ItRelive the most magical moments from the Halloween-themed bash, which honored the top businesses, individuals, and restaurants in the region.
The Most Memorable Moments From Our Women in Business AwardsWe honored 15 of the Hudson Valley's leading ladies at a celebratory luncheon in Wappingers Falls.
Kathleen Bennett MaroldSix years ago, Kathleen Bennett Marold created textiles and interior products for upscale hotel design projects, working with such major design firms as Donghia, Brunschwig & Fils, and Zimmer + Rohde. But work kept her away from home — and her daughters — for 80 percent of the year. So, in 2012, she launched Floor […]
Nina SmileyNina Smiley and her husband, Bert, were pursuing successful careers in Washington, D.C., when the forest came knocking in 1990. Mohonk Mountain House, the iconic resort hotel founded by Bert’s great-grand-uncle Albert Smiley, needed someone to take the reins. The couple talked it over, and soon became the only married couple with Princeton PhDs to […]
Erin Riley“I’ve never let myself stay within the boundaries of my job description,” says Erin Riley, who started at Scenic Hudson in a junior annual-giving position and, over the course of 20 years, rose to her current post as senior vice president of the nonprofit. “I’ve taken advantage of opportunity for professional growth, acquiring new skills, […]
Beth JonesBe bold, be brave, and follow your heart. That’s the advice Beth Jones would give to a young woman starting a business today. In 1991, when Jones founded her award-winning graphic design firm, B. Jones & Co., in Poughkeepsie, graphic design was still a male-dominated field. Yet her firm became known for providing exceptional customer […]
Melody Gregory  Reflecting on her early days at the law firm she’s been affiliated with for 41 years, Melody Gregory recalls that after graduating high school from Newburgh Free Academy, “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and thought law might be something to try.” She took a chance, joined Finkelstein & Partners as a […]
Filomena E. FanelliFilomena Fanelli launched her public relations firm with little more than a laptop and her kitchen counter. “When the kids were young, I used to clear Cheerios off the table before a business meeting,” she laughs. Since she formed Impact PR & Communications five years ago, it’s become a go-to agency for clients in the […]
Carol GordonAfter more than 30 years as an executive focusing on the “people” aspect of business, Carol Gordon decided to launch her own business as a business management consultant, focusing on employee relations and productive workplaces. “I noticed more people were seeking my input about employee conflicts and career advancement,” she says, and decided to strike […]
Leah PennimanTo call Leah Penniman’s work life a career wouldn’t do it justice. The word “mission” is more appropriate; she has a mission to fundamentally change our food systems so that they are more sustainable, healthy, and equitable. Specifically, she is educating and empowering the next generation of activist-farmers to own and farm land, and combating […]
Sandra LudlumSandra Ludlum considers her current position and her education her greatest achievements: “Not by virtue of the title, but because of my opportunity to get there,” she says, explaining that she joined Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union with an associate’s degree, and then — through its tuition reimbursement program — went on to receive her […]
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