Hudson Valley Travel Guide

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Many former New York City dwellers seeking a quiet and engaging place to raise a family turn to the spirited towns that make up Ulster County on the western side of the Hudson River; namely Saugerties, Kingston, and New Paltz. Most winters the areas are blessed with snowfall that provides unbeatable opportunities for snowshoeing, snow-tubing, sleigh-riding, and skiing. In the spring, the snow melts and the "U-pick" farms open for the season, along with their petting zoos and hayrides. Summer is the peak season for outdoors, when visitors can picnic at various state parks, such as Belleayre Lake in Pine Hill; it has a small beach that's great for swimming and paddle-boating, set against the majestic backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. In the fall, the region gives nearby New England a run for its money with autumn activities like gorgeous leaf-peeping, apple picking in picture-perfect orchards, and Halloween celebrations including late-night spooky hayrides.

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Hudson Valley Hotels

The majority of places to stay in the Hudson Valley are inns, bed-and-breakfasts, and small boutique hotels, and they range... read more

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Hudson Valley Restaurants

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