Living in NYC can be daunting, stifling and at times frustrating. Some people find solace in weekends in the Hamptons, others travel further to Nantucket or Cape Cod. However, only a few hours north of the city are some charming places to rejuvenate. Whether you’re looking for a foodie’s paradise, a challenging hike or a leisure canoe trip the Hudson Valley has a little bit for everyone. I’ve consulted Carolyn Stine for the best things to see, experience and eat in the Hudson Valley. Want more of her pics? Check out her instagram at @Carobaker1