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Hudson Valley Holiday Gift Guide for Weekend Warriors

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If you’re holiday shopping for someone who lives for adventure — whether it’s spending all day hiking the Catskills, climbing the Gunks, or just enjoying any opportunity to get out and explore — a new pair of slippers just isn’t going to cut it.

From winter necessities to summer day trip guides, these outdoor essentials will prepare your favorite weekend warrior for their next adventure.

Hiking Trails Book
 

AMC
AMC

AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley – $18.95

Kenco, Kingston. Atkenco.com

 
Our region is filled with exciting hiking trails for all skill levels, each offering its own unique landscape, vista, wildlife, and challenges.

This trail guide provides information about 60 of the best trails from the Hudson Highlands to Albany.


 
Anti-Slip Shoe Grips
 

Kahtoola via rockandsnow.com
Kahtoola via rockandsnow.com

Kahtoola Microspikes – $69.95

Rock & Snow, New Paltz. Rockandsnow.com

 
Microspikes are practically a necessity for the outdoor enthusiast who won’t let a little ice get in the way of a good winter hike. Place these stainless steel spikes over your hiking boot treads for better traction during slippery conditions.


 
New York State Park Pass
 

Minnewaska State Park
Jackie Corley for Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley

Empire Passport – $65

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Nysparks.com

 
Outdoor enthusiasts will love having easier access to the forests, lakefronts, trails, and other natural splendor available to explore throughout New York’s state parks. The Empire Passport provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to a variety of parks and recreational facilities.


 
Rock Climbing Practice Holds
 

Metolius via Rock & Snow
Metolius via Rock & Snow

Metolius Rock Rings 3D – $29.95

Rock & Snow, New Paltz. Rockandsnow.com

 
Rock climbers will appreciate these innovative training devices that help build upper-body strength and stamina. Their portable design allows the rings to be used at home or on the go.


 
3-Season Sleeping Bag
 

World Famous Sports via atkenco.com
World Famous Sports via atkenco.com

World Famous Sports 15 Degree Sleeping Bag – $89.95

Kenco, Kingston. Atkenco.com

 
Enjoy camping practically year-round in this comfy sleeping bag with attached hood and microfiber lining. Synthetic insulation keeps you warm in as low as 15 degrees F.


 
Waterproof Headlamp
 

Black Diamond via Rock & Snow
Black Diamond via Rock & Snow

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp – $39.95

Rock & Snow, New Paltz. Rockandsnow.com

 
This popular, easy to adjust headlamp is ideal for everything from navigating around an evening campsite to late-night rappels after a long day. It even works in the rain, thanks to the lamp’s waterproof packaging.


 
Hang Gliding Lesson
 

World Hang Gliding Championships
Getty Images

Gift Certificate – $220

Mountain Wings Flight School, Ellenville. Mtnwings.com

 
Give the gift of flight with an introductory hang gliding lesson. There’s no guarantee your favorite thrill-seeker will be soaring off mountaintops right away, but they still have the exciting opportunity to catch some air and glide from a training hill.


 
Duffel Bag
 

Owen & Fred via Woodstock General Supply
Owen & Fred via Woodstock General Supply

Owen & Fred Duffel Bag – $115

Woodstock General Supply, Woodstock. woodstockgeneralsupply.com

 
This durable duffel is an easy, grab-and-go tote that’s perfect for a quick getaway. It’s an ideal size for gym gear, fits in an overhead compartment, and is water-repellent for those last-minute car camping trips.

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