Fall in the Hudson Valley

Fall in the Hudson Valley

FALL ACTIVITIES IN HUDSON VALLEY 
Harvest Festival in Bethel, RiverArts and Music Festival in Haverstraw, Oktoberfest in Harriman State Park, Cider and Donut Festival in Armonk, and the Cornwall Fall Festival are only a few of the many festivals celebrated in the Hudson Valley during the Fall season. Art, music, theatre, and jazz festivals abound at this time of year throughout the Valley, truly something of interest for everyone. Plenty of Fall treats and eats that include spiced ciders and pumpkin cakes, pies, cookies, and fries will be found at all the festivals.
For the more adventurous, plan to take a Fall Foliage Helicopter tour for a birds-eye view or a Craft Brewery Bicycle Tour. The Hudson Valley is the oldest wine-making region in the United States, so include a wine-tasting tour of the many wineries in the Valley on your itinerary! Kayaking or canoeing on the Hudson River puts you closer to the beauty of nature and gives an unparalleled view of the majesty of the soaring cliffs, or take a stroll across the world’s longest pedestrian bridge – the Walkway Over the Hudson. Those with rock climbing aspirations should check Shawangunk Ridge, one of the major rock climbing areas in the US.

From Albany and Troy southward to Yonkers, the Hudson Valley is filled with historic towns and quaint villages, lush gardens that welcome visitors, and historic homes that offer tours into the past. Washington Irving’s home, ‘Sunnyside’, should be on everyone’s to-see list, along with Philipsburg Manor’s Herb Garden, the Colonial version of a drugstore. The Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve and the 1865 Bavarian Manor Inn are not to be missed. The Rockefeller’s Kykuit Mansion is filled with art and history, and “Dark Shadows” fans should definitely tour Lyndhurst, the Gothic mansion where two of the Dark Shadows movies were filmed.

WHERE TO STAY
After spending time enjoying the many different fall activities that Hudson Valley has to offer, you’ll want to get some rest and recharge for the next day of activities. Saint Hubert’s Lodge & Club is the perfect place to do just that – relax and unwind after a long day. This place is truly a hidden oasis setting back from the road and still being less than a two-hour drive to New York City.

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