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Packing Guide

Your complete packing checklist

All of Wild Hudson Valley's activities are outdoors, and it's important to come prepared.

Clothes & Toiletries

Even in the warmer months, the temperature can drop in the evening. Be sure to bring warmer clothes than you think you'll need! ​​

  • A range of comfortable outdoor clothing for hot and cool weather (layers are great!)

  • Hat and/or sunglasses

  • Long pants & close-toed shoes (think ticks and stinging nettle)

  • Sunscreen and bug spray 

  • Rain gear/umbrella 

  • Toiletries (we do not provide bath products)

  • Sturdy outdoor footwear and water shoes/sandals (the stream shores are rocky and some trails forge the creek - sport sandals are a great dual-purpose option) 

  • Slippers or flip-flops for inside your tent (we ask that you take off outdoor shoes when entering your tent)

  • Swimwear and a beach towel if you plan to visit a lake or swimming area.


At your campsite, you'll find much of your camping equipment provided. That said, below are the items we recommend you bring to get the most out of your weekend:​

  • Towels & Bedding (sleeping bags, pillows, blankets etc)*

  • Food & drinks for your entire stay (Breakfast Basket available as an add-on*)

  • Cooler & Ice*

  • Portable camp/beach chairs*

  • Flashlights and/or headlamps

  • Hiking gear: Backpack, water bottle, multi-tool, lighter, hand sanitizer, first aid kit 

For Traditional Bring-Your-Own Tent Sites:

  • Tent or other sleeping arrangement

  • Ground Cloth/Tarp

  • Mallet for staking tent

  • Sleeping Pad/Mattress/Cot

  • Bedding (sleeping bags, pillows, blankets etc)

  • Face & Bath Towels (towels are not provided in the bath house)

*Available as add-on when you book your stay 

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Additional Packing Ideas

While these things are not essential, they can cerainly make your stay more enjoyable!​​

  • Binoculars

  • Notebook and pen/pencils (nature journaling!)

  • Fishing gear

  • Additional cooking equipment (other than what we provide) that you might want for special meals. Examples include: aluminum foil, portable stove, thermos/tumbler, bottle opener/corkscrew, spices/condiments, dish towels/napkins.

  • Extra tableware for additional guests (we provide a four-person set that includes plates, mugs, bowls, and utensils)

  • Water: Our well water is perfectly potable, but it has a high mineral content (great for your skin!) that gives it a smell/taste that some don't like. If you are sensitive to sulfur water, you are encouraged to bring your own drinking water from home. 

  • Electronics... We suggest leaving them at home! To encourage our guests to unplug and be present during their stay, we do not offer Wi-Fi on site. We also highly discourage bluetooth speakers/portable radios, so that all of our guests can enjoy the sounds of nature and a peaceful, relaxed environment.

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