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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6. See a movie at a drive-in

Things haven’t changed all that much at the Valley’s eight drive-in theaters, which is perhaps the best reason to go to one. Relive those hot summer nights of your youth by catching a double feature (on a truly big screen) for around eight bucks (a lot less than you’d pay at the neighborhood multiplex). Technological innovations over the years have resulted in clearer pictures and better-quality sound (which comes to you now via your car radio). And the current snack bar offerings go way beyond popcorn and candy: moviegoers scarf down char-broiled Black Angus burgers at Poughkeepsie’s Overlook Drive-In; and fill up on a wide variety of frozen treats at Twist, the new ice cream shop at the Jericho in Glenmont, Rensselaer County. But you’re still likely to see children perched on car fenders in their pajamas, teenagers canoodling in back seats, and older folks camped out on lawn chairs, just like it was in 1986 — and ’76, and ’66, and even ’56.

Drive-in Theaters:

Overlook Drive-In
845-452-3445 or www.driveinmovie.com/NY/Overlook/schedule
126 Degarmo Road, Poughkeepsie

Hyde Park Drive-In
845-229-4738 or www.driveinmovie.com/NY/HydePark/schedule
4114 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park

Warwick Drive-In
845-986-4440 or www.driveinmovie.com/NY/Warwick/schedule11 Warwick Turnpike (off Rte. 94), Warwick

Fair Oaks Drive-In
845-361-5774 or www.driveinmovie.com/NY/FairOaks/schedule
Exit 118 off Rte. 17M, Middletown

Hi-Way Drive-In
518-731-8672 or www.driveinmovie.com/NY/Hi-way/schedule
10769 State Route 9W, Coxsackie

Jericho Drive-In
518-767-3398 or www.jerichodrive-in.com
Route 9W,

Hollywood Drive-In
518-283-4425 or www.hollywooddrivein.com
9254 Rte. 66, Averill Park

Hathaway’s Drive-In
518-686-7768 or www.hathawaysdrive-in.com
4762 Rte. 67, North Hoosick

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