Travel Tuesday with Taylor to New York’s Hudson Valley

Posted on Travels with Taylor July 25, 2017 by Taylor Deer

Top 10 Activities to Experience in New York’s Hudson Valley

by Taylor Deer

Nature, Wine and Fun!

Are you in the Greater New York City Area or visiting at some point? In New York’s Hudson Valley (just outside of NYC), there are so many wonderful activities for you to enjoy: from hiking in the beautiful mountains of Southern New York State to tasting the best wines on the East Coast.

The Most Breathtaking Hike at Sterling Forest

I live right outside of the Hudson Valley in Northern New Jersey. I love exploring and getting out of the typical urban and suburban areas of New Jersey and exploring the nearby areas that make it feel like I am away in a different area of the United States.

Here is a list of my top 10 favorite activities to experience in New York’s Hudson Valley
  1. Take a hike through one of the many Hudson Valley trails. Here is a list of some of my favorite trails that offer easy to challenging levels.
  1. Follow a wine trail or spend a day enjoying one of the many day events that each winery offers. Check out my favorite Southern New York wineries below.

Enjoying a Lovely Summer Day at Benmarl Winery

  1. Immerse yourself in the art-filled and foodie city of Nyack. Below are my favorite places to eat and have fun in Nyack.

Getting a Great Workout Doing Aerial Barre at Soul Flyte

  1. Spend the day at Bear Mountain. Whether you go on a hike, enjoy the zoo, ice skate in the winter, grab brunch at the Bear Mountain Inn or be German for the day at the annual Oktoberfest at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, you will be sure to have the time of your life.
  2. Enjoy the Southern New York’s best ciders at the following places:

Enjoying a freshly brewed cider at Bad Seed Cider Company.

  1. Shopping is always a good idea! Check out the designer outlet stores at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets®.

Get the best designer handbags, clothes, shoes and more at Woodbury Commons!

  1. Depending on the season you are in the area, pick local produce at one of the many Hudson Valley farms. Here is a list of my favorite farms:

I love apple picking at Weeds Orchards.

I also enjoy strawberry picking at Lawrence Farms Orchards

  1. Enjoy brunch or a nice dinner on the waterfront in the village of Piermont. Afterwards, take a stroll along the pier.

Peaceful Piermont

  1. Experience authentic Mexican food in the town of Suffern. Here are my two favorite Mexican restaurants and bars.

After enjoying great food, dance the night away at Olé Olé Tapas Bar!

  1. Treat yourself to a peaceful weekend at Mohonk Mountain House, a Victorian castle resort surrounded by beautiful cliffs, mountains, overlooks, lakes, farm-to-table restaurants and an award-winning spa.

Take a well-needed vacation

I definitely recommend everyone visiting the New York City area to take a car, bus or train ride to experience serenity in the Hudson Valley in Southern New York State. There is something so magical about this place no matter what time of the year you are here and there is also something for everyone!

Having a beautiful day in Warwick, NY!

Check out this 9-nights Hudson Valley Tour! Departure dates from 08/26/2017 – 09/04/2017.

Discover the heart, soul and history of this legendary waterway on a Hudson Valley tour that begins in romantic Montreal and winds through the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks... rambles in Lake Placid (with an Olympic ski jump demonstration), the farm of John Brown and an island retreat at Lake George… a cruise down the river to West Point... visits to the historic estates of the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts, a wine tasting, and overnight stays at elegant lakeside resorts and lodges… with the final stop at New York City and the electrifying Crossroads of the World.

Exclusive filmed narratives by Ken Burns; classic resort stays on Lake Placid, Lake George & Lake Mohonk; private Hudson River cruise; visits to John Brown Farm, Boscobel Mansion, FDR Nat’l Historic Site, Kykuit, Lake Placid Olympic Center & Adirondack Museum; meeting with sustainable farming expert

Book your trip to New York State and experience the beauty of this breathtaking area. For more information, please send me an email at
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