25 More Things Every Hudson Valleyite Must Do!

Back in 2007, we told you about 20 local activities — from dining at the CIA to taking a swim in the Hudson — that help separate true Valleyites from the out-of-town tourists and weekend wannabes. But — we now realize — that list wasn’t half long enough. Here are 25 more can’t-miss Valley pursuits to spice up your late summer/early fall weekends

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10. Take a leaf-peeping drive

In just a few weeks, autumn will arrive — the most beautiful season in the Valley (to us, at least). Once the maples, oaks, birches, hemlocks, and other leafy denizens change into their fall clothes, snub your nose at the current price of gas and head for the highway to watch their annual fashion show. While the Taconic Parkway is a favorite route, any tree-laden country lane should do the trick. To see the most colorful display, plan to take your jaunt after a succession of warm, sunny days that are followed by cool (but not freezing) nights. (“Fall Getaways,” in HV’s September 2009 issue, lists four local foliage drives; check them out at www.hvmag.com.)

Leaf Peeping Drives

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