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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


Tree-Lightings Get Lit at These Hudson Valley Tree Lighting CeremoniesStart the holiday season in the Hudson Valley with festive parades, mesmerizing firework displays, and tree lighting spectacles.
Black friday shopping in the Hudson Valley The Hottest Black Friday Deals in the Hudson ValleyShop select Hudson Valley stores for incredible holiday deals throughout Black Friday and into Thanksgiving weekend.
Christmas tree farm Pick Your Perfect Pine at a Hudson Valley Christmas Tree FarmFrom sky-high spruces to Charlie Brown classics, local farms have the loveliest evergreen trees to make the season merry and bright.
thanksgiving What Hudson Valley Chefs Make for Their Thanksgiving FeastsThree restaurateurs share what’s on the menu at their Thanksgiving celebrations, with recipes to help you recreate the dishes at home.
marlowe ales nyack rockland county Marlowe Artisanal Ales in Nyack Is All About the ExperienceNyack’s Main Street just got a little bit hoppier. Brewmaster Zac Ross enriches the Hudson Valley beer scene with his latest venture, Marlowe Ales.
hudson valley things to do Here’s What to Do in the Hudson Valley This WeekA Thanksgiving concert in Nyack, live music in Chester, and more top this week’s picks for things to do in the Hudson Valley.
Opus Spa in White Plains The Opus Spa Offers a Breath of Relaxation in the Hudson ValleyHead to White Plains to unwind in luxury at The Opus Spa, which delights guests with facials, massages, wellness treatments, and more.
Turkey Trots Run off Thanksgiving Dinner at These Hudson Valley Turkey TrotsMove along scenic Valley roads this Thanksgiving with these seasonal "turkey trot" races, plus a local parade.
Women in Business 2022 Meet Our 2022 Women in Business Award WinnersThis dynamic dozen exemplifies what it means to be high-achieving and stewards of our Hudson Valley region.
victorian show Troy’s Victorian Stroll Pays Homage to Hudson Valley HistoryIn Rensselaer County, Troy's annual Victorian Stroll harkens back to the city's Victoriana influences and industrial past.
Little North Market Little North Is a Treat for Foodies in Livingston ManorThis new Sullivan County market specializes in rotisserie chicken, seasonal sides, and artisanal local products.
The upstate table The Upstate Table Celebrates Culinary Creativity in KingstonOwner Rebecca Ffrench dishes on her Midtown Kingston culinary studio and its secret ingredients—togetherness and fun.
where to buy a christmas wreath Find Your Holiday Wreath at These Hudson Valley ShopsSpruce up your wreath game this season. We found five shops that offer creative alternatives to the traditional evergreen ring.
Thanksgiving takeout to-go Here’s Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner in the Hudson ValleyLocal restaurants make it easy to bring home gourmet holiday treats, sides, and even whole turkeys without lifting a finger in the kitchen.
new paltz sunset What to Do in New Paltz: A 24-Hour Guide to the Creative HubUlster County's popular college town buzzes with community activities, restaurants, and breathtaking Hudson Valley views.
hudson valley cakes Diana Karklin Crafts Custom Cupcakes and Sweets From GoshenThis Goshen native takes baking to the next level with creatively delicious cakes, cookies, and more in the Hudson Valley.