Food of the Earth: The Hudson Valley’s Bountiful Harvest


There is an unbridaled excitement that envelops our region as harvest season approaches. The signs are faint at first—the lush green all around begins to glisten a hue of golden yellow. Tourists travel from near and far to observe the ebbing of summer into fall. Nearly every weekend it seems there is a party or festival to celebrate the harvest.

Here are some of our favorite things to do in the Hudson Valley during harvest season.

Hudson Valley’s Wine Trail

Winemaking in the Hudson Valley has quietly endured for centuries, but in recent years, the industry’s popularity and notoriety has flourished. Exploring Hudson Valley’s Wine Trail has become one of the area’s most popular attractions, particularly during the harvest season. Many wineries and vineyards host annual harvest events to celebrate the season. Click on the link below to see our list of favorite wineries and vineyards.

Explore Hudson Valley’s Wine Trail >>


Fall Foliage

Leaf peeping has become an annual affair for much of our region. Not only does the Hudson Valley offer a beautiful backdrop for experiencing Mother Nature’s color display, it also offers a variety of locally sourced restaurants that fully take advantage of the harvest bounty.


Apple Picking

Spend an afternoon picking your own harvest at one of our region’s family orchards.


Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook

19 Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook, (845) 758-4215


Mead Orchards, Tivoli

15 Scism Road, Tivoli, (845) 756-5641


Cedar Heights Orchards, Rhinebeck

8 Crosby Ln, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-3231



Of course the Hudson Valley offers many unique fall activities for all interests. Share with us your favorite.

Food of the Earth: The Hudson Valley’s Bountiful Harvest