New Yorkers pride themselves in being the best in the nation. So when someone says "New York state is fifth in the U.S. for ____", you may think of something great; like best restaurants, most wealth, or best natural scenery.

Or, perhaps, it's something more dubious, such as; crime, taxes, or traffic?

However, this ranking is bit stranger. According to the Travel Channel, New York comes in at fifth in the nation for...Bigfoot sightings. Only Washington, California, Pennsylvania and Michigan rank ahead of the Empire State for Sasquatch activity according to these findings.

A few people (or, maybe more than a few), will find this information ridiculous. However, there are some believers. In fact, Whitehall, New York is known as the "Bigfoot Capitol of the East Coast" according to the Travel Channel. The Washington County town of over 4,000 even hosts a fall event known as the Sasquatch Calling Contest and Festival.

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25 Hudson Valley Locations Featured in Movies

The Hudson Valley, or the new Hollywood? The Hudson Valley has been featured in many movies over the years, and it's not stopping. From recent hits like A Quiet Place (2018) to modern- classic films like The Departed (2006), The Hudson Valley has been a low-key hot spot for locations. Due to tax incentives, beautiful locations, and the growth of independent filmmaking, the Hudson Valley will continue to thrive as a valuable destination for filmmakers.

So, we compiled a list of 25 Hudson Valley locations featured in film. This list includes blockbuster hits and independent films too. We hope you enjoy reading through, and learn more about The Hudson Valley and film!