Things to Do

Arts & Culture

If arts and culture are what you seek, then the Hudson Valley is the place for you. The region is packed to the brim with things to do throughout the year, so there's truly something for every interest. Whether you're a native Hudson Valleyite or a newcomer to the area, you'll love exploring the dozens of museums that dot towns along the river. Throughout the year, keep an eye out for artistic festivals and intriguing plays, not to mention art galleries, upcoming performances, and exciting cultural offerings. There's always something fun to do in the Hudson Valley.

Day Trip Guides

The Hudson Valley is a dream for day trips. The sheer abundance of idyllic towns in the region means there's always somewhere new to discover (or rediscover, if you've been to the town before). Perhaps the most exciting part of life along the Hudson River is that it's everchanging, with new businesses and eateries popping up each day. Whether you're a local or visitor to the Hudson Valley, use our day trip guides as a starting point for your adventures through fan-favorite towns like Beacon, Cold Spring, and Rhinebeck or waterfront destinations like Coxsackie, Nyack, or Piermont (and that's just the start). Of course, if you uncover something new while you're in town, so much the better — that's the point of a day trip, after all.

Outdoors Guide

Few things are more delightful than jaunts into the great outdoors in the Hudson Valley. Adventures outside are an all-seasons affair in the region, and there's always something new and exciting to do. Spring and summer bring camping, craft fairs, drive-in movies, and fishing, while fall and winter are all about leaf peeping, skiing, and snowboarding. Hiking in the Hudson Valley is a year-round favorite, which is why we have more than a few guides to the top trails in the region. There are also picture-perfect bike trails, sunny swimming holes, and autumnal adventures galore. The only thing left to decide, then, is where to start?


Decidedly modern dance, outsider art comes in, and howling with Howie

Snow Striders

Forget those oversized, tennis-racket shoes. Today’s snowshoers wear high-tech gear to walk — and even run — through the Valley’s white stuff

Snowy Strides

For a top-notch workout — and as a remedy for cabin fever — strap on a pair of cross-country skis

Kid’s Korner

The new year brings a gigantic fruit, a masked man on stilts, and rubber band rockets to the Valley


Winwood wows us, Haddad times two, and minimalism moves in at Vassar
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Seasons in the Valley Film Spotlights Apple Farmers and Migrant Workers

A documentary examines the bond between local apple farmers and migrant workers

Kid’s Korner

Ring in winter with mice on ice, tiny trains, and a wannabe reindeer

Out & About

David Sedaris and Ray Davies at the Bardavon, and a flight of fancy lights up Sunnyside

Tricks and Treats

There are plenty of ways to stay scared silly this Halloween season — here’s a sampling of Halloween events in the area.

Out & About

A funnyman stands up, Frankenstein frowns, and a folkie’s famous feast
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Our Excellence in Nursing Awards take place on May 1!

Our Best of Hudson Valley ballot is open through March 31!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

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