Hudson Valley - Best Things to Do


To gather information about the best things to do in Hudson Valley, New York in order to plan a trip for June 2020.

Early Findings

Best Things to Do in Hudson Valley
  • The Thomas Cole National Historic Site - The house where the artist Thomas Cole lived is considered one of the best places to visit in Hudson Valley. The house is now a museum that exhibits this artist's paintings and hosts different exhibitions, lectures, and programs.
  • Vanderbilt Mansion - This historic site's architecture and Italian gardens are what attract visitors to his place. In order to enter the mansion, visitors have to take a guided tour.
  • Teatown Lake Reservation - This place features 1000 acres of natural reserve with "lakes, animals, rare native plants, and 15 miles of trails."
  • Fall Views Park - This park features the famous Cohoes Falls, as well as four acres of rivers and walking trails. Visitors are able to enjoy picnics and fishing.
  • Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art - Founded by Marc and Livia Straus, this center features exhibitions and programs that promote contemporary art.
  • Children’s Museum of Science and Technology - Operated by The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, this museum offers children interactive exhibits, a digital planetarium, and over 100 live animals.
  • Edward Hopper House Art Center - This house, turned into an art center, was where the painter Edward Hopper lived until 1910. The center features Hopper's memorabilia and documents and is the host of different art exhibitions, art-related movie screenings, and concerts.
  • Saugerties Lighthouse - This bed-and-breakfast was built in 1835. Tourists can also visit its lighthouse tower which is still functioning.
  • Hudson Beach Glass - This gallery beautiful glass objects in all colors, as well as art courses and demonstrations.
  • Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market - This market features over 70 growers, bakers, chefs, and artisans. Visitors can sample fresh food and buy products while listening to live music.

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