As a lifetime resident of the Hudson Valley and an experienced world traveler...
I believe this is one of the most exciting times and places on earth.
Whether it's the staggering beauty of the Hudson River, the Highlands and the Catskill Mountains...
The charming villages lined with treasure-trove shops, riverfront views, and restaurants...
Or the wineries, gilded estates, festivals, and farmers markets that dot the countryside...
There's no denying it.
Minnewaska State Park
New York's Hudson Valley
Offers You the Good Life... In Spades.
That's why I created this website. To help you find the most gorgeous and adventurous spots in the Hudson Valley, so you can take advantage this fantastic region.
Read the articles. Check out the pictures. Watch the videos on Explore-Hudson-Valley.com. Get inspired. And use it as a guide to living your life to the fullest, as I use it to live mine.
To the good life,
Chief Exploring Officer
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Enjoy World Class Attractions
With so much, so close to New York City, you have a pleasant but difficult task just choosing what to do. Here's 4 day trips and weekend getaways you can enjoy this Spring, 2014.
Explore the Great Outdoors
The Hudson Valley is known for it's awesome natural beauty. Take the time to get to know it. The world smiles on those who smile upon it :)
"... to be in the middle of the storm and to be a million miles away, the Hudson Valley offers the promise of both..."
-Peter Applebome, The New York Times
The Hudson River Valley
New York's Hudson River Valley is divided into 10 counties stretching from the suburbs of NYC to the Albany.
The Lower HV: Bordering NYC on the east side of the Hudson lies Westchester County, with it's wealth of history and high taxes. West of the river lies Rockland County, home to Bear Mountain State Park; and further north, east of the Hudson, you have Putnam County.
The Mid HV: comprises of Dutchess County, in all it's pastoral farm-scape glory; Orange County, home to the West Point Military Academy; and Ulster County, home to the 'Gunks - a world mecca for rock climbers.
The Upper HV: includes Greene County, land of Rip Van Winkle and Catskills ski resorts; Columbia County, with the super cool city of Hudson, NY, and the Olana estate.
The Hudson River Valley heritage area, truly in spirit, extends to the Capital Region of Albany County and Rensselaer County and the city of Troy.
The northern limit of the Hudson Valley region is Saratoga Springs, America's first tourist destination, with its hot springs, casino, and raceway. Yet, the Hudson flows for many more miles to its source in the Adirondack mountains.
Hudson River Towns
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