Hudson Valley

Travel to the Beautiful Hudson Valley by Rail with Amtrak

The Hudson Valley conjures up images of inspirational landscapes and stately historic sites. While those are great reasons to visit, the region offers so much more— a buzz-worthy food, wine and spirits scene, world-class art and architecture, and outdoor recreation from golf to zip-lining. Plus, every imaginable way to enjoy the Hudson River-kayak on it, swim in it, or hover over it in a hot air balloon!

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Hudson Valley Articles

Walkway Over the Hudson – A Great Day Trip

As a former resident of the Hudson Valley and current resident of New York City, the longing for days of bucolic serenity are encountered more often than not. With Labor Day approaching, I began to research a day-trip getaway to escape the encroaching tourist chaos before coming across an obvious choice.

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Breweries and Things to Do in the Catskills

Editor's Note: New York by Rail updated this 2017 blog experience to include current information. Traveling has always been something that I've wanted to do. As a student I was lucky to have traveled abroad, studying English literature and psychology, on top of interning with two independent publishing companies in London, England. Amidst catching the tube to different pubs, museums, and [...] Continue reading  

Bannerman Castle: Exploring Pollepel Island

Editor's Note:  New York by Rail updated this Aug. 2020 blog experience to include current information. There are many sights from an Amtrak window seat. Whether passing by the Palisades or West Point, the eye-catching views constantly remind passengers how amazing train travel can be. For example, riding Amtrak, between Croton-Harmon (CRT) and Poughkeepsie (POU), the train passes the famous Bannerman Castle, [...] Continue reading  

A Visit to Groovy New Paltz

Picture a groovy small town with mountainous landscapes and a caring community. Right in New York’s Hudson Valley, about a 20-minute drive from the Poughkeepsie Train Station, is the picturesque town of New Paltz. Home to the State University of New York at New Paltz and a gateway to the Shawangunk Mountains, the town is an attraction in and of [...] Continue reading