Hudson Valley

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  • 1. Bard College

    Educational Institution

    A winding tree-lined road leads to this small college of liberal arts and sciences. The beautiful 540-acre campus encompasses two Hudson River...Read More

  • 2. Dia:Beacon


    Works by some of the biggest names in modern art from the 1960s to today fill this former Nabisco printing plant on the bank of the Hudson River...Read More

  • 3. Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site


    The birthplace and home of the country's 32nd president, Springwood is just as it was when the Roosevelts lived here. It contains family...Read More

  • 4. Kykuit


    On a hill surrounded by gardens, stone terraces, and fountains sits the stunning classical-revival mansion that was home to four generations...Read More

  • 5. Manitoga–The Russel Wright Design Center

    Building/Architectural Site

    Nature and art blend seamlessly throughout the home, studio, and 75-acre grounds of mid-20th-century industrial designer Russel Wright. Boulders...Read More

  • 6. Minnewaska State Park Preserve

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The park encompasses 21,000 acres in the Shawangunk Mountains. Much of the terrain is wooded and rocky, but you also come across trickling streams...Read More

  • 7. Olana State Historic Site


    In the 1870s, Hudson River School artist Frederic Church built this 37-room Moorish-style castle atop a hill with panoramic valley and river...Read More

  • 8. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome


    All the vintage aircraft at this museum still fly; indeed, many are used during air shows, held on weekends from mid-June to mid-October (weather...Read More

  • 9. Poets' Walk


    Spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains are your reward for trekking through the fields and wooded trails (2¼ miles...Read More

  • 10. Staatsburg State Historic Site


    The well-known architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White was responsible for the beaux arts style of this grand 65-room mansion fronted with...Read More

  • 11. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

    Educational Institution

    Founded by David Rockefeller in honor of his late wife, Peggy, Stone Barns is a groundbreaking nonprofit educational center that aims to promote...Read More

  • 12. Stonecrop Gardens


    Sixty-three acres showcase the landscape design of Francis Cabot, founder of the Garden Conservancy. Display gardens span 12 of the acres, in...Read More

  • 13. Storm King Art Center


    More than 100 sculptures by major international artists—including David Smith, Alexander Calder, and Isamu Noguchi—are spread out on 500 acres...Read More

  • 14. Union Church of Pocantico Hills

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The nondenominational stone church built in 1922 on land donated by John D. Rockefeller is loosely based on early English Gothic buildings but...Read More

  • 15. United States Military Academy at West Point

    Military Site

    Occupying the western shore of one of the most scenic bends in the Hudson River, the academy consists of some 16,000 acres of training grounds...Read More

  • 16. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site


    The imposing 1898 McKim, Mead, and White mansion, built for Cornelius Vanderbilt's grandson Fredrick, makes a striking contrast with its Roosevelt...Read More

  • 17. A. J. Snyder Estate


    The estate includes the Widow Jane Mine, cement kilns, and parts of the D&H Canal. A museum concentrates on the local cement industry and...Read More

  • 18. A. Scott Warthin Geological Museum


    At the A. Scott Warthin Geological Museum on the ground floor of Ely Hall at Vassar, you can see fossil, mineral, and rock specimens. ...Read More

  • 19. Adair Vineyards


    Tastings are offered in this small winery's centuries-old Dutch barn. For $5, visitors can taste five to seven different local Hudson Valley wines. ...Read More

  • 20. American Museum of Firefighting


    The museum, a country mile from the Warren Street hub, contains 43 examples of hand-pulled engines and hose carts, including a Newsham engine...Read More

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