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When living in such a gorgeous location like the Hudson Valley, you should always take some time to enjoy the scenery and get involved with some fun activities for every season. Now that winter’s here, it’s time to go out, enjoy the snow, and get into some holiday activities!
With the holidays coming up and you’re looking for an evergreen tree, there are plenty of places all around. Here’s a list of some tree farms to help you pick the perfect one!
Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm – Red Hook
Saltsman Tree Farm – Rhinebeck
Solvang Tree Farm – Poughkeepsie
Emmerich Tree Farm – Warwick
Bell’s Christmas Trees – Accord
When you’re looking for something to do this winter to get out and enjoy all the snow, you may want to check out some of these great local hiking spots:
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve – Arden Point and Glenclyffe
Sterling Forest State Park – Townsend Trail and Long Meadow Extension Loop
Mohonk Preserve – Undercliff/Overcliff Carriage Roads
Catskills – Giant’s Ledge
Minnewaska State park Preserve – Carriage Roads
If you enjoy downhill skiing or snowboarding, or even if you want to try and start, here are some great locations you might want to try out:
Windham Mountain Resort
And if you’re looking for big name locations, here are two which are worth a bit of a trek to visit:
Killington – 176 miles from Poughkeepsie
Whiteface Mountain – 216 miles from Poughkeepsie
Also, be sure to visit Rhinebeck’s annual Sinterklaas Festival and The Gay family’s home in LaGrangeville who currently hold the Guinness World Record for most lights on a residential property! Then, when you want to stay warm, there’s a mile long lights display in Goshen on Scotchtown Road you can enjoy from the comfort of your car. After a nice long cold day, it’s always great to get cozy at home and watch a movie. Here’s a list of some of the top holiday movies of all time according to ABC news, so you don’t necessarily have to go searching for a movie for half an hour:
5. ‘Home Alone’
4. ‘A Christmas Story’
3. ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’
Williams, Angela. “Top 10 Holiday Movies of All Time.” ABC News, ABC News Network, 25 Nov. 2016, abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/top-10-holiday-movies-time/story?id=43716601.
Rhinebeck Bank Staff
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