The Hudson Highlands The Hudson Highlands encompass Orange and Putnam Counties along the most dramatic-looking stretch of the river. Windham or Hunter make equidistant launching points for the day. The stretch from Route 55 north to Chatham is beautiful in the fall and takes about an hour to drive. Fall is an incredible season in Hudson Valley and the Catskills. Or that there is a museum in Somers dedicated to early American circuses.
Another gripe: there was no publication date, so how am I supposed to kno This was a decent guide to the area's attractions and restaurants, etc. After the hike, drive to High Falls for a casual dinner at The Eggs Nest. On Foot Catskills Hike One of the most difficult but rewarding fall hikes is a triple-summit over the Catskill High Peaks of Thomas Cole, Black Dome, and Blackhead peaks. Total driving time will be about an hour from the Taconic State Parkway to the state line. The writing was pretty standard for this kind of thing, and the author did not seem to find many of the rare, hidden gems that the area surely has I know of a couple. .
Another gripe: there was no publication date, so how am I supposed to know when it is time to replace the thing? Or that Albany has an attractive historical district. The writing was pretty standard for this kind of thing, and the author did not seem to find many of the rare, hidden gems that the area surely has I know of a couple. Each region in this area offers its own unique draw; some are cultural centers, some are prime destinations for outdoor adventure, and many combine the two. Including advice on visiting the Hudson Valley Wineries and skiing and snowboarding on Hunter Mountain, Moon Hudson River Valley gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. Itoi have come up with a number of good places for you to check out.
To help plan your trip, here are the highlights of where to go in Hudson Valley and the Catskills. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries, from day trips from New York City to week-long road trips, designed for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, art-lovers, foodies, and moreMust-see highlights and unique experiences: Cycle along rolling hills and quiet country roads, hike to rushing waterfalls, hit the slopes in the winter, or discover the best spots to see the striking fall foliage. Lower Hudson Valley The Hudson River Valley stretches north from New York City and the New Jersey border, leading to many densely populated bedroom communities of Westchester and Rockland Counties. Hudson River Valley native Nikki Goth Itoi offers an insider's view of this scenic New York City getaway, from the apple orchards and art shows of Saratoga Springs to the mansions of Kykuit, historic home of John D. This was a decent guide to the area's attractions and restaurants, etc. The best of the bunch is Kykuit, the former Rockefeller family residence near Tarrytown. The book is a little uninspiring, but you probably will find that Moon and Ms.
For example, I had no idea that the painter Edward Hopper grew up in Nyack, and that his house is now a museum. She grew up making maple syrup in the Catskills, and later studied in the Berkshires and got married in Rhinebeck. Nikki is the perfect tour guide, providing unique trip ideas such as Outdoor Highlights and Food Lover's Hudson River Valley. Allow about three hours of driving time to reach downtown Albany. Headed to the Big Apple? The topography of the Catskills inspired the first generation of the Hudson River School of painters.
Adventure-seekers come here to hike and ski, but there are pockets of culture too, in the towns of Hudson and Catskill. Headed to the Big Apple? Exit I-84 at Port Jervis and pick up Route 97 north. Check out Moon New England. Itoi reveals the best places for fly fishing in the Catskills and what's not to be missed when visiting Bethel, home of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival. Kykuit, the sprawling hilltop estate of the Rockefeller family is a must-see in the Lower Hudson River Valley.
Rolling hills and farm fields intersperse with lakes, streams, and forests. Many visitors head here to try an off-the-grid existence. The Shawangunk Mountains of Ulster County and the riverside mansions of Dutchess County define the landscape. It has plenty of good photos, lists, and maps, and I can definitely recommend it to someone who is planning to spend some vacation time there. Grab lunch at Hunter Village or wait until Windham; then complete the loop by following Route 23 down the mountain and back to the village of Catskill. However, this was not an exceptional book.
She lives in Northern California with her husband, Paul, and their two sons. The Capital-Saratoga Region The Capital-Saratoga region marks the end of the navigable Hudson River and the gateway to the rugged Adirondack wilderness. Exploring more of the Northeast? Or that the naturalist and writer John Burroughs had a couple of old homes in the region that are open to the public. Browse the boutiques in Millbrook, or continue east through Amenia to Millerton. Take a tour of Washington Irving's romantic home, admire the historic Rockefeller Estate, go antiquing in Cold Spring Village, or stroll through Sleepy Hollow. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Hudson River Valley has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Nikki is the perfect tour guide, providing unique trip ideas such as Outdoor Highlights and Food Lover's Hudson River Valley.