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About Us Premier Tour Operator in the Hudson Valley and Catskills!

Do you want to visit New York's Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains? Our trip itineraries which can be customized for single days or multiple days feature winery/brewery/distillery tours, the Walkway Over the Hudson, hiking, biking, sailing, historic quaint towns and historic mansions and beautiful overnight accommodations. Your trip logistics such as planning, activity reservations, transportation and Guides would all be taken care of by us! All of our tours are private. So, it would be just your group. 

Active Lifestyle Tours is for people who:

  • 1 Want to explore New York's Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains
  • 2 Love sightseeing, hiking, biking, sailing, tasting local farm to table foods and/or winery, brewery, distillery tours
  • 3 Want to visit and explore local farms, quaint towns and/or old historic mansions
  • 4 Enjoy being outdoors
  • Our Itineraries: We create incredible itineraries based on our own experiences. We're experts in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Because of this, it allows you to experience places that you may not find on your own! So, check out our Trips-Tours-Hotel Page and get excited to plan your trip with us!
  • Our Mission: Active Lifestyle Tours believes in providing our guests with the greatest experience possible!  Therefore, the goal behind each trip is to make sure that everyone has an excellent time while providing a safe and fun environment.  With us, you can see some unique places, participate in some fun activities, taste delicious foods and drinks and stay at some great overnight accommodations. While we create the experiences; it is YOU, our guests that make it MEMORABLE!
  • Custom Trips: Don't see exactly the tour you want? We can book a custom day (or multiple days) for you and your group. You pick the date!  We're always excited to arrange overnight accommodations, activities to your liking, transportation and other trip details for you. Let us help you book the fun trip that everyone will always remember! Visit our Trips-Tours-Hotel Page Page for more information.
  • Why New York's Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains: The Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains offer so much! From The Walkway Over the Hudson, amazing hikes, neat local farms, quaint towns and superior breweries, distilleries and wineries- New York's Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains have it all! Our trips allow you to get the full experience.  We'll open your eyes to a different side of New York that you didn't know existed!

About the Founder:

  • Billy is an avid explorer of the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Any chance he gets he's out enjoying all of the remarkable activities and places this area has. From hiking to rock climbing, from snowboarding to snowshoeing and from wine tasting to visiting museums; there's always something to explore! His willingness to show off The Hudson Valley and Catskills to others, as well as his passion of the outdoors were his drive to start his company.  Billy's traveled to over 35 countries and almost every U.S. state. He has a true love for the travel and tour industry in which he's been a part of since 2013 as a Guide. Billy also works as a Trip Director for an international tour company in which he's managed trips for group sizes ranging from 30 to 60 people. His travels as a Trip Director have taken him from the Gold Coast of Australia to the Gold Coast of California, but above all, he loves to showcase his home state of New York where he was born and raised.

We have a great team that help us plan and conduct tours throughout the year. Here's some information on just a couple of them.


Erica: From the start of the company in 2019, Erica has been a huge part of the development and success. Erica wears many hats for Active Lifestyle Tours. She does itinerary planning, reservations, social media posts, consulting, accounting, leads tours and whatever else is needed both behind the scenes and out on a trip. Erica grew up in Marlboro, NY. She has a huge passion for travel, dogs and nature. She's also a Travel Agent! So, she is your person if you need another kind of trip planned outside of our area! Our guests who have been on trips with her love to specifically request her again when they come back!


Patrick F.: Being on the team since 2020, Pat has been leading groups almost from the start of the company. His charisma, love of the areas hikes, farms, wineries/breweries/distilleries and knowledge of them make him a huge asset to Active Lifestyle Tours. Pat was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY and is a EMT- Paramedic. Whether it's a small or large group, he's always having fun which makes it infectious for the group he's with!


Allie: With a background of being a Park Ranger at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island a couple years prior, as well as a History Degree from Virginia Tech, Allie came to us with experience and a great background. Allie loves to be outside any chance she gets and is one of the friendliest people you'll ever meet! Allie is from the Poughkeepsie, NY area and loves to meet new people while being out on tour and give some cool facts about where you're going.


Patrick L.: Being born and raised from Marlboro, NY, Pat is very familiar with all the local spots, which he loves to visit on his days off. His family has a rich history in the town of which he's fourth generation. He soaks up knowledge like a sponge, loves to play bocce, cornhole and talk sports. He's always looking forward to the tours he leads and meeting the people on them.


A man standing in front of the water.
Active Lifestyle Tours Founder

“I have lived in New York's Hudson Valley all my life. I still find so many new areas to be explored, adventures that await me and places to try. I find that many people that live here feel the exact same way and it never gets old. So, it doesn't matter if you’re from the local area, another state or even another country, come and experience a trip in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains for an unforgettable time!”

– Billy, Founder & CEO of Active Lifestyle Tours.