Fishkill is located in New York and is just south of Poughkeepsie off of the Hudson River. Fishkill, New York is mainly known for its unusual name, which comes from the Dutch vis kil, meaning “fish creek. Although not densely populated, many think of this part of New York as one of the most beautiful areas in the state.
You are definitely going to want to check out Clarence Fahnestock State Park and its many trails, it’s a must see and a great opportunity for everyone in your group to get outside and see some nature. Touring the Van Wyck Homestead is also a great option for a history lesson or you could sample some of the local distilled spirits at Denning's Point Distillery. One of more popular activities for the whole family is spending a day riding the water-slides at Splashdown Beach Waterpark, which is affectionately referred to as America's Biggest Little Waterpark.
Fishkill is a pretty tiny town, less than 3,000 residents, so everywhere in town is a good place to stay. We like being close to Beacon Mountain, which is the highest point in the Hudson Highlands.
To really get the most of out your trip you are going to want to visit during the summer, when the weather will be more accommodating for all of the activities you're going to want to do while visiting Fishkill, including going to the waterpark.
There are some mouthwatering spots for foodies to sample in Fishkill. The Tomato Grill is known as a laid back cafe and a good place to grab a pastry and a coffee. It is not unusual to see the place packed in the mornings. If you love Italian, then you’re going to want also to check out Il Barilotto Enoteca, which is a local favorite in Fishkill.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Fishkill. The warmest months in Fishkill are June and May, when temperatures reach 97 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -3 ˚F. The wettest month in Fishkill is August with 3.47 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 1.12 inches of rain.
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