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Finest of the Hudson Valley: Client Edition

May 23, 2024

Spanning from Albany to Westchester, the Hudson Valley has many opportunities for fun. From soaking up its breathtaking scenery to experiencing its history, the region offers an escape from city life and a getaway into the countryside.

Looking for a quick weekend or day trip to the best part of New York? Pack your bags, because I am taking you to two of the best Hudson Valley hotspots.  

Millbrook Vineyards and Winery ExteriorA Day Trip to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, nestled in the hills of the Hudson Valley, offers visitors wine tastings, tours and events.  

Wine Tasting and Tour  

Start the day with a wine-tasting by indulging in six of Millbrook Winery’s finest wines and take home your own branded wineglass as a souvenir!

Hand-crafted at the winery, each bottle of wine reflects years of patience, dedication, teamwork and flavors reminiscent of the Hudson Valley. You can also tour the winery, where you will learn about wine production and see where the magic happens! 

 

Taproom and Terrace  A selection of cheeses, grapes and wine.

Guests can continue the fun by sipping on a glass of wine (or a bottle!) in Millbrook’s Taproom or Terrace. The terrace affords stunning views of the Catskill Mountains, while the Taproom is especially cozy on cold or rainy days. Compliment the wine with a cheese board consisting of local cheeses. 

 

Picnics 

The weather is warming up, and Millbrook Winery is an ideal spot to enjoy it. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and games to enjoy the serenity of the vineyard.  

 

Events 

Plan your trip to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery around one of its weekend events! Whether it be a guided sip and paint, or a collection of on-site food trucks, there is always something exciting taking place.   

 

 

An Overnight Family Trip to The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Looking for a summer getaway, all year round? The Kartrite is the perfect place for a quick overnight trip to experience summer vacation at any time and simultaneously feel like a kid again. The Kartrite, located in Monticello, New York, offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and the opportunity to indulge in a quick vacation full of games, water activity and overall fun! With all the activities offered at The Kartrite, a day trip is not enough: you will want to spend at least one night.  

Upon arrival, check into one of the many beautiful rooms the resort has to offer. Drop off your bags and get to the waterpark as soon as you can!  

Rides and Slides  

Enjoy a plethora of water rides and slides; guests can choose what type of adventure they’re looking to go on. Whether you’re looking to relax on the lazy river or go fast on a twisty waterslide, The Kartrite has countless water activities to choose from.  

 

Indoor Attractions 

After taking a pit stop at the waterpark to kick off your stay, it’s time to get ready for a night of fun at the resort. The Kartrite offers laser tag, virtual reality, a ropes course, bowling, wall climbing, an arcade and more for guests to play with family or friends. Look out for any special events happening during your stay using the Kartrite event calendar: you could watch a movie in the lobby, get crafty during a paint-and-sip, sing your heart out at karaoke or even decorate donuts. Don’t forget to get yourself a keepsake T-shirt or knickknack at the gift shop to remember your trip!  

 

Restaurants 

After a long day of family-friendly fun, indulge at one of the resort’s restaurants.

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a sweet treat, The Kartrite has whatever you’re looking for.  

 

Visiting the Hudson Valley, specifically taking a trip to Millbrook Vineyards and Winery and the Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark should be on your bucket list for 2024. For more information and to book your trips, visit https://www.millbrookwine.com/ and https://www.thekartrite.com/