Seasonal Adventures in the Hudson Valley

Blue Mountain Reservation

Blue Mountain Reservation is a 1,538-acre park in the northwest section of Westchester County.  It features miles of trails for mountain biking, strolling and nature study, and offers challenging hikes to the tops of two large peaks, Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain.

Hudson Creamery

Have a sweet tooth?  Stop by The Husdon Creamery, open April to October.  They are a new ice cream shop with a nostalgic atmosphere,offering ice cream from the Hudson Valley, local coffee, baked treats, birthday and paint parties.

Pedal Peekskill

Looking for a fun way to explore the city of Peekskill?  Check out Pedal Peekskill.  They provide an affordable, fun and a healthy means of transportation throughout the area. There are world class restaurants, historic museums & theaters, and more.

New York Boat Company

The Evening Star is a former United States Coast Guard buoy tender.  After being decommissioned, it was converted to a 36-passenger tour boat and operated in the Erie Canal for more than 10 years before coming to Peekskill in 2011.  On board, they serve local craft beers, wine, and cocktails.

Spins Hudson

Spins Hudson is the largest entertainment venue on the Hudson. This is  40, 000 square feet of intense adventure including aerial ropes course, axe throwing, two story laser tag arena, and more!  A unique destination overlooking the scenic Charles Point Marina offering exceptional dining, event space, and satellite brewery.  

 

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Peekskill Riverfront Green Park

This waterfront park is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year. With a large playground, nature trails, and beautiful artwork, the park makes a perfect outing for anyone. The park is free and open year-round, sunrise to sunset.

Peekskill Landing Park

This site has changed with the city, going from a bustling wharf in the 18th and 19th centuries to the home of industry for much of the 20th. Thanks to Scenic Hudson’s protection of the property, it now has undergone a final transformation into a vibrant park featuring a shoreline boardwalk, a pedestrian footbridge leading to adjacent Riverfront Green Park, docks for kayaks and small watercraft, a gazebo and trellis, and trails for jogging, biking, walking and other outdoor activities. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles soaring over Peekskill Bay. 

Peekskill Farmers Market

Held on Saturdays from 8 am – 2 pm, from June through the end of November. The outdoor market takes place on Bank Street, which helps local businesses with increased foot traffic, while providing patrons with fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and other local favorites.

Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art

Although tours and visits are done by appointment only, there is an interactive digital exhibition, called "How We Live"

Depew Park

Located in the middle of Peekskill, this wonderful open space boasts a track, basketball courts and a playground. Enjoy the picnic pavilion overlooking Lake Mitchell, and enjoy hiking trails that lead over to blue mountain.

Charles Point Park

Providing amazing views of the Peekskill Bay, Bear Mountain, as well as, the Bear Mountain Bridge, this expansive pier is a favorite of many. The park offers stunning views, lots of park benches and picnic tables, art installations, a walking and bike path, a children’s playground. It’s a fantastic spot for a picnic.

Peekskill Museum

Located in the Herrick House, this quaint museum is open on Saturdays. Exhibits interestingly display nostalgic Peekskill and take you back in time.

Lincoln Depot Museum

Open seasonally, the Lincoln Depot Museum is housed in a train station. This was the site of a ‘whistle stop’ speech by Abraham Lincoln on his way to his inauguration in 1861.