Summer Fun: Summertime Activities and Events in the Hudson Valley

Now that the cold weather is finally gone, it’s time to enjoy all the Valley’s spectacular summer activities


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The lazy days of summer? Ha, not here in the Valley. Sure, you can laze about at one of our beautiful lake or river beaches — we’re all for that. But there are countless other ways to while away this wonderful season. Give paddleboarding a shot, bike on a rail trail, take a river cruise, check out the latest flick at a drive-in, or visit some furry friends at the local zoo. All that — and more — is in our go-to guide for a sensational summer...

stand up paddleboarding

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: stand-up paddleboarding
berry picking

Where to Pick-Your-Own-Berries and Berry-Picking Farms

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: berry-picking
butterfly farms

Butterfly Farms

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: visiting a butterfly farm
old rhinebeck aerodrome

Weekend Air Shows at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: air shows at the Aerodrome
water parks

Water Parks

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: visiting a water park
beaches and swimming

Beaches and Swimming Holes

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: going for a swim
rails and trains

Ride the Rails

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: taking a train ride
drive ins

Drive-Ins and Outdoor Movie Theaters

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: going to the drive-in
rail trails

Rail Trails

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: hiking the rail trails
bear zoo

Zoos, Parks, and Animal Sanctuaries

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: going to the zoo
disc golf

Disc Golf

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: disc golfing
river cruises

Hudson River Cruises

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: crusing the Hudson River
garden tours

Garden Tours and Horticulture

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: taking a garden tour
sculpture parks

Sculpture Parks

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: visiting a sculpture park

Extra, extra!

We couldn’t resist: Check out four more of our editors’ absolute favorite Valley activities come summer.
putnam cycling classic

Riverside Restaurants and Dining

Find a restaurant that offers views of the Hudson
crabbing

Crabbing

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: crabbing
fishing

Fishing

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: fishing
mini golf

Mini Golf

One of the Hudson Valley’s best summer activities: playing a round of mini golf

 

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