If you’re looking to really discover the area you’re traveling in, an insider’s guide is a go-to resource. From the best local wineries, to scenic hikes, there’s so much to discover in the Hudson Valley. Whether you’re traveling to or from Jellystone Park™ in Gardiner, New York, or just want to take a day trip, we have some “must visit” spots for you! Check out our top 4 insider recommendations below and get ready to discover the Hudson Valley!

1) SCENIC ADVENTURES

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, a mere 15 minutes away from Jellystone Park™, is home to some of the best trails in the Hudson Valley! Families with younger kids will love Awosting Falls, an easy one mile hike dotted with waterfalls of all sizes. Families looking for more of a challenge will enjoy Gertrude’s Nose! A mildly strenuous 7 mile hike with incredible vista views of the Shawangunk Ridge, you won’t regret giving this one a try!

 

2) A BIT OF HISTORY

Historic Huguenot Street, the home and Presidential Library of FDR, and the Schuyler Mansion are just a few of the historical gems of the region. Take advantage of the opportunity for a little educational detour during your next family vacation. These are the perfect day trips when staying at Jellystone Park™ in Gardiner!

 

3) GREAT FAIRS & FESTIVALS

The warm weather months in the Hudson Valley are packed with tons of events to go to! Whether you’d like to spend some time at a festival centered around tacos, cupcakes, Shakespeare, food & wine, hot air balloons, or jazz music, the Hudson Valley has a festival you and the whole family will enjoy!

 

4) TASTES FROM THE VINE

Give your palettes a test with an afternoon spent at the area’s finest wineries! Visit America’s oldest vineyard at Benmarl Winery, enjoy beautiful views at Robibero Family Vineyards, or enjoy award-winning wine at Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery. Want more options? There are plenty more wineries and vineyards in the area to choose from. Check them out here!

Learn about all our recommended nearby attractions here. Time to start planning your vacation today to Jellystone Park™ for a trip of a lifetime!