Let's face it, this summer has been pretty brutal.  Temps have been in the high 80's and 90's, humidity hasn't dropped in a while, and the rain lately hasn't been helping.

It's been hot, muggy, sticky...and that sounds like the perfect combination for an excuse to treat yo'self to something to help cool you down.

Let's take a look at some local offerings that are sure to bring a little cool into your life this summer.

Eight Cool Treats to Beat the Hudson Valley Heat

Drink Up With These 5 Unique Flights in the Hudson Valley

We've all heard of a beer flight, but did you know there are five other different flights you can get in the Hudson Valley?

Festive Summertime Desserts Featuring Hudson Valley Fruit

Simple ways to use Hudson Valley grown fruits for summertime desserts (and maybe cocktails).