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Hudson Valley


Less than an hour’s drive from Manhattan, the Hudson Valley is known for quaint riverside villages, palatial historic homes, farm-fresh cuisine, and hauntingly beautiful landscapes that have inspired generations of artists, writers and statesmen.



Washington Irving set many of his stories to paper here, including the classic, Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Visit Sunnyside, his charming 19th-century cottage in Tarrytown. Many other historic homes offer tours: the Vanderbilt Mansion and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home in Hyde Park; Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate; and a Gothic revival treasure, Lyndhurst, to name a few. 

At Olana, Frederick Church’s estate, walk amid landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School paintings that defined America in the 19th century. Explore contemporary art museums like Dia:Beacon, where the collection includes works by Andy Warhol, or the open-air Storm King Art Center, with an ever-changing sky as backdrop for 120 monumental sculptures. Check out regional art and crafts at Sugar Loaf Village.

Galleries and shops line the main streets of towns like Cold Spring, Tarrytown, Rhinebeck, Nyack, and Hudson, known for some of the nation’s best antique hunting. In Central Valley, Woodbury Common boasts the world’s largest collection of designer outlets. Spend an evening watching old fashioned madcap air shows at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, home of one of the world’s largest collections of historic bi-planes.

You’ll definitely eat well in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy local wines and foods at celebrated country inns and the world-famous Culinary Institute of America. Or go to the source and visit any one of the region’s abundant farmers markets, artisanal cheese makers, and award-winning wineries.


HUDSON VALLEY MUST-SEES


Outdoors

Bear Mountain State Park & Appalachian Trail | Bear Mountain
Mohonk Preserve (requires day-use passes) & Shawangunk Mountains (rock climbing) |

Gardiner & New Paltz
Walkway Over the Hudson | Poughkeepsie-Highland

Art+Culture
Dia:Beacon | Beacon
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art | Peekskill
Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts | Annandale-on-Hudson
Storm King Art Center | Mountainville

History
Franklin D Roosevelt Home National Historic Site | Hyde Park
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate | Sleepy Hollow
Lyndhurst | Tarrytown
Olana State Historic Site | Hudson
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome | Rhinebeck
Sunnyside, Washington Irving home | Tarrytown
US Military Academy at West Point | West Point
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site | Hyde Park

Families
Playland Amusement Park | Rye

Food+Drink
Brotherhood Winery | Washingtonville
Culinary Institute of America | Hyde Park

Green NY
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture | Pocantico Hills (near Tarrytown)

Shopping
Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village | Sugar Loaf
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets | Central Valley
• Towns and cities of Beacon, Chatham, Cold Spring, Hudson, Millbrook, Nyack, Red Hook, Rhinebeck & Tarrytown