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The Hudson Valley extends 150 miles above the tip of Manhattan.

National Geographic Traveler has proclaimed the region as ONE OF THE TOP 20 DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD for 2013.  Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. Among many attributes, it’s the oldest wine producing area in the country, and the magnificent scenery inspired artists whose works became the Hudson River School of Painters. Start planning your visit today!

 

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Film Columbia Festival

Now in its 15th year, the FilmColumbia Festival will screen more films than ever before – many of them prizewinners from prestigious international film festivals – including narrative and documentary features, animated and live-action short films, and several by Hudson Valley filmmakers. October 22-26

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“Murder at Cherry Hill” Tours, Historic Cherry Hill, Albany

On May 7, 1827, a notorious murder occurred at Cherry Hill that resulted in two sensational trials and Albany’s last public hanging. Come relive that night! Meet the historical players, walk in the footsteps of a murderer, and revel in harrowing titillation during this annual event! Registration and pre-payment required; (518) 434-4791 becky@historiccherryhill.org. October 24 & 25

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Haunted Capitol Tours

Join the "ghost hunting" Capitol Tour Guides as they take you through the "hot spots" of the Capitol. Brave visitors will make their way to the exact spot where Samuel Abbott, the Capitol's night watchman died in the Capitol fire of 1911. Then they will explore the legend of the "Secret Demon" near the Great Western Staircase. Find out which two US Presidents visited the Capitol after they died and learn about the state Assembly Chamber's secret, hidden murals, and the tormented artist who created them. Weekdays through October 31.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow

"Are you ready to be scared out of your mind? Explore a haunted trail into a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman?" Horseman’s Hollow returns for a fifth year of highly entertaining haunted mayhem, now expanded by popular demand to 13 evenings. Weekends through to Nov. 1st.

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How to get to the Hudson Valley

Plane, train, bus—with or without a car there are plenty of ways to get here!

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Explore the Hudson Valley

Founded 25 years ago, Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc. is the 10-county region designated by I LOVE NEW YORK to promote tourism for the area. Counties include Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester. The Hudson Valley extends 150 miles above the tip of Manhattan north to Albany. Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer's market scene.
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Albany County

Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. Albany is the oldest continuing settlement in the nation, and has been the capital of New York State since 1797.

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Greene County

Nestled among the highest of the Catskill Mountains and the verdant Hudson River Valley, Greene County is the ultimate four-season destination for fresh air and action-packed family adventures. Located just two hours north of New York City, the area offers a variety of attractions, unique events and festivals, and endless outdoor activities throughout the year—all in an incredible natural setting.

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Ulster County

It is hard to believe that less than 90 minutes from mid-town Manhattan lies 250,000 of forever-wild acres encompassing 35 peaks and 350 miles of hiking trails. From biking to hiking, from kayaking to wind surfing, from hitting the sweet spot on one of our 12 golf courses to horseback riding and fly-fishing, Ulster County is truly a four-season recreation area.

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Orange County

Just 50 miles above the tip of Manhattan, the Hudson River cuts a crescent around Orange County, providing some of the most beautiful scenery in the Hudson Highlands. Charmingly sophisticated, experiences here range from international destinations to roadside farm stands. And everything in between!

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Rockland County

Just 30 miles north of New York City sitting on Hudson River you’ll find Rockland County—known for its quaint villages, spectacular river views, outdoor recreation.

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Rensselaer County

Stretching for more than 30 miles along the scenic Hudson River, Rensselaer County is a mix of New England independence and close-knit communities in its picturesque 665 square miles. Just minutes from the bustle of the county seat in Troy, also known as the historic “Collar City,” are thriving suburbs and unspoiled countryside, including thousands of acres of parks and scores of lake and ponds.

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Columbia County

Nestled between the majestic Hudson River and the Berkshire’s Taconic Range, Columbia County is a perfect weekend getaway, vacation destination or just a place to kick back and relax. Only two hours north of New York City, Columbia County offers unsurpassed rural beauty, a rich cultural scene and active recreational opportunities.

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Dutchess County

Dutchess County is 800 square miles of natural scenic beauty, historic and cultural landmarks, and outdoor recreation. Stroll the Walkway Over the Hudson. Tour and taste along the Dutchess Wine Trail. Explore the homes of FDR and Vanderbilt. Taste new creations at The Culinary Institute of America. Fill the pantry at farm markets. Cruise the Hudson River.

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Putnam County

Just a short drive north of New York City sitting on the eastern bank of the Hudson River you’ll find Putnam County. There are endless things to do whether you’re looking for family fun, holding a conference, taking a group tour, having a company team-building experience or just want a short getaway. Putnam County, from its eastern borders teeming with lakes and farmland, charming villages and protected heritage sites, to its western shoreline on the Hudson River, is a jewel among the Empire State's counties.

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Westchester County

Just 30 miles north of New York City and surrounded by the beauty of the Hudson River and Long Island Sound you'll find Westchester County—known for its unique mix of rivertowns, bustling cities, quiet villages and beautiful atmosphere. There are endless things to do for long or short getaways.

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