This Winter Get Out and Get Festive!

The winter doldrums can get you down, but some of the fun events in the Hudson Valley can get your spirits lifted! From exploring new skills like Winter Ice Climbing or trying out Olympic Luging, or warming your spirit with … Continue reading

Bard College Spotlight, an Amazing Art and Music Venue

The Hudson Valley is home to some excellent colleges, such as The Culinary Institute of America, Marist College and many more. What makes Bard College unique is the art and music offerings open to the general public, and if visiting … Continue reading

Raise a Toast to the Hudson Valley

Unknown to most, the Hudson Valley is one of America’s oldest wine making and grape-growing regions.  To give you an idea of how historic wine making is in the Valley, it hosts Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, NY, which is America’s oldest winery. The Valley … Continue reading

Hudson River Lighthouses

Originally the Hudson River had 14 lighthouses and numerous post lamps along the length of the river. In 1825 commercial river traffic increased after the Erie Canal opened, and the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment felt that more lighthouses being built would … Continue reading

Hudson Valley Mansions Decorated for the 2015 Christmas Season

Get in the holiday spirit by touring some of the Hudson Valley’s many grand, historic mansions, now beautifully decorated for the holidays, as they might have been when their original owners were in residence. The Staatsburgh State Historic Site is one excellent example. The … Continue reading