Escape The Heat and Cool Off This Summer at These Local Hotspots
HEAT WAVE ALERT! This is the best time of the year if you ask me. We have longed-for these beautiful, sunny days and warm summer nights. Summer is so exciting and gives us a lot to look forward to especially local, outdoor activities. Lately, we’ve been cranking the AC since it’s been hot and humid in the Hudson Valley. I’ve been wondering where I can visit to cool off during the summer besides my friends pools, what about you?!
Back in the day, I was way more creative than I am now. I remember running through sprinklers, spraying each other with hoses and water guns, rockin’ those mini fans around your neck and dipping into the pool for night swims. I miss water balloon fights and slip and slides, we must recreate these moments because they cool ( in general and temperature wise).
There’s tons of ways to cool off this summer and have fun too. For example, even an ice cream trip to even washing your own car to take the edge off.
Be sure to grab those sunnies, throw on sunscreen and get ready to explore local lakes, waterparks, swimming holes and majestic waterfalls.
Thankfully, there’s tons of local places to visit on hot days to escape to heat and experience hidden gems of the Hudson Valley. I’ve got the list for you, check it out!
City of Beacon Recreation Department Pool
Ulster County Pool
Town of Rosendale Swimming Pool
Spratt Park Pool
Natural swimming holes
Peekamoose Blue Hole
Stony Kill Falls
Minnewaska State Park
Cornwall on the Hudson
Rocking Horse Ranch
The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark
Greenwood Lake Beach
James Olly Community Park/Walden beach
Taconic state park
Harriman state park
Croton Point Park
Croton Point Park
Kingston Point Beach
Saugerties Village Beach
Ulster Landing County Park
My favorite way to take the edge off and escape the heat of summer is everything listed above along with pedal boating and tubing. Keep in mind that renting boats and kayaks are also great ways to keep cool! Drop a comment below; let me know how you beat the heat or if you have visited this hidden gems before!