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Hudson River Valley
Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange
Putnam, Rockland, Rensselaer, Ulster, Westchester

Find up-to-date list of the best things to do and great activities in the Hudson River Valley. Things to do are listed by activity, time-of-year, weather, and location. Find things to do in the spring, summer, fall, and winter. Find lists of things to do outdoors; or visit indoor activities for Things to do on cold rainy days.

Search for things to do in the Hudson Valley by county, towns, and villages in the lower- mid- and upper-Hudson Valley where you'll find biking trails, boating, camping, skiing, golf courses, horseback riding, fishing, nature walks and trails, hiking trails, ice skating, places to have a picnic, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, swimming and more great things to do in every season of the year. Find great ideas for activities and things to do in the Hudson Valley.

For things to do on rainy or cold weather days: go bowling, go to an indoor ice skating rink or an indoor swimming pool, or try arts & crafts in a pottery studio.

In addition to searching for activities in the Hudson Valley by county, town, and villages, Things To Do are listed by season and time-of-year. Find the best activities in summer, spring, autumn, and winter in the towns and villages of the historic Hudson Valley.

Year-round, parks offer a large selection of the best things to do outdoors, and excellent activities for the family. Enjoy the great outdoors when you visit a park in the Hudson Valley. Find: Visit parks offering Wheelchair Accessible activities in spring, summer, fall, and winter. You can enjoy passive and active things to do in the Hudson Valley's beautiful parks. Parks are listed by wheelchair accessible activities. Photograph the stunning vistas, enjoy bird watching or animal watching. Many parks also offer fun activities that are wheelchair accessible, including:
Find things to do and activities by season and weather. Activities that are fun to do year-round are listed in more than one season.
The best things to do year-round are available right here in the Hudson Valley. Visit this list of exciting and interesting activities. For both tourists and residents of the Hudson Valley, find comprehensive descriptions and links to the best places to visit in lower, mid, and the upper-Hudson Valley.

Visit Activities in Albany
Thompson's Lake Campground in Thacher State Park is located at 68 Thompsons Lake Road, East Berne, NY 12059, Albany County in the Hudson Valley. Thompson's Lake Campground, nestled in the mountains just four miles from the Helderberg Escarpment, is a popular camping ground and recreation area. Conveniently located within Thacher State Park, this campground offers 140 wooded campsites and is comprised of a sandy beach, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, limestone outcroppings and open fields. Recreational opportunities include a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a playing field, swing-sets, carry-in boat access, rental row boats, fishing areas, and nature trails. Interpretive and recreational programs are offered for campers throughout the summer. During the winter, visitors can cross-country ski and enjoy ice fishing.

Visit Activities in Columbia
Visit Taghkanic State Park located along 16 miles of the Taconic Mountain Range in Columbia County. Visit this amazing park offering activities for all ages. If you enjoy camping, be sure to read about the campground at Copake Falls, offering sites to accommodate campers seeking a more rustic experience, as well as those seeking a more "home like" experience. Taghkanic State Park offers activities for all seasons. On hot days of summer, enjoy swimming at Taghkanic State Park. Have a great time skiing, snowshoeing, or sledding, on cold snowy days of winter.

Visit Activities in Dutchess
If visiting Dutchess as a tourist, or you are a Dutchess resident, find many wonderful outdoor Activities in Dutchess. Visit one of the many beautiful parks in Dutchess . Visit Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park located at Staatsburg. This park offers serene wooded areas, a marina, camping sites and many more fun and exciting things to do.

Plan a day hiking in Dutchess. After a rigorous hike, visit one of many exceptional restaurants in Dutchess County offering organic and grass-fed dishes.

If the weather is not cooperating and it's rainy or just too cold, don't let the weather get you down. Go bowling in Dutchess on a cold and rainy day.


Visit Hiking in Greene
The Catskill Park is a mountainous region of public and private lands in southeastern New York's Ulster, Greene, Delaware and Sullivan counties. Evidence of the area's unique natural history can be seen in the impressive skyline formed by the ninety-eight peaks over 3,000 feet in elevation.

"The Catskill Forest Preserve is defined as the 287,500 acres of state land within the Catskill Park. These public lands are primarily forested, but also include meadows, lakes, rivers, wetlands, waterfalls, cliffs, and many species of fish, wildlife, and plant life. Afforded Constitutional protections that prevent the removal of timber, lands within New York's Forest Preserve provide an abundance of both recreational opportunity and plant and wildlife habitat. Depending on park-wide land classifications and specific unit management plans, there are a variety of opportunities for public enjoyment of the Forest Preserve, including hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, and snowmobiling."


Go hiking in the Catskills. Find trails for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced hiker, Experienced hikers can find great hiking trails in Greene County at:

Visit Activities in Orange
"Although Storm King was originally envisioned as a museum devoted to the Hudson River School of Art, by 1961 its founders had become committed to modern sculpture. Early purchases were sited directly outside the Museum Building as part of a formal garden scheme. However, with the 1966 purchase of thirteen works from the estate of sculptor David Smith (1906¬1965), Storm King began to place sculpture directly in the landscape. Since then, every work has been sited with consideration of both its immediate surroundings and distant views. Fifty years after its founding, Storm King continues to grow and evolve, and is among the world’s leading sculpture parks."

