One-day Trips to Multi-day Excursions – See the Best We Have to Offer.
Special interests are concentrated in these delightful itineraries that will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. We focus on the highlights for each of these trips, but feel free to stop along the way when something catches your eye.
A multi-day trip will allow you to hit many of these highlights. There are great places to dine, lodge and shop all along the way. These itineraries either start south and head north or bring you from north to south, crisscrossing the Hudson River along the way, but you can start any place. Check with the sites for days/hours of operation, some change seasonally.
- Hit the highlights. If you haven’t seen these places in the Valley, you haven’t seen the Valley. There are literally thousands of destinations and events to cover throughout the year in our region, but these are the “must sees” that we’re known for.
Savor the delicious farm-to-table fare of this major food growing and food producing region. Plan on a minimum of 4 days to truly taste your way around the Hudson Valley.
On the Trail of the Hudson River School -- After you've seen the paintings, come see the sites that inspired the artists
America’s first great art movement was born in the Hudson River Valley in the early years of the 19th century. The founder of the Hudson River School of Art, Thomas Cole, made his home at Cedar Grove, in the town of Catskill; you can visit his house, with its original painting and period furnishings, as well as his studio. www.thomascole.org; (518) 943-7465
In addition to visiting the numerous Hudson River School painting exhibits scattered throughout the Hudson Valley, explore the many art museums representing the New York School and other modern works of art.
Begin with a visit to Lyndhurst, an 1838 Gothic Revival mansion, designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and once owned by railroad baron Jay Gould. Enjoy dramatic l river views and magnificent gardens, an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design. www.lyndhurst.org; (914) 631-4481
Begin your tour “on” the Hudson with a scenic narrated cruise with Dutch Apple Cruises in Albany. It’s an ideal way to see the sights. (518) 537-4240; www.dutchapplecruises.com
Back on shore, enjoy spectacular river views as you ride, jog or walk along the various sections of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail. (518) 458-2161; www.cdtcmpo.org/mhbkmap.htm
The Redcoats are coming! A cry heard up and down the Hudson Valley as Patriots fought the British in battles throughout the region during the Revolutionary War.
A four-day tour of breathtaking Hudson Valley gardens
Your tour begins at Lyndhurst, a grand historic Gothic Revival estate, and an outstanding example of 19th-century landscape design. The Rose Garden includes 100 varieties of roses designed in a circular pattern, while the Fern Garden is bordered by a rock garden.
A delightful 4 day trip hitting the highlights of the Hudson Valley
The tour begins with a visit to Lyndhurst, an 1838 Gothic Revival mansion owned after 1880 by financier Jay Gould. Enjoy seasonal river views and magnificent gardens, an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design.