The Number Seventy-Two (The No March) 1972 Marble Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, Storm King Art Center, New York.

Itinerary: Hudson River Valley Contemporary Art

The arts scene is alive and well in the Hudson River Valley. Artists-in-residence can arrange long-term retreats, while the public gets to experience the results of their creativity. Several premier museums, galleries, and outdoor sculpture parks can anchor a multiday tour of the region. This tour starts in the Capital District and makes its way to the Lower Hudson Valley.

A curvy mountain road flanked by trees in autumn colors.

Tips for Driving Hudson River Valley

Traveling by car affords the opportunity to meander along scenic back roads, across one-lane bridges, and down bumpy dirt roads, but it also means dealing with traffic congestion, toll roads and bridges, and other considerations–like wildlife! Be prepared with these handy driving tips for the Hudson River Valley.

In summer, the local garlic harvest begins in Saugerties.

Hudson River Valley Food and Wine

Many Hudson River Valley chefs were among the pioneers of the locavore trend. A love of fresh food prepared with a creative flair is a prerequisite for enjoying all that the Hudson River Valley has to offer. And it has plenty to offer in fresh produce, wineries, skilled chefs, and the restaurants that bring it all together.

Bridge over the Hudson River with autumn foliage.

Discover Hudson River Valley and the Catskills

Nostalgic for the simplicity of rural life, today’s travelers and weekend warriors crave the small-town experience with a modern flair. They find it in the Hudson River Valley & the Catskills, and in the self-reinvented towns of Beacon, Catskill, Hudson, and Kingston.

Moon Hudson Valley & the Catskills

Hudson River Valley native Nikki Goth Itoi offers an insider’s view of this scenic New York City getaway, from touring the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt mansions to fly-fishing in the Catskills. Itoi also guides travelers to the popular wineries located along Dutchess Wine Trail, as well as the summertime fun offered by Greenwood Lake and winter […]

Water spilling through a stone dam at Croton Gorge Park.

Hidden Gems in the Hudson River Valley

Next time you find yourself in New York City with a day or two to spare, head north to the Hudson River Valley. You can hop the train, rent a car, or even ride your bike. Whatever your mode of transportation, seek out the back roads, and there is a good chance you will discover something new—a farm stand, a winery, a trail, a memorable meal, or a romantic inn to spend the night.