Our family is so fortunate to live in the beautiful Hudson Valley. We are close enough to enjoy all the food, culture and arts of New York City. However, we also love living close to the Hudson River and enjoying all the family fun that our community and neighboring areas offer. Summer is quickly approaching and we have made a bucket list of fun things in the Hudson Valley that we would like to do over the next couple of months. Please note, although there are some date specific events and festivals that we are interested in, I did not add them to this list, as I wanted to keep our summer plans and this list flexible.
Go strawberry picking at Fishkill Farms. We went strawberry picking for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. Freshly picked strawberries are amazing!
Take a hike and geocache. Our family has caught the geocaching bug and we plan on finding as many caches as we can! On the top of our list is to return to Fahnestock State Park and probably a trip to Bear Mountain State Park.
Visit the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site and the Vanderbilt Mansion. My daughter has her Every Kid in a Park pass that expires in August. We enjoyed visiting the home of FDR back in November and we said that once the weather got warmer we’d like to go visit the Eleanor Roosevelt House and the Vanderbilt Mansion.
Walk the Walkway Over the Hudson.
Have a picnic.
Play mini golf and have lunch at Red Rooster Drive-In.
Enjoy an outdoor concert.
And when not indulging in ice cream, we’d like to eat some doughnuts. While we like Dunkin’ Donuts, we hope to get to Gypsy Donut and Hot Dippity Donuts.
We will be having lots of fun this summer! You can follow along on Instagram and read about it here on the blog as our family hopefully completes our bucket list this summer!
Do you have any recommendations for us to add to this list?