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Hudson Valley

Winding roads along either side of the Hudson River take you by picturesque farms, Victorian cottages, apple orchards and old-money mansions built by New York’s elite. Painters of the Hudson River School romanticized these landscapes, especially the region's famous fall foliage.


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There's plenty to do in New York's scenic Hudson Valley. Here are our top picks.

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Car, train, bus, or bike: the Hudson Valley’s options for transportation are as diverse as the destination.

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Free Things to Do

From mountain adventures to world-class museums, see the best of the Hudson Valley without spending a dime.

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Explore state parks, historic towns, and artsy outposts on six scenic drives through the Hudson Valley.

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12 of the best things to do in the Hudson Valley

Sep 28, 2023 • 6 min read