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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5. Go apple-picking in the fall

By our count, the 10-county Valley region is home to 80 some-odd apple orchards, most of which welcome visitors to gather apples (and, often, pumpkins too) throughout the fall. Take your pick (pun certainly intended) from among the 14 varieties that are grown locally, which include established favorites (tangy McIntosh, sweet Macoun, the all-purpose Cortland) as well as more recently developed hybrids like the Honeycrisp (the tart-but-sweet fruit that is to apples what Twinkies are to snack food).

» An Apple a Day: Get your full apple-picking report here
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