Bored with your routine and need a getaway from the city?
Within a 90-minute drive from NYC or a little longer travel-time via public transportation options, the upstate and Hudson Valley region of New York is a welcoming haven for those desiring a break from city life. The region attracts visitors from all over the world year-round. Visitors experience its breathtaking scenery, award wining wineries, fine dining, creameries, outdoor drive-in movie theatres, outdoor adventures, leisure sports, historic sights, quaint villages, country fairs and music festivals.
Outdoor Adventure Getaway
Decompress and de-stress while having fun in the great outdoors! Ski resorts in the region cater to the novice weekender looking for adventure while also providing outdoor experts with amusements as well as challenges to get the blood pumping. Many ski resorts become outdoor amusement water parks during warmer months and host music, beer, wine and food festivals. During the Spring, Summer and Fall, you can enjoy the region’s plethora of hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, sailing, waterskiing, fishing, hot air ballooning and camping opportunities. In addition to skiing and snowboarding during the winter, you can experience outdoor activities off the beaten path such as snow tubing, dog sledding, ice skating, sleigh rides, horseback riding winter trekking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice climbing and snow mobiling.
Featured Ski Resorts
Ice Climbing & Rock Climbing
Year-Round Horseback Riding and Sleigh Rides
Spring, Summer and Fall Fishing
Spring, Summer and Fall Mountain Biking
Spring, Summer and Fall Hiking
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian Trail is a marked hiking trail originating in Maine and ending in Georgia. It has many scenic viewpoints and tourist destinations along the way, including areas of New York and bordering northern New Jersey in High Point State Park, Waywayanda State Park and Lake, Greenwood Lake, Bear Mountain State Park, Harriman State Park, Fahenstock State Park and Pawling Nature Reserve.
Summer and Fall Hot Air Ballooning
Summertime Boating, Sailing, Swimming
Transportation to destinations:If possible, renting a car is highly recommended. Public transportation is available, although limited in some towns. Hiring a taxi can be costly and they are often not readily available without booking in advance. Renting a car also allows you the flexibility to easily visit many towns, resorts, hiking/biking trails and parks in the region, according to your pace and schedule. The following destinations in the region are approximately 40 minutes to 2 hours from Manhattan.
Car rental options:
Public Transporation Options:
Daily service to most destinations is available from Midtown Manhattan from Grand Central Station, Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal via Amtrak, NJ Transit Bus service and Metro North Rail Road.
Prefer to have your itinerary planned for you while traveling with a group? An organized group day, weekend or week long trip maybe for you!
by Jennifer Page