Spring Has Sprung! Time to Get Out, Eat, Drink and Enjoy the Fresh Air!

PicnicWhile Covid restrictions are lifting, we recommend that visitors to the Hudson Valley stay as safe as possible. Our member inns and B&Bs hold guest’s safety as their priority concerns, so your breakfasts are covered! But what about other meals!

With the onset of beautiful spring weather, now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the outdoors for lunch and for dinner (with the sun setting later in the day). It is now the ideal time to pack a picnic, enjoy some views of the Hudson River or some secluded spots in the State Park Reserves or cozy nocks in Historic Venues and relax and get refreshed.

We have added a list of our member inns in the Hudson Valley and included some information on places to take out some refreshing adult beverages. Some serve food, and many do takeout as well. We are also sharing our favorite picnic spots around the Hudson Valley, a sampling of ideas to explore when you visit.

We would recommend asking your innkeepers for current suggestions on delis and food takeout options, as restaurants and other eateries are constantly opening, in the process of reopening, and sadly some closing but also being replaced by new establishments.

Planning for a picnic should never be a lot of work. To make your picnic experience the best, do a Google maps view of the picnic area in advance. Most areas have websites and will give information about bathrooms and the amount of picnic and grill areas available to the public. Keep in mind on a beautiful day, if the area has tables, it may be a little crowded, so best to plan ahead and bring from home a nice large blanket that can be spread out on the ground for your dining pleasure.

Packing a few extra rolls of paper towels is never a bad idea and bring some extra garbage bags. Some state parts and historic venues do not have trash receptacles and expect visitors to carry in and carry out.

While most parks offer some shaded areas, bringing a large umbrella or sun reflector as a backup can never hurt. There is nothing worse than having a wonderful picnic with delicious food but having the sun beat down directly overhead for a few hours can spoil your day.

Bug spray, while hopefully not much needed in the spring in the Hudson Valley, is also a good idea to bring as a backup (just in case), as is sunscreen.

We hope if you are coming to visit the Hudson Valley for the first time and returning for a visit, you will take advantage of all the Valley has to do and see (and eat and drink!). Our member inns and B&B’s welcome you and look forward to providing you with a restful stay and delicious breakfasts.

Picnic Spots:

Ashokan Reservoir
Rte 28 / Rte 28A-BWS Road, Shoken, NY 12481
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/101552.html

Bannerman’s Island
Pollepel Island, Newburgh, New York
https://bannermancastle.org/

Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 NY-9D, Garrison, NY
https://boscobel.org/

Bowdoin Park
85 Sheafe Rd., Wappingers Falls, NY
https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Parks/Bowdoin-Park.htm

Clermont State Historic Site
1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, NY
https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/16/details.aspxhttp:/clermontstatehistoricsite.blogspot.comwww.friendsofclermont.org

Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill
3158 NY-9G, Rhinebeck, NY
http://www.winnakee.org/burger-hill/

Esopus Lighthouse Park
55 River Rd, Ulster Park, NY
https://www.scenichudson.org/explore-the-valley/scenic-hudson-parks/lighthouse-park/

Foundry Dock Park
Cold Spring, NY
https://www.scenichudson.org/explore-the-valley/scenic-hudson-parks/foundry-dock-park/

Franny Reese State Park
129 Macks Ln, Highland, NY
https://www.scenichudson.org/explore-the-valley/scenic-hudson-parks/franny-reese-state-park/

Greenport Conservation Area
319 Joslen Blvd, Hudson, NY
https://clctrust.org/public-conservation-areas/greenport/

Kingston Point Beach
Delaware Ave, Kingston, NY
https://kingston-ny.gov/content/8401/10588/10622/default.aspx

Lake Taghkanic State Park
1528 Route 82, Ancram, NY
https://parks.ny.gov/parks/laketaghkanic/details.aspx

Mills Norrie State Park
9 Old Post Road , Staatsburg, NY
https://parks.ny.gov/parks/millsnorrie/maps.aspx

Mohonk Preserve
3197 Route 44 55, Gardiner, NY
https://www.mohonkpreserve.org/

Minnewaska State Park Preserve
5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson, NY
https://parks.ny.gov/parks/minnewaska

Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond
480 Rock City Rd, Chatham, NY
https://clctrust.org/public-conservation-areas/ooms/

Orange Country Arboretum
211 NY-416, Montgomery, NY
https://www.orangecountyarboretum.org/

Peach Hill Park
32 Edgewood Dr, Poughkeepsie, NY
http://peach-hill-park.org/

Pete And Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park
2 Red Flynn Dr, Beacon, NY
http://www.explore-hudson-valley.com/beacon-ny-hudson-river-parks.html

Poet’s Walk
776 River Rd, Red Hook, NY
https://www.scenichudson.org/explore-the-valley/scenic-hudson-parks/poets-walk-park/

Quiet Cove Riverfront Park
1 Clear Water Dr, Poughkeepsie, NY
https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Parks/Quiet-Cove-Riverfront-Park.htm

Riverfront Park
River Rd, Hyde Park, NY
https://www.hydeparkny.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Riverfront-Park-5

Upper Landing Park
83 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie NY
https://wpdh.com/is-there-a-cookie-fairy-on-the-hudson-valley-rail-trail

The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
119 Vanderbilt Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY
https://www.nps.gov/vama/index.htm

Adult Beverages*:
*If bringing Adult Beverages on your picnic please check State Park Rules prior and please be safe.

