Viewing: Hudson Valley

High Falls and New Paltz NY: Of Canals, Colleges, and Famous Casinos in Ulster County NY

WHY GO: Ulster County NY, which encompasses many towns including High Falls, New Paltz, Hurley, Kingston, Woodstock, Phoenicia and more, extends from the Hudson River to the foothills of the Catskill Mountains and is roughly the size of Rhode Island. How can you access all this rustic splendor, French history, architectural and engineering innovations, fantastic […] Read more

Hudson River Valley, NY: Visit Country’s Oldest Winery and Buy Discounted Designer Goods

WHY GO: The Hudson River Valley is an impressively rich agricultural region, known for individually owned small farms that supply high profile restaurants in New York City and the Northeast with outstanding meats and produce. But it’s also home to the country’s first Military Academy, WestPoint, a phenomenal outdoor sculpture park, Storm King, and the […] Read more

Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown NY: Washington Irving Slept Here

WHY GO: A misty darkness spreads over Sleepy Hollow as the Headless Horseman gallops through an open field and up to a stone wall. Looking menacing in his black cape, the Hessian soldier whose head, it was rumored, had been blown off by an enemy cannonball, leans forward on his steed and silently takes a […] Read more

Catskill NY: River Gateway to the Mountains

WHY GO: Though a part of the Great Northern Catskills, Catskill NY belongs, also, to the Hudson River Valley. Right on the Hudson River, this is where our forebears, including the eminent American painter, Thomas Cole, came to revel in the beauty of the Catskill Mountains. You can tour Cole’s home and studio, wander an […] Read more

West Point NY: A Patriotic Getaway

WHY GO: Whose official motto remains “Duty, Honor, County”?  Hint: It’s the same institution that upholds its unofficial motto “Sink Navy” – our country’s preeminent military academy, West Point. And yes, you can tour this Revolutionary War stronghold and actually stay, in relative luxury, on base. This Getaway includes an often ignored, but incredible Hudson […] Read more

Hyde Park, NY: FDR And Top Chefs

WHY GO: A visit to Hyde Park NY on the Hudson River would not be complete without a tour and meal at the CIA – in this case, the Culinary Institute of America – our nation’s premier culinary educational institution, spending at least half a day at the new $35 million FDR Museum and Library at […] Read more

Blissful Hudson River Vistas And Five Star Dining in Croton-On-Hudson, NY

WHY GO: Stand on the banks of Croton Point Park and you are inside a sublime landscape painting; the looming forested bluffs of the Palisades, the graduated fingers of land extending into the Hudson River, the sun’s reflection on steely waters coalesce into a strikingly familiar tableau.  It is, after all, where the artists of […] Read more

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