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Summer Fun Day #30: Take a Hike



Something new and fun to do every day this summer in the Hudson Valley

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Hiking in the Hudson Valley

The scenic Hudson Valley is a prime location for outdoor recreational adventures. Our region’s parks offer countless trails for hiking, biking or even leisurely walks. This month, pack a lunch, gather the kids and get ready to explore your own backyard. If you are ready to venture through the Hudson Valley and beyond this summer, check out this road map for the Best National Park Day Trips, here.

 

At the end of your day out, don’t forget to do a tick check! Check the head and hairline, behind the ears, underarms, groin, knees and elbows. For more tips visit http://hvparent.com/ticked-off

Find More: Top Hudson Valley Hiking Spots

Black Creek Preserve

Black Creek Preserve is one of the many prime spots in the Hudson Valley with stone wall reminants from long ago farmland, forest covered trails and spectacular views. Entering the 130-acre nature preserve via a 120-foot suspension footbridge over the Black Creek may seem intimidating, but the journey is well worth the initial push over a fairly steep hill. Marked trails through the woods take visitors more than two miles right to the Hudson River. Bring a picnic so you can rest and watch boats and tugs glide by. You can either return the way you came or take an alternative (but similar length) route.  Top Hudson Valley Picnic Spots



Located in Esopus, NY- this family- friendly destination is a prime spot for a family hike, picnic, bird watching and other wildlife adventures. Despite the new uphill climbs, children will love the bridges, Hudson shoreline and wildlife. 

Other nearby parks to explore include:

The Saugerties Lighthouse

Minnewaska State Park

Poets' Walk

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park



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