Angry Orchard-(Hard Cider)
2241 Albany Post Rd, Walden NY
https://www.angryorchard.com/

Bad Seed Cidery and Taproom- (Hard Cider and Beer))
43 Baileys Gap Rd., Highland, NY, 12528
https://www.badseedhardcider.com/

Baldwin Vineyards- Pine Bush, NY-(Wine)
176 Hardenburgh Rd, Pine Bush NY
https://www.baldwinvineyards.com/

Benmarl Winery-(Wine)
156 Highland Ave, Marlboro NY
https://benmarl.com/

Blue Collar Brewery-(Beer)
40 Cottage St, Poughkeepsie NY
https://www.thebluecollarbrewery.com/

Brotherhood- America’s Oldest Winery-(Wine)
100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville, NY 10992
https://brotherhood-winery.com/

Gardiner Brewing Company-(Beer and food)
699 NY-208, Gardiner NY
https://www.gardinerbrewingcompany.com/

Hudson Ale Works-(Beer, Wine and Food)
17 Milton Ave, Highland, NY
http://www.hudsonaleworks.com/

Hudson Valley Brewery- Beacon, NY (Beer)
7 E Main St, Beacon NY
https://hudsonvalleybrewery.com/

Hudson Valley Distillers-(Various Adult Beverages and Food)
1727 US 9, Germantown NY
https://www.hudsonvalleydistillers.com/

Kettleborough Cider House-(Hard Cider)
277 NY-208, New Paltz NY
http://www.kettleboroughciderhouse.com/

Kings Court Brewing Company-(Beer)
40 Cannon St #1, Poughkeepsie, NY
https://www.kingscourtbrewingcompany.com/

Kingston Standard Brewing Company-(Beer and Food)
22 Jansen Ave, Kingston NY
https://www.kingstonstandard.com/

Millbrook Vineyard and Winery-(Wine and Light Snacks)
26 Wing Rd, Millbrook, NY
https://www.millbrookwine.com/

Mill House Brewing Company-(Beer and Food)
289 Mill St, Poughkeepsie NY
https://www.millhousebrewing.com/

Newburgh Brewing Company-(Beer and Food)
88 South Colden St, Newburgh NY
https://newburghbrewing.com/

New Paltz Brewing Company (Pfälzerbräu)- (Beer, pick up only*)
7174 US-209, Wawasing NY
https://www.pfalzerbrau.com/

Nostrano Vineyards- Milton, NY (Wine)
14 Gala Ln, Milton NY
https://nostranovineyards.com/

Obercreek Brewing Company- Wappingers Falls, NY (Beer)
59 Marlorville Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY
https://obercreekbrewing.com/

Plan Bee Farm Brewery- Poughkeepsie, NY (Beer)
115 Underhill Rd, Poughkeepsie NY
https://www.planbeefarmbrewery.com/

Robibero Winery-(Wine)
714 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz NY
http://robiberofamilyvineyards.com/

Sloop Brewing Company- (Beer and Food)
755 East Dr #106, East Fishkill NY
https://www.sloopbrewing.com/

Stoutridge Distillery and Winery- (Wine and other Adult Beverages)
10 Ann Kaley Ln, Marlboro NY
https://www.stoutridge.com/

Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery- Gardiner, NY (Wine and Food)
331 McKinstry Rd, Gardiner, NY
https://www.whitecliffwine.com/

Our Lodging Members:

The Baker House Bed And Breakfast
65 West Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
https://www.thebakerhouserhinebeck.com/

Barclay Heights Bed And Breakfast At Smythe House
158 Burt Street, Saugerties, NY 12477
http://www.smythehouse.com/

Bykenhulle House Bed And Breakfast
21 Bykenhulle Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
http://www.bykenhullehouse.com/

Caldwell House Bed And Breakfast
25 Orrs Mills Road, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577
http://www.caldwellhouse.com/

Changing Times Boutique Country B&B
624 Old Rte 82, Taghkanic, NY 12521
http://www.changingtimesbandb.com/

The 1850 House Inn & Tavern
435 Main Street, Rosendale, NY 12472
http://www.the1850house.com/

The Grand Dutchess
7571 Old Post Road, Red Hook, NY 12571
http://www.granddutchess.com/

Hilltop House Bed & Breakfast
43 Depot Hill Rd., Amenia, NY 12501
http://www.hilltophousebb.com/

Inn At Silver Maple Farm
1871 State Route 295, East Chatham, NY 12060
http://www.silvermaplefarm.com/

The Inn At Twaalfskill
144 Vineyard Avenue, Highland, NY 12528
http://www.innattwaalfskill.com/

Inn The Woods Bed And Breakfast
32 Howard Boulevard Extension, Hyde Park, NY 12538
http://www.innthewoods.com/

Journey Inn Bed & Breakfast
1 Sherwood Place, Hyde Park, NY 12538
http://www.journeyinn.com/

Old Drovers Inn
196 E Duncan Hill Rd, Dover Plains, NY 12522
http://www.olddroversinn.com/

Primrose Hill Bed And Breakfast
567 Ackert Hook Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
http://www.primrosehillbb.com/

Rushmore Estate Bed And Breakfast
14 Castleton Drive , Highland Mills, NY 10930
http://www.rushmoreestate.com/

Thyme In The Country
671 Fish and Game Road, Hudson, NY 12534
http://www.thymeinthecountrybandb.com/

WhistleWood Farm Bed And Breakfast
52 Pells Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572
http://www.whistlewood.com/

The Woodstock Inn On The Millstream
48 Tannery Brook Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498
http://www.woodstock-inn-ny.com/

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