Westchester and Putnam counties and lower Dutchess County comprise the Lower Hudson Valley east side. The Metro-North commuter train line services several of the towns along the river, including Cold Spring and Beacon.
Dutchess County Tourism (Q-17, 3 Neptune Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601. 845/463–4000 or 800/445–3131. www.dutchesstourism.com.)
Putnam County Historical Society (63 Chestnut St., Cold Spring, NY, 10516. 845/265–4010. www.putnamhistorymuseum.org.)
Putnam County Visitors Bureau (40 Gleinada Ave., Carmel, NY, 10512. 845/808–1015. www.visitputnam.org.)
Westchester County Office of Tourism (148 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY, 10601. 914/995–8500 or 800/833–9282. www.westchestertourism.com.)