Welcome to the Hudson Valley

Activities you may enjoy during your escape to the area


The Hudson Valley is filled with activities for everyone.  Whether you are looking for adventure, a bit of culture, an excellent meal, or a celebratory drink, it’s all within a short distance.

The scenic Hudson Valley is a destination for travelers – with the crown jewel, the Shawangunk Mountains, watching quietly providing a gorgeous backdrop for all to enjoy.

Hiking / Climbing
Minnewaska State Park and  Mohonk Preserve boast adventure for all ages, offering hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and biking, along with lakes, ponds and creeks.
If your love is climbing, bouldering, or scrambling, miles and miles of rock face await you. Need gear? EMS Gunks Climb Shop or Rock and Snow can hook you up.

Need a bike for the parks or the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (22 miles of flat riding)? Lightsey’s Cycles is within walking distance of Skydive the Ranch.

Water Adventures
The Wallkill RiverRondout Creek or Tillson Lake are open to canoes, kayaks and fishing.

Wine / Beer / Spirits Tasting and Tours
Celebrate your skydive with tours and tastings at Hudson Whiskey NYYard Owl Brewery, Gardiner Brewing Company, Bad Seed Cider, Kettleborough Cider House, Angry Orchard, Treasury Cider, Whitecliff Winery, Robibbero Winery or the Hudson Valley Wine Market.

If you want a little food to go with that drink, then try out Nu-Cavu, Gardiner Liquid Mercantile, Cafe MioLombardi’s Italian RestaurantMountain BrauhausJulians Provisions, or Pasquale’s Pizzeria.

Local Farms (Seasonal Activities)
Love local farms? There are several with farm markets, ice-cream, breweries, and “pick-your-own” in season.
Enjoy a taste of NY at Wright’s FarmTantillo’s, Hurds Family Farm, Dressel’s or Fishkill Farms.

Places to stay include Minnewaska LodgeInn at KettleboroInn at the RidgeMountain Meadows and many AirBnBs.

Contact Us

    Skydive the Ranch

    55 Sand Hill Rd
    Gardiner, NY 12525