Lonely Planet describes the Hudson Valley as “a real city break, with leafy drives, wineries and plenty of farm-to-table foodie options.” National Geographic Traveler named the Hudson Valley one of the top 20 must-see destinations in the world. You will experience the Hudson Valley in all four beautiful seasons. And yet, you’ll be minutes from an Amtrak or Metro North Train.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Great Estates offer art, history and architectural splendor. Visit Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock for classical, jazz and contemporary performances; hear international singers, comedians and classical performers at The Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie. Gaze in wonder at Storm King Art Center.
The Hudson Valley is a delight for the young of every age. The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome offers WWI-era airplanes, barnstorming airshow stunts. The Dutchess County Fair is a classic and beloved weeklong event. The Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival will take your breath away. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Poughkeepsie riverfront is awesome and interactive for the younger crowd.
From multiple farmers markets, farm wineries, community supported agriculture, craft beverage makers, local distilleries, organic growers, and cheese makers, the raw materials of the Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut translate into some of the finest farm-to-table food and restaurants in America.
The drive to Sharon Hospital, the newest member of the Health Quest hospital family, is positively breathtaking. The area is renowned for magnificent horse farms, country estates, fascinating and historic country towns that offer arts and entertainment, culinary variety and outdoor activities for all ages and seasons.
CITY ACCESS, RURAL LIVING
City and country are close together in the Hudson Valley. Hike and bike in every direction, on the miles and miles of rail trails, on the Walkway Over the Hudson, or enjoy some of the finest climbing in the Shawangunk Mountains, known to climbers as “The Gunks.” Sail, swim and canoe on the Hudson River.
Poughkeepsie is the star of a video from Think Dutchess Alliance for Business. The video, filmed in and around Poughkeepsie, is designed to highlight the young talent that both lives and works in the city and playing a central role in the city’s revitalization.