Water spilling through a stone dam at Croton Gorge Park.

Hidden Gems in the Hudson River Valley

Next time you find yourself in New York City with a day or two to spare, head north to the Hudson River Valley. You can hop the train, rent a car, or even ride your bike. Whatever your mode of transportation, seek out the back roads, and there is a good chance you will discover something new—a farm stand, a winery, a trail, a memorable meal, or a romantic inn to spend the night.

A Day at the Races

There’s no shortage of quirky competitions in America and author Laura Martone points you towards some of the wackiest boat, animal, and wheeled races around featuring everything from toads to toilets.