There's been a call-to-action for exploration in the Hudson Valley. It's become a hot spot that attracts travelers from surrounding states and beyond. And you know what we think? There's no day like today to take the adventure-train to Gardiner, NY. We've outlined a few ways for you to follow the trails and make the most of your adventures this summer.
Shawangunk Wine Trail.
The Shawangunk Wine Trail claims an eighty-mile long stretch of fifteen esteemed wineries between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Hudson River Region, two of which, belong to Gardiner, New York.
Whitecliff Vineyard. Located on Mckinstry Lane with a view of the Shawangunk Mountainside, Whitecliff Vineyard boasts a selection of 25 red, white and rose varieties and blends, many of which, have claimed awards. Established in 1979, Whitecliff Vineyard sits atop several acres of land home to over 20 varieties of grapes. Stop in for wine and cheese pairings and breathtaking views!
Robibero Winery. Featuring activities that highlight their outdoor fire pit, summer festivals and extensive tasting room, Robibero Winery carries 15 grape varietals found only in the tasting room and featured at several local restaurants and retailers in the area. This year, they encourage you to clink your glass in celebration throughout the summer. Commemorate this Independence Day with "Red, White & Blues" featuring the best of their red and white wines alongside live blues music all weekend long (July 1-4)! And this year marks the sixth year of their "Sangria Festival" with food trucks, LIVE music, and most importantly, sangria all day (July 8+9).
Mohonk Preserve. When you visit Mohonk Preserve, you get a taste of the breathtaking beauty that can be found just around the bend, and there's a little something for everyone. Offerings from the preserve include hiking and biking trails, horseback trails, climbing, and a swimming beach/cliff jump (Split Rock). Activities are offered throughout the year and include weekend hikes, mid-week hikes, and seasonal runs. And if you feel like your ready to challenge yourself this summer, you can train on the trails for the "Pfalz Point Trail Challenge;" a 10-mile benefit run in September that raises money for Mohonk Preserve.
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail welcomes hikers, joggers, dog-walkers and bicyclists throughout the year. The trail spans 22 miles of unique bridges, interesting views and stops all along the way, including Gardiner's own Yard Owl Craft Brewery, local orchards, rivers, lakes and streams. The path also connects local villages and towns, including Wallkill, Gardiner, New Paltz, and Kingston. Maintained and protected by the Wallkill Valley Land Trust and The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association, visitors are guaranteed clean and safe travels.
We hope you've found some ideas to start off your Hudson Valley Bucket List this summer. If you'd like to know more about where to visit in Gardiner NY, find more of our suggestions here.
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