These Are Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

From the Valley’s top places to live to its leading academic institutions, best brunches and most delectable bites, here’s a sample of what you read most this year.


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Well, Hudson Valley, it’s been a good year. Uber finally got the green light, the New Tappan Zee Bridge opened its Westbound span, and let’s not forget just how cool the Great American Eclipse was. But now that the holidays are behind us and our landscape is suddenly laden with snow, it’s time to reflect on some of our standout stories of 2017. Here’s what you clicked, liked, and shared the most this past year:

 

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The Valley's Best Beaches and Lakeside Spots

What better way to spend a summer day in the Valley than at one of these lakes?


PHOTO COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

 

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45 Reasons to Love the Hudson Valley

In honor of Hudson Valley Magazine‘s 45th anniversary.


PHOTO BY ROBERT RODRIGUEZ JR.

 

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These Are the Wealthiest Places in Each Hudson Valley County

The results might not be what you expected.

 

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This Newburgh BBQ Joint Was Voted "Best BBQ" at Food Network's NYC Wine and Food Festival

It's no wonder they've catered big gigs like the 'Suicide Squad' Premiere and the New York Air Show.

 

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16 Great Day Trips

Come out of winter-hibernation mode, hop in the car, and take a staycation to one of our favorite destinations.

 

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15 Hudson Valley High Schools Ranked Top in Nation​

38 local schools were also ranked best in New York State.


FOTOLIA|ZINKEVYCH

 

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The Valley's Top 10 Brunches

From Brie-stuffed French toast with a side of jazz melodies to a Dutch Baby baked fresh in a historic building, we offer you 10 of the most exciting ways to wake up your weekend eats.


PHOTO BY EVA DEITCH PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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Meet the Couple From The Iconic Woodstock Album Cover

Nearly half a century after Woodstock, the album cover photo retains its symbolism for its photographer and the couple themselves.


PHOTO BY BURK UZZLE

 

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These Are the 5 Best Cider Donut Destinations in the Hudson Valley

Where’s the most lust-worthy local cider donut selection? You cast your vote, now here are the results.


PHOTO BY SARA STRAUSS

 

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The 12 Best Places to Live in the Hudson Valley

From villages with storybook main streets and outstanding schools to cities with thriving dining and cultural scenes, the Hudson Valley has a perfect hometown for every lifestyle.


PHOTO BY VISIT NYACK INC.

What topics we should cover in 2018? Contact us at edit@hvmag.com, or tell us in the comments below! 

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