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Hudson Valley
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I was travelling to New York City by train and I did not realise how much of the railway line runs alongside the Hudson River.

Travelling by train means you get some superb views and someone else does the driving.

The river is never very far from the railway line and as you get closer to New York City the river gets wider but the views are amazing. Having experienced the valley from train I would like to explore the area more.
Written 16 October 2023
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Lea S
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We feel fortunate to live within driving distance of the Hudson River Valley. The towns and inns that have kept their historic appearance, the historic museum estates, the scenic countryside of rolling hills, meadows, farms, mountains, and of course, the mighty Hudson, attract us to visit again and again. The Old 1776 House restaurant, the Blaze pumpkin festival, the Beekman Arms Tavern: there is so much to see and do.
Written 20 October 2021
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leslietx
San Antonio, Texas16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Do NOT miss the Pumkin- carved display/walk through in Hudson Valley area every year! Google before October for tickets and plan to spend at least an hour there. Take a camera, you will be amazed, impressed, and delighted. It was the highlight of our trip and everyone agreed. Great for all ages too!
Written 5 March 2020
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY15,368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Business
I traveled to the Hudson Valley for a business trip in May. During the trip, I visited Beacon twice. A very trendy town with plenty going on (see my Beacon trips). We hung out the first night at Hudson Taco on the river in downtown Newburgh. Then spent two days on a retreat to Angry Orchard in Walden. Definitely a wonderful experience in the country. I also visited a winery. Plenty to take in within this region. It is an oasis to us downstate residents.
Written 3 July 2019
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amf660
Briarcliff Manor, NY191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
There is so much to do and see in the historic Hudson Valley that you would need plenty of time. Start with a drive
to visit some of the rivertown communities and their fabulous restaurants (some are directly on the river front). You might consider visiting some of the revival sites such as Van Cortlandt Manor and Sunnyside or Lyndhurst.
Kykuit is also a must see. Boscobel would also be of interest. Have fun and enjoy the gorgeous scenery!
Written 8 May 2019
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JerryF18
Philadelphia, PA77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Relaxing place to visit Numerous attractions for different interests. On this trip we spent time in Tarrytown then drove up to Rheinbeck for antique shopping
Written 23 August 2018
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John D
Fishkill, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
West Point to Albany , some of the best views , drives, wineries , and spots for foodies.. Summer brings farm to table goodies. Fall is a short time but very enjoyable here.......
Written 23 August 2018
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wperruna
Hurley, NY540 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
The Hudson Valley is full of great towns! Lots of quaint towns along the riverfront. The Hudson Valley is full of farms so definitely check them out! Many farms has small stores: pick your own apples, strawberries and more, activities for the kids, some have petting zoos and a few have homemade ice cream and apple cider donuts. The hudson valley is full of great hiking opportunities as well as a plethora of great restaurants. The hudson valley has also seen a boom in local breweries, distilleries and wineries. If you like history the hudson valley is full of it with many historic homes to tour, museums to visit and sites to see. The hudson valley is home to walkway on the hudson as well as many rail trails for biking. You can also find local skating rinks, mini golf, bowling, kayak rentals and more! You can stay in small B & Bs, air B & Bs or Hotels. The safe beautiful waterfront towns like Kingston (the first capital of NY and full of boat tours that offer lighthouse views in warm weather), Cold Spring and Beacon are a must! The small town of Hurley is also great for history buffs (as it was a temporary capital during the burning of Kingston), Hurley does a wonderful small town memorial day parade, has Stone House Day in July where you get to tour many of the privately owned historic dutch stone homes in the area and a very friendly historical society museum.
Written 21 May 2018
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Italinan
DC48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
If you're not the in-a-hurry modern human but rather relish Slow Travel, this is a pretty nice ride overall. The car reserved for those going the whole distance is very comfortable, with wide seats and more legroom. Plus of course it's a train, so you can walk around and not feel confined as you do on a plane or bus or car. Wi-fi can be spotty in the Adirondacks, so bring an old-fashioned book (or make sure they're downloaded on your tablet, not in the cloud) or enjoy the scenic views of Champlain and then the Hudson. But it's the USA, not Europe, and our apparent reluctance to invest in modernizing our infrastructure and supporting 21st c. rail travel really shows. Tracks are old, single-tracking is common, and speeds are leisurely for safety's sake. Amtrak also suffers from inconsistent service/personnel training. I'd advise bringing at least some food and drink you like, so you're not stuck with whatever's left in the cafe car (they're often out of the item you want). We always prefer taking the train, even with its downsides, to post 9/11 airline travel, particularly in steerage (economy).
Written 6 January 2018
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David_J_Spellman
Albany, NY185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
The Hudson Valley is beautiful in all 4 seasons. You can travel on the Thruway (West shore) and exit now and then to see what you wish...or you can use Route 9 and go up much of the East shore and turn into where you wish to explore.
Written 3 January 2018
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