Get out and explore the Hudson Valley!

It's me, the resident kayaker of the station. I love to kayak. Most importantly, I love to find new places to kayak. So if you're looking for a new spot consider checking out one of my favorites. Make sure to always wear a life vest when kayaking and always check your gear. If you're new or a beginner, consider a few lessons. Happy kayaking!

5 Kayaking Spots to Try Out This Weekend in the Hudson Valley

Get out and explore the Hudson Valley this weekend

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.