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 take a walk over it!
Walkway Over the Hudson | Photo Courtesy of Andrew Frey
Take in the scenery of the Hudson River as you stroll along the longest pedestrian bridge in the world at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.
Visit Hyde Park to tour the Franklin D Roosevelt Home National Historic Site, Library, and Museum to learn about a remarkable 12-year presidency and the United States at the time of the Great Depression and World War II. Don’t miss Val-Kill Cottage, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site.
Just ten minutes away, tour the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, a 50-room mansion from the Gilded Age, with an Italian garden and views of the Hudson.
Cap off your day with world-class dining at the Culinary Institute of America.
Mohonk Preserve has more than 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, and ponds. | Photo Courtesy of ILNY
Stay or play at Mohonk Mountain House, a stately 265-room Victorian castle with an award-winning spa, year-round recreation, and stunning vistas.
Walk around the sprawling grounds of Storm King Art Center, an open-air museum with much of the artwork designed for the specific landscapes you’ll encounter.
Olana State Historic Site | Photo Courtesy of ILNY
Hike to the top of Bear Mountain for more spectacular views and a great workout.
End your trip exploring one of this region’s charming small towns, like Beacon to view modern artwork in a former factory at Dia:Beacon. In Hudson, visit the historic home and estate of Hudson River School artist, Frederic Church at Olana State Historic Site. Nearby Rhinebeck and Red Hook, watch World War I flying shows at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.