Follow the River. Explore the Hudson Valley.

Follow the River. Explore the Hudson Valley.
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A First-timer’s Guide to the Hudson Valley

Just a hop, skip and jump from NYC – the Hudson Valley offers all kinds of experiences for all kinds of visitors. Whether you’re traveling by train, by bus or by car—it’s easy to get here, and definitely worth the trip.

But what should you do or see FIRST? Read on for suggestions that should be on everyone’s Hudson Valley bucket list.

May Events

May 11, 12
Submerge yourself in a sea of more than 150,000 tulips at Washington Park this Mother’s Day weekend for Albany’s Annual Tulip Festival. Historic events celebrating Albany’s Dutch heritage combined with live music, a fine arts show, children’s activities, and great food.
May 11
Let the thrills begin! Classic rides like the Whip, the Derby Racer and the Sky Skater, plus family-friendly activities—are all set to entertain at this legendary amusement park on Long Island Sound.
May 17, 18, 19
After the Kick-Off Party on Friday evening, artists of Beacon open their creative studios to the public for this free once-a-year, weekend long event.
Find even more Hudson Valley events here.
Awesome Outdoor Adventures

Whether you’re interested in hiking, kayaking, or you’re just in search of that superlative view—the Hudson Valley has the perfect place. Check out this video for a little al fresco inspiration.

Find these and more winter events and activities on our Events Calendar!

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