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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!

Orange County Fair, Middletown

The 174th Orange County Fair - Carnival rides and games, vendors, demos, exhibits and live concerts. Demolition Derby and other special events at the adjacent Orange County Fair Speedway. July 17-27, 2014. Mon-Fri 4PM-11PM, Sat-Sun 1PM-Midnight.

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15th Annual Blueberry Festival, Austerlitz

Featuring early 19th C. craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music, entertainment for all ages, and many different vendors and a variety of delicious foods. July 27

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5th Annual International Festival of the Voice, Phoenicia

A five-day festival celebrating the human voice as an instrument of healing, peace and artistic expression by presenting world class performances in the Catskill Mountains. Visit the website for details on artists, venues and performance times. July 30-August 3

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Putnam County Wine and Food Festival, Patterson

Showcasing New York’s and the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, beer garden food, arts and crafts, flea market, local artists and fresh produce. August 2 & 3

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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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