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
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.
Focused on the NY State Capital, Empire State Plaza
and the many museums, performance spaces and cultural
centers, but with magnificent pine barrens and the
river itself. While visiting the area, don't miss
Troy right across the river! A magnificently preserved
19th century jewel of a city.
Forever wild and free, deep forests, shady glens
and quaint villages beckon you. Hike the hundreds
of miles of trails, downhill ski, or just sit back
and relax in a mountain side or stream side cabin.
An escape from the pressures of daily life.
Homes of the powerful and mighty line the east bank
of the majestic Hudson River. Although the rich constructed
their mansions from Yonkers north, the Great Estates
Region is where you will find the largest concentration
of estates open for visitation. From the spectacular
beaux arts sandstone mansion of the Vanderbilts to
the estate of FDR, they are open for you to see.
Ancient ridges beyond time, fragile pine forests,
spectacular sky lakes and the natural majesty of the
sparkling quartz cliffs. The "Gunks" stretch
from Rosendale in the north to Port Jervis in the
South, much of which is protected land open to the
public. Places like Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State
Park and Sam's Point Preserve welcome you to wander
and enjoy the splendor.
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. Today, the Highlands welcomes you to its spectacular
scenery, its many quaint small towns, its marevlous
restaurants and its miles of hiking trails and outdoor
Land of myth and mystery, home of legends and tales.
The quaint villages and antique houses invite you
to come and explore on the East Bank of the Hudson
River. Historic mansions and restorations abound tucked
in the charming villages that line the bank. An exceptionally
easy day trip from NYC on Metro North.
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