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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22. Have brunch at the Thayer

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, West Point’s Thayer Hotel — built in 1926 — has played host to multi-star generals from Douglas MacArthur to Dwight Eisenhower (who visited during his presidential term). The hoi polloi can get a taste of its history on Sundays by indulging in the legendary Champagne Brunch. This midday meal features a groaning board of dishes that are a far cry from military mess-hall grub: sashimi-grade sliced salmon; Russian beet and wild fennel salad; Martha Washington waffles; a choice of chocolate cakes; and champagne, Mimosas, and Bloody Marys for the asking. Pair the cuisine with the jaw-dropping views of the Hudson visible out the dining room windows, and we command you to find a more relaxing way to spend a Sunday.

Thayer Hotel Brunch
845-446-4731 or www.hotelthayer.com/wedding_brunch.html
674 Thayer Rd., West Point

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