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3 Things You Must Experience in the Hudson Valley

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Hudson Valley’s Best Experiences

hudson valley attractionsWhen you think of New York, you probably think of big cities, bright lights, celebrities and terrible traffic. While all of those things are accurate of New York, there’s also a side of the Empire State that isn’t so hustle and bustle, that offers more of the natural beauty and landscapes for which New York has so much. The Hudson River Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in all the country, and experiencing some of the area’s beauty is as easy as booking a chauffeured vehicle and hitting the road.

If you’re planning a family outing or romantic getaway soon and want to make a few essential stops in the Hudson Valley, take a look at our list of “can’t miss” things in the area.

Mohonk Preserve

The Mohonk Preserve is nestled away in the gorgeous Shawangunk Mountains and offers curious visitors over 8,000 acres of ponds, streams, open fields, mountain ridges, forests and more. The wide open spaces and particular natural beauty in the area makes anyone’s trip worthwhile, as the various trails and paths are perfect for horseback riding, bike riding, hiking or leisurely strolls in the fresh air. You can also rest assured that you’re making good use of an area that has been preserved and cherished by hard working volunteers who love the Hudson River Valley and its history. If you want to stay on the preserve, consider checking into the beautiful historic Victorian <a data-cke-saved-href="mohonk-mountain-house" href="mohonk-mountain-house" "="">Mohonk Mountain House.

Olana State Historic Site

The Hudson River Valley was home to the famous Victorian Era artist, Frederic Edwin Church, and he bought this historic property and built a magnificent home for his wife Isabel and their family. The expansive home is a Persian-inspired architecture, and visitors to the property can tour the house with the majority of Church’s original furniture, art, tapestries and other pieces of décor. The property also boasts a perfect view of the Catskills and the Hudson River.

Minnewaska State Park

This Ulster County, New York preserve rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and gives visitors the chance to experience world-class rockclimbing and over 25 miles of carriageways and footpaths for biking, jogging or taking a walk. The park also features numerous waterfalls which are open for swimming, scuba diving or simply enjoying the marvelous scenery.

 

 

The Hudson Valley is one of America’s most majestic and naturally beautiful destinations; experience some of them with the help of reliable Hudson Valley car service and a curiosity for the landscapes that lie beyond the big city.

 

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Posted on Aug 21 2013

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