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



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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