Explore the Hudson Valley

Experience The Hudson Valley

Fodor’s Travel Says The Nicest Things…

  |   December 18, 2014  |  Comment

About the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

And we quote:

Courtesy of Fodor's Travel

Courtesy of Fodor’s Travel

“A relaxing (and affordable) alternative to New York City filled with world-class cuisine, outdoor adventures, and hipster charm.

Why Go Now: Forget New York City—the allure of the Hudson Valley and nearby Catskills Mountains are now impossible to ignore. Just a few hours north of the city, quaint towns like Hudson, Rhinebeck, and Tarrytown have officially morphed into hip enclaves, with charming boutique stores, a blooming art scene (don’t miss Storm King and DIA: Beacon), and farm-to-table restaurants that give Brooklyn a run for its money thanks to the Culinary Institute of America. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the Catskills for its skiing and hiking options while history buffs enjoy the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and United States Military Academy at West Point.

Insider Tip: The Walkway Over the Hudson is now the world’s longest pedestrian bridge, connecting the cities of Highland and Poughkeepsie while offering beautiful views of the Hudson River. You can walk, run, or cycle while taking in the view. Don’t forget to stop at the food vendors set up at either end during summer.

When to Go: Each season is gorgeous in its own way in the Hudson Valley—spring and summer offers plenty of outdoor activities in places like Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks. Skiers can’t miss the Catskill trails in winter, while fall-foliage lovers will find plenty of stunning scenery in autumn, along with numerous harvest festivals featuring local produce.”

Plan Your TripVisit Fodor’s Hudson Valley Travel Guide Amanda Sadlowski

 

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