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After another brutal winter, the warmer weather has arrived — and with it, dozens of exciting things to see and do. Hop on a river cruise, soak up some culture at an open-air museum, host a pig roast, or hike a rail trail.
Here’s to making the most of summer in the Valley!

By Alia Akkam, Ian Dorset, Jackie Eisenberg, David Levine & Grace Turner


Here’s What to Do in the Hudson Valley This WeekA pig roast in New Paltz, a weekend hike at Sam’s Point, and more from this week’s picks for Hudson Valley events.
An Insider’s Guide to September Events in the Hudson ValleyHudson River tourism directors share their top picks for places to go, sights to see, and things to do throughout September.
Nyack Businesses Reopen With a ‘Slow and Steady’ MindsetThe latest of many initiatives supports Nyack's unique shops and restaurants allowing businesses to expand their customer service footprint safely.
These Are the Hudson Valley’s Essential WorkersHonoring the women and men who have kept our region running during the COVID-19 pandemic
School Sports Are Coming Back to the Hudson ValleyGovernor Cuomo announced lower-risk sports, like tennis and soccer, may begin to practice and play this September 21.
Lizzie Brown Halliday: The Worst Woman On EarthDiscover the chilling history of Hudson Valley serial killer Lizzie Brown Halliday, who terrorized Sullivan County in the 1890s.
Cold Spring’s Boutique Café Is a Little French and Très Hudson ValleyPaulette Cold Spring is the place to go for European-style shopping, giftable treasures, and Irving Farm coffee on Main Street.
How to Make Your Favorite Piña Colada a Whole Lot HealthierEnjoy a tasty summer drink, minus the calories, thanks to this sweet and refreshing recipe from a Hudson Valley nutritionist.
Vintage Lovers Will Worship the Shelves at This Catskills Clothing ShopAfter seven years in Brooklyn, Worship brings its one-of-a-kind wares to Glenford in Ulster County.
Speed Away at 5 Go-Kart Racetracks in the Hudson ValleyHit the gas and embrace the adrenaline rush while cruising laps around your friends at local racing centers.
Where to Find the Crispiest Chicken and Waffles in the Hudson ValleyWhether you like ‘em with syrup, barbecue sauce, or both, you’ll find the tastiest twists on the classic brunch food at these local eateries.
This Eco-Conscious Hudson Valley Brand Makes Hospital Visits EasierAfter suffering the loss of his wife, Janesi Comfort founder Mike McGregor turned his experience into a gown and blanket company that offers comfort to loved ones in need.
Hudson Valley Gyms and Bowling Alleys Can ReopenLike with restaurants and museums, local gyms and entertainment centers must implement COVID-19 safety protocol in order to reopen safely.
Snack on This Candied Ginger and Green Tea Bread for TeatimeLearn to make candied ginger and green tea bread courtesy of John Harney and Joanna Pruess of Harney & Sons Fine Teas in Millerton.
Escape to Eastwind Hotel for a Hillside Retreat in the CatskillsScandinavian elegance and Hudson Valley charm are the name of the game at the boutique hotel and bar near Windham Mountain.
This Sangria Margarita Recipe Is Your Favorite Cocktail, But BetterLa Puerta Azul in Millbrook shows us how to combine two classic cocktail recipes for the perfect summertime sip in the Hudson Valley.