Storm Kings provides bike rentals offering a great way to experience the art and vast landscapes. A day at Storm King provides a great experience for everyone. Even teenagers will enjoy learning about sculpture in this exceptional venue. See amazing sculptures, go biking, walking, and take time-out for a picnic. What could be better?


Visit Things to do in Putnam
Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park is an exciting park offering many exceptional landscapes and things to do. Fahnestock offers many outdoor activities for all members of the family in it's 14,086-acre park covering land in Putnam and Dutchess counties. Summer activities abound, including a sandy beach offering boating and swimming in Putnam County.

Plan a day hiking at Fahnestock Park. After a satisfying day of hiking, enjoy a picnic in the park or stop in the charming Village of Cold Spring for a bite at one of the many restaurants in Cold Spring.


Visit Activities in Rensselaer
"Grafton Lakes State Park, on the forested plateau between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys, includes six ponds and nearly 2500 acres. Long Pond has a large, sandy beach, which is a popular summer attraction. Anglers can go after rainbow and brown trout in Long, Second and Shaver Pond. Pickerel, perch, and bass are abundant in all ponds including Mill Pond and walleye are found at the Martin-Durham Reservoir. All ponds have launch facilities for canoes, sailboats and rowboats, electric boat are allowed. Visitors also picnic, walk the nature trails, and hike, bike or ride horses along the 25 miles of park trails."

In winter, Grafton Lake grooms the trails for snowmobilers, and visitors may also snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice skate or ice fish when conditions permit. Enjoy bringing toddlers and young children to Playgrounds at Grafton Lakes Park.


Visit Activities in Rockland
Visit the outstanding premier park of the Palisades region - Bear Mountain State Park. Bear Mountain is renowned for its naturally beautiful landscapes. The heavily forested Bear Mountain State Park is set against rugged mountains in the historic Hudson River Valley. Lakes, rivers, ponds, forest, hills, and mountains abound. This 5000 acre parkland offers stunning sights including Perkins Point, views from the pedestrian walkway of the Bear Mountain Bridge, and an opportunity to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Bear Mountain offers many activities for the family. On hot summer days swim in the enormous Bear Mountain pool, walk around Bear Mountain's Trailside Museum and Zoo where you will see animals in their natural habitat. If you enjoy boating, launch your boat or rent a boat on Hessian Lake, hike the trails, or play ball on the playing fields right near the Bear Mountain Inn. When you're ready for something to eat, the Inn at Bear Mountain offers a cozy but grand setting that will take you back in time; also offering a large menu to select your choice of food.

Visit Activities in Ulster
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys, world-class rock climbing and 35 miles of carriageways and 25 miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk, hike and simply enjoy all of this just an hour and a half drive from New York City.


Visit Activities in Westchester
If visiting Westchester as a tourist or you are a Westchester resident, Westchester offers a large list of places to go and things to do. Visit this large list of indoor and outdoor Things To Do in Westchester.

On sunny spring, summer, or fall days, visit a State Park in Westchester. Parks offer many activities for the family. Go hiking, fishing, boating and more outdoor activities at parks in Westchester.

For the best outdoor things to do in Westchester, visit: Go Fishing at Ward Pound Ridge, Westchester County's largest park. If you enjoy camping, Ward Pound Ridge offers many places to pitch a tent and live outdoors among the birds, animals, and in nature. Many campsites are near beautiful brooks and streams.

Plan a picnic lunch or early dinner at one of Westchester's parks. With more than 100 locations to choose from, you're sure to find the right place for your picnic in Westchester.


Things To Do on a Date
If you're into the outdoors and have found someone with whom you can share these experiences; here are several ideas for your next first date. Being outdoors in the bright sunshine, enjoying beautiful scenic vistas, boating on a lake, or hiking a short distance, might be just the thing to relax both of you on your first date. Fun things to do on a date include:
On the next beautiful spring, summer, or autumn day, plan a visit to a State Park in the Hudson River Valley. Parks offer many activities. A fun family activity includes hiking one of the Putnam County hiking trails or biking one of several great biking trails offering beautiful scenic landscapes. Enjoy a relaxing day fishing at Ward Pound Ridge, Westchester's largest park. With more than 100 locations to choose from, you're sure to find the right park or scenic spot for a Hudson Valley picnic.

If you are planning a camping trip, don't forget to include state parks in the Hudson Valley in your search for camping sites. There are excellent places to go camping within the Hudson Valley. Use your campsite as a base and explore one or more of the 10 counties in the Historic Hudson Valley.

For the best activities in the Hudson Valley, be sure to review www.hudson-river-valley.com and find the most amazing selection of things to do in the fresh air.




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