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culture, scenery, recreation, and the river that ties
it all together. The Hudson, "America's First River."
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We hope you will enjoy
your virtual visit to the Hudson River Valley
where you'll find the most friendly people, the
most interesting places, the most fascinating
activities, the most glorious landscape and the
highest concentration of significant historical
locations anywhere in America.
The story of America
started here along the banks of the mighty Hudson
River and grew from here, flowing through the
currents of centuries, developing the streams
of American art, industry, economics, architecture,
politics, education, domesticity, frontier development,
conservation and personal freedom. The American
Revolution coursed across our mountaintops and
waterways pivoting around the axis of the Hudson
Valley, the Industrial Revolution grew from our
tumbling streams and vales, the aesthetic revolution
of Romanticism sprang from our hilltops and gardens,
the opening battles of personal and religious
freedom were fought on our village greens and
the revolution of ecological conservation swept
down from our forests and glens.
The Hudson River Valley
has proven so pivotal in the history of America
it has been declared a National Heritage Area
by the US Congress. They have named it the "landscape
that defined America."
It's all still here
waiting for you to explore and discover!
Valley As We Organize It
There are many uniquely
identifiable regions in this beautiful valley for you
to visit and explore. Each has a character all its own
and each holds so much for you to discover and explore.
No matter what your interests
are, from shopping in quaint villages to discovering
some of the most important contemporary art in the world
to admiring the majesty of nature in the Catskills and
"Gunks", you will find it here. Take a two
hour boat cruise out of Newburgh, Kingston or West Point,
sit back and enjoy the river breeze. Hike the Catskills
and explore the many secret glens where Rip Van Winkle
slept. Wander the streets of New Paltz visiting the
17th & 18th century houses built by the Dutch settlers.
Explore the Golden Era mansions and estates of the rich
in Sleepy Hollow and Dutchess County. Visit the homes
of two Presidents, Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook &
FDR in Hyde Park. Or tour the homes of John Jay in Katonah,
Ambassador from the Continental Congress to France and
first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or Robert R.
Livingston Jr. in Clermont, one of the Committee of
Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, both
of legendary status as our Founding Fathers.
Visit West Point, Stony
Point, Fort Montgomery and other sites to trace the
fight for the continent that won us our freedom. Or
just sit back and enjoy a brite day in one of hundreds
of outdoor cafes.
District - Focused on the State Capital and the
cultural centers, but with magnificent pine barrens
and the river itself.
- Forever wild and free, deep forests, shady glens
and quaint villages beckon you.
Estates - Homes of the powerful and mighty line
the banks of the majestic Hudson River.
- Ancient ridges beyond time, fragile pine forests,
spectacular sky lakes and the natural majesty of the
sparkling quartz cliffs.
Highlands - The Appalachians march across the
Valley creating a nearly impenetrable barrier and
spectacular scenery. This is where the American Revolution
was won, the most important battles for control of
the continent fought.
Hollow - Land of myth and mystery, home of legends
and tales. The quaint villages and antique houses
invite you to come and explore on the bank of the
Each section of the Hudson
Valley is different and has a flavor of its own. Getting
there is as simple as driving the Thruway or Taconic
or hopping a bus or train. If your looking for vibrant
activity or a tranquil oasis hidden away, you will find
it in the Hudson Valley.
Take a leisurely drive thru
the Upper Valley, finding tiny antique shops and farm
stands. Hike the Catskills or "Gunks" on a
break from exploring the mansions of the rich, or take
a day or weekend and enjoy the spectacular scenery in
the Hudson Highlands in the Middle Valley. Stroll the
streets of quaint villages that line the banks of the
Hudson in the Lower Valley.
There is so much to see
and do, picking where to begin is the hardest part.
To help, we've organized everything "thematically"
on the Info Listings above. Find what you are looking
for by Valley Section there!
Valley - The hustle and bustle of NY's State
Capital is contrasted with the sublime and fertile
plains where the Dutch started their conquest of a
continent and Shakers founded their religion.
Valley - From the scenic beauty of the Hudson
Highlands in the south to the ancient forested Catskills,
the river slowly gains momentum as it heads south
through these rich fields and past the culture and
landscape that inspired the nation.
Valley - The historic and commercial heart
of the Valley, the Lower Valley teems with business,
history and quaint bedroom villages all inviting you
to come and explore.
Each of the counties in
the Hudson Valley is unique and different. And each
actively invites you to come and visit. From the tranquil
rural landscapes of Rensselaer to the historic hamlest
in Ulster to the bustle of Westchester, each of the
counties opens it arms to you to come and enjoy.
After a day of politics
and culture in Albany, experience the excitement of
auto racing in Lebanon. Spend a day visiting the homes
of Hudson River School founders Cole & Church in
Greene & Columbia or shop till you drop for antiques
in Hudson. Ulster invites you to tube the Esopus Creek
in the Catskills and pick fresh fruits right off the
trees. Dutchess has the Great Estates as well as the
CIA and Poughkeepsie. Take a fascinating tour of West
Point or shop till you can't walk another step at Woodbury
Common in Orange. Hike the Highlands in Putnam. Experience
Nyack and Piermont hugging the bank of the River in
And poke around every corner
of Westchester discovering the history and legends that
formed our nation.
- State Capital and terminus of the Erie Canal.
- Quiet and rural, but with Troy, birthplace of the
Industrial Revolution in America.
- The towering Catskills dominate covered with lush
forests and hidden glens. In the winter this is ski
- Filled with antiques in Hudson, and small villages,
Columbia is the weekend home getaway destination of
choice from NYC.
- From the old Dutch settlements like Kingston to
all the fun to be found in the Catskills, Ulster is
brimming with activity and culture.
- The river is lined with the mansions and estates
of the wealthy. Dutchess brims with culture and excitement.
- Home of West Point, Woodbury Common, Harness Racing
Hall of Fame and so much more.
- Quiet and rural in feeling as its dominated by the
Appalachians as they force their way across the Hudson,
don't be fooled. Putnam has Cold Spring, Boscobel
and some of the best places to stay and eat in the
- Bedroom community to NYC with the spectacular Palisades
lining the river's bank. Quaint villages like Nyack
brimming with shops.
- Corporate headquarters for America. Westchester
is full to the brim with magnificent estates, historic
houses and arts & culture of every kind.
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