Outdoor Attractions


Outdoor Attractions in Hudson Valley brought to you by New York by Rail. Your Amtrak Travel Guide for destinations in NY, VT & Canada.


Bear Mountain State Park

In the mountains overlooking the Hudson River, Bear Mountain State Park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a…

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Bear Mountain State Park

Catamount Aerial Adventure Park

Aerial forest adventure with 12 courses. Bridges, ladders, obstacles and zip lines for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy.

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Catamount Aerial Adventure Park

Croton Point Park

The 508-acre Croton Point Park is open year-round. Visit the Nature Center with local flora and fauna exhibits. Enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, bird watching, and…

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Croton Point Park

Ferncliff Forest

Open year-round for walking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, skiing--and now--climbing the fire tower!

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Ferncliff Forest

Hudson River Skywalk

Experience panoramic views from hundreds of feet in the air. Look towards the mountains to see if you can identify the features of Rip Van…

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Hudson River Skywalk

Hudson Valley Rail Trail

Hike, bike, snowshoe and more across this four-mile trail that connects to Walkill Valley Rail Trail and River-to-Ridge-Trail with the Dutchess County Rail Trail via…

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Hudson Valley Rail Trail

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, accessible from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, is the northernmost lighthouse on the River. Tour guides tell the story of the keepers who operated…

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Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

Hull-O Farms

Visit Hull-O Farms for a family farm vacation with all-natural, farm-fresh meats and produce. Experience a part of farming history, as you learn how to…

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Hull-O Farms

Innisfree Gardens

Japanese architecture and influences are present throughout this 150-acres garden. In fact, this garden is so uniquely beautiful that it is recognized as one of…

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Innisfree Gardens

Kaaterskill Falls

Experience nature in it's most awe inspiring state as you hear the calming cascade of a pristine waterfall and hike a beautiful trail.

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Kaaterskill Falls

Mountain Top Arboretum

Mountain Top Arboretum is dedicated to preserving and bettering nature with its curation of native and exotic trees.

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Mountain Top Arboretum

SplashDown Beach Water Park

At SplashDown Beach Water Park, the new Arctic Mammoth is one of the biggest raft rides in the northeast, standing nearly six stories tall and…

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SplashDown Beach Water Park

Town Tinker Tube Rentals

No lazy river ride! Float through Esopus Creek’s Class II whitewater with expert guides.

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Town Tinker Tube Rentals

Walkway Over The Hudson

Walk, bike, or skate the Walkway Over the Hudson, the world's longest elevated pedestrian bridge. The 1.28-mile span connecting Poughkeepsie to Highland is also 212…

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Walkway Over The Hudson

Windham Mountain Bike Park

Head to Windham Mountain Bike Park for mountain biking lessons and epic trail riding. The bike park offers terrain to meet every level of rider.

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Windham Mountain Bike Park
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