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Cold Spring NY Day Trip: Charming Village On Scenic Hudson Valley Train Ride

WHY GO: A Cold Spring NY day trip is as close as it gets to time travel into 19th Century America. The entire center of the village was placed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its more than 200 well-preserved structures. Most were built before the Civil War when the town housed […] Read more

Beacon NY; A Former Mill Town Built for Romance

** Post updated 06-18- 2018 WHY GO: Beacon NY grew up a mill town. Hunched at the foot of mountains and wedged between waterfalls and the navigable Hudson River, factories harnessing raging water eroded beauty from the landscape. Industrial waste turned the Hudson into “a sewer,” according to Beacon’s most famous resident, the late Pete […] Read more

Rhinecliff and Rhinebeck NY: Best of River and Country

WHY GO: Yes, the Hudson River’s Millionaire’s Row or “Great Estates” region is indeed beautiful to behold. Perhaps that’s why our moneyed ancestors (some of ours, anyway) chose to position their homes on the banks of this majestic waterway. But the tony village of Rhinebeck itself is two miles from the waterfront, still in 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

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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