Hudson Valley Hiking

Outdoor Activities in the Hudson Valley

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When the Cromwell family came to live in Canterbury (1609) now called Cornwall it was and still is a cozy little town nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.  With that being said there are so many opportunities to explore the great outdoors.  Please don’t leave the area until you have experienced nature at its best.  Cornwall offers many trails ranging from an easy nature trail to an extreme feat of climbing for the experienced adventurist in you.  If hiking isn’t your thing, may we offer a scenic drive thru the Hudson Valley going from one town to the next in a matter of minutes all the while capturing the breathtaking views of the Hudson River.  There is also kayaking tours, leisure boat rides on the Hudson River, and numerous wineries and breweries.

Scenic Drives & Hiking
218 Perkins Memorial Dr. & Tower – (April–late Nov., daylight hours, weather permitting.
(845)786-2701 – Check out this website for details, pictures and descriptions of local hikes. – Check out this website for Park (times, directions, activities).

Mountain Valley Guides is the premiere kayak outfitter in the Hudson Valley with a variety of fantastic tours with open water, calm marshes, amazing sunsets, and beautiful scenery.  Tours open to people of all abilities and kids are welcome.

No experience needed.           

Mountain Tops Kayaking
There is no better place to launch your kayak and explore than at Scenic Hudson Long Dock Park. Mountain Tops Kayaking offers kayak rentals seven days a week and various tours perfect for those who love adventure.

Storm King Adventure Tours

Storm King Adventure Tours is your one-stop destination for Hudson Valley outdoor adventures.  Set up your day trip, weekend, or vacation activities, and they will make sure you and your family has a safe and exciting time exploring the Hudson River by Kayak.


Leisure Ride Bike Rental                                 

Bicycle Depot


Wheel & Heel

Windham Mountain Bike Park – offers a truly unique downhill riding experience, and the longest jump trail on the East Coast. Outstanding natural Catskill Mountain terrain has been expertly developed by world renowned trail designers – Gravity Logic, giving riders of all levels something to get stoked about. Miles of trails are serviced by a high speed quad lift.    19 Resort Dr., Windham, NY 12496          


Hudson River Cruise Boats

Hudson Highland Cruises “The Commander”.  For more info call 845-534-7245 and visit

Hudson River Adventures “Pride of the Hudson” & “River Rose”

“Pride of the Hudson” Departs-Newburgh Waterfront (Torches).
Call 845-782-0685

For more info call 845-562-1067 and visit

Dutch Apple Cruises – 141 Broadway, Albany NY.


Public Gardens

Stonecrop Gardens – 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, NY.

Innisfree Garden – 362 Tyrrel Rd.  Millbrook, NY.         This distinctly American stroll garden is on 185 acres surrounding a large lake.  It merges Modernist ideas with traditional Chinese and Japanese garden design principles.

Bannerman Island Guided Walking Tour    
Cruise to mysterious Bannerman Island and walk the paths of the romantic castle ruins. Hudson River Adventures is now offering exclusive tours onto the island via a short boat ride in their new vessel “Pollepel.” An escorted tour of this “rugged” little       island includes an informative lecture and plenty of opportunities for photos. Departs from Torches Landing at the Newburgh Waterfront in the Town of Newburgh, NY 12550.  

Specialty and U-Pick Farms

Jones Farm – Local owned family farm, bakery, art gallery, gift shop, café and includes barn yard animals, hay ride and pumpkin picking.     
190 Angola Rd.  Cornwall NY  12518         

Lawrence U-Pick Farm (petting zoo & hayrides) Features the best view of the Hudson Valley.     Open 7 days a week from 9-4pm.  Only pick what you plan to buy.

Blooming Hill Farm – Farm sells Vegetables and Herbs & Serves up refreshments as well as breakfast, lunch and dessert.   Open Sat & Sun 10am-2pm  

Edgwick Goat Farm – 348 Angola Rd, Cornwall  12518      845-534-8707   
Facebook: Edgwick Farm Seasonal Tours, Purchasing and Tastings. 

