Hudson Valley Instagrammers | Hudson Valley Compass

It’s been a really long time since I shared some of my Instagram favorites with you guys—and not because my Insta addiction has waned at all. No. I’m still a screen-scrolling zombie come bedtime. My eyelids may droop, but my thumb keeps scrolling and double tapping until I just. can’t. even.

Is this the most productive use of my time? Uh, no. Most definitely not. But sometimes I try to trick my brain into thinking it’s OK by saying, “Hey brain. I’m actually conducting really important research here by checking out some local accounts to find some cool things to do. For the girls.” Because my brain is highly susceptible to mom guilt.

In case any of you local readers are interested in a really pretty time suck—I mean, highly productive research project for the good of your children—I put together a list of some of my favorite Hudson Valley Instagrammers. These guys regularly post gorgeous shots of things to do and see and eat and buy in our pretty stinking beautiful NYC suburbs.

Hudson Valley Instagrammers | Hudson Valley Compass

Hudson Valley Compass: a gorgeous guide to the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Instagrammers | MaMeMimaNY

MaMeMimaNY: Peruvian mom/architect/designer/blogger living in Westchester

Hudson Valley Instagrammers |  Hudson River Exchange

Hudson River Exchange: a collective a local artists and makers

Hudson Valley Instagrammers | Nixie Sparrow

Nixie Sparrow: DIY workshops / private events / decor

Hudson Valley Instagrammers | Rogue Social

Rogue Social: this traveling social media consulting + creation, run by @AdriLeya, features lots of Hudson Valley beauty

Hudson Valley Instagrammers | Escape Bklyn

Escape Brooklyn: daytrips, weekends and worthy destinations from NYC

Hudson Valley Instagrammers | The PfotoShop

The Pfotoshop: soon-to-be-open shop run by a local photographer

Hudson Valley Instagrammers  | Grassfed Mom

GrassfedMom: adventures in healthy eating and locally grown food.

Hudson Valley Instagrammers | Good  Homes HV

Good Homes HV: beautiful photos of interesting things around the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Instagrammers |  Hudson Valley Ruins

Hudson Valley Ruins: exactly what it sounds like

Other great Hudson Valley and upstate NY accounts include: And NorthVisit VortexBeacon Flea, Wee Westchester, and Hipsturbia Mom.

If I missed any of your favorites, please, please, please do me a solid and drop them in the comments!

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.