Plan a Getaway to the Middle Region of the Hudson Valley
Members of the Hudson Valley Lodging Association invite you to discover the counties of Dutchess and Ulster in the center of our Hudson Valley region.
Dutchess County has been the chosen escape from New York City for the landed gentry for centuries. The Vanderbilts, Astors, Roosevelts and Livingstons all had estates here overlooking the majestic Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains in the distance. Today, they are to be enjoyed by all, with mansions and grounds hosting tours, events and active pursuits throughout the year. The combination of “country “ and “culture” make for a unique offering. Discover charming villages with high-quality restaurants, galleries and mom and pop shops. Take scenic drives on back roads to farm stands and antique stores, all less than one hundred miles to New York City.
Located just 90 miles north of New York City, in the heart of the Hudson Valley, is the beautiful county of Ulster. This fertile valley on the west side of the Hudson River offers guests a bounty of experiences and adventures. Ulster County is home to adventures like the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park where you can experience some of the best mountain climbing, biking and hiking that New York has to offer. The Shawangunk Wine Trail beckons after a day of outdoor activities, followed by a delicious dinner, perhaps at the Culinary Institute of America just a hop, skip and a jump away, across the Mid Hudson Bridge. There are many fantastic dining options, with an emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine, throughout the region. A rich history stretching back to colonial times, with Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, Woodstock Village and Saugerties, have created a great opportunity for antique and art enthusiasts, and there is a rich history of theater to top it all off for a well-rounded visit to this great region.