Shalimar Alpacas                                    
164 East Ridge Rd, Warwick  10990           
Facebook: Shalimar Alpacas of Warwick
Tours, country store with yarns, clothing, accessories. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Sugar Loaf Mountain Herbs               
1361 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf  10981           
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Open year round Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. In winter the indoor shop features dried herbs, teas, and wellness and skin care products.

Art Centers / Performing Art & Musical Venues

Storm King Art Center – The world’s leading sculpture park is a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time and is set upon 500 acres of landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands.
(845) 534-3115            
1 Museum Road, New Windsor NY  12553                                               

Dia Beacon – DIA  Art Foundation is a contemporary arts organization.  Art Museum, Bookshop and Café, Bicycle Rentals.   3 Beekman Street, Beacon NY  12508.

The Fields Sculpture Park/OMI Art Center and Café –  Contemporary sculpture park with over 80 pieces of art on display.  Located 2 hours north of NYC.  300 acres of open land, 2 story barn with indoor studios, and beautiful gardens, lawns and fruit trees.
1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts – Music festivals & performances, House and Garden tours as well as Brunch.  Multiple venues located all in one location.  Check website for concert series and brunch dates with house tours.
149 Girdle Ridge Rd.  Katonah  NY 10536

Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center – Surrounded by eight acres of beautiful mountain and lake views, the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center was built in 1992.  Top-of-the-line national and international touring companies flocked to the 688-seat main stage          theater, the 240-seat Pavilion, and 2000-seat outdoor Wharf Theater. The free summer concerts are attended by thousands. The Lycian Centre Galleries, one of the largest gallery spaces in the Mid-Hudson Valley at the time, plays host to many exhibits by local and world-renowned artists.   1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, NY  10981                     

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival – The region’s only resident professional Shakespeare company with performances taking place at the historic Boscobel Home overlooking the Hudson Valley. 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY  10524   

 The Bardavon – The oldest operating theatre in NYS and 12th oldest in the country that presents dance, music, theatre, & films.  In 1999 it became the home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.              
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601      
(845) 473-5288

Bethel Woods – Visit this outdoor 15,000 seat performing Arts center, Woodstock museum and the Muse Café.  The site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, NY is located approximately 90 minutes from New York City.  The Pavilion seats 4,500 under cover with another 10,500 on a natural sloping lawn while offering unique backdrops of the Sullivan County countryside. The Harvest Festival Site features a craft and farmers’ market, performances and activities for the family on Sundays from Labor Day -Columbus Day weekend.     
200 Hurd Rd., Bethel NY 12720                       


Each Town/County has their own festival (Wine, Chocolate, Cheese, Garlic, BBQ, Lobster, Vegan, Taco, and many more.

Renaissance Faire    
The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England complete with 16th         Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo Park, NY.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week      
The event, which features prix-fixe three-course meals, is held once in the fall and once in the spring and is all about promoting the chefs and food of the region. It is sponsored by the Valley Table magazine. Last year, over 200 restaurants participated in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Ulster Counties. A prix-fixe lunch is $22.95, with dinner set at $32.95.

Golf Courses 

Storm King Golf Club     
18 Ridge Road, Cornwall NY  12518   

The 9-hole Storm King Golf Club in Cornwall, NY is a private golf course that opened in 1894. Storm King Golf Club measures 3149 yards from the longest tees.

Falkirk Golf Club in Central Valley, New York  
206 Smith Clove Rd         
Central Valley, NY 10917
Phone(s): (845) 928-6924, (845) 928-8022                  

The 18-hole Falkirk Estate & Country Club in Central Valley, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1922. Falkirk Estate & Country Club measures 5644 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 122 and a 67.8 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
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West Point Golf Course in West Point, New York
Route 218 & Route 9W  West Point, New York 10996           
Phone(s): (845) 938-2435 
The 18-hole West Point Golf Course in West Point, NY is a military golf course that opened in 1949. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., West Point Golf Course measures 6007 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
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