We could be looking at the start of a long hot summer in the Hudson Valley. This week could be the first official heat wave of 2016. So how can you plan to stay cool while the temperatures rise? Take a look at one of these places where you can stay cool when it gets hot.

Head to the mountains for some summer fun. Minnewaska State Park offers shady hiking and beautiful lakes with waterfalls. Hunter Mountain offers a zipline adventure which is sure to thrill you and cool you off all at the same time.

The Hudson River also offers activities that can help you beat the summer heat. You can take a cruise aboard The Rip Van Winkle which offers sight seeing tours up and down the shoreline both day and night. You can also check in at Saugerties Marina and rent a boat to take your own guide tour.

So whether you want to head to the mountains or to the river to cool off this summer you will be able to find it right here in your own back yard.

Check out the Hunter Mountain Zipline

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