It's no secret, the Hudson Valley (and the surrounding Catskills and Adirondaks) is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the United States.

While the fall is the peak hiking season in the HV, there are many who still love a hiking outdoor adventure during the winter months.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation created a list of the 10 essentials you need for hiking, especially during the colder months.

Here's what you'll need:

 

10 Must Haves For Winter Hiking In The Hudson Valley