Outdoors Guide

Catch an Outdoor Flick at the Hudson Valley’s Drive-In Movie Theaters

Grab a burger, some soda pop, and enjoy plein-air blockbusters and indies at one of the region's scenic drive-in movie theaters.

Swimming Spots & Sandy Beaches to Visit in the Hudson Valley

Soak in the sun, swim laps, set sail, and scuba-dive at these top waterside spots in the Hudson River region.

Birdwatching 101: Your Guide to the Hobby in the Hudson Valley

Want to go birdwatching in the Hudson Valley? Here's what to know about the hobby and which birds to look out for in the region.

How to Keep the Hudson Valley’s State Parks Clean

A New York State Parks manager reveals how to properly care for the beautiful public lands, preserves, and trails that locals and visitors adore.

3 Trails Perfect for Spring Hikes in the Hudson Valley

Three treks—from strenuous to simple—with sweeping mountain, river, and waterfall views to sample in the Hudson Valley this spring.
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14 Hudson Valley Hikes With Fire Towers for Jaw-Dropping Views

With treks ranging from beginner to pro, these upstate New York trails lead to fire towers that offer vistas of the Valley unlike any you’ve seen before.

5 Hudson Valley Trails That Are Perfect for Winter Hikes

Bundle up and hit the trails for cold-weather Hudson Valley hiking in the Catskills, Shawangunks, and across local state parks.

Explore the Hudson Valley With These 5 Airbnb Experiences

Whether you’re on a staycation or vacation, you’ll love the chance to discover the Hudson River region as only an insider can.

Hiking in the Catskills: A Beginner’s Guide to Hudson Valley Treks

Want to explore the gorgeous Catskill trails but have no clue where to start? Here’s a step-by-step hiking guide for beginners.

11 Under-the-Radar and Fan-Favorite Hudson Valley Hikes

Whether you want a quieter hike or a trek with a view of one of the Valley's magnificent waterfalls, you'll find the perfect escape here.
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