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The Hudson Valley Road Trip Route
While New York may be a bustling city, it is also a gate to the quiet Hudson Valley with its fruit gardens, vines, fine dining and mansions that have enabled some of the greats in U.S. aviation including Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Roosevelt to flee. While New York may be a bustling city, it is also a gate to the quiet Hudson Valley with its fruit gardens, vines, fine dining and mansions that have enabled some of the greats in U.S. aviation including Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Roosevelt to flee.
The Rockefeller property at Sleepy Hollow, known not only for its architectural style and garden, but also for its multi-generational sculpture collections of Picasso, Henry Moore and Alexander Calder. In the Rockefeller region, the heritage is continued by the Union Church of Pocantico Hills near by, decorated with paintings by Chagall and Matisse.
You' re staying the night: Begin your day with a trip through Washington Irving's home Sunnyside, a great way to see America's first great literature hit. Coming from Bedford, it is an hours northwestbound trip to the city of Beacon. Make sure you take a trip to Dia:Beacon. Overnight: Go northbound, jump over the major streets and continue towards Poughkeepsie on the picturesque provincial avenues.
In Poughkeepsie, an old railway viaduct has been turned into a beloved pedestrian viaduct, the Walkway, which stretches across the Hudson - more than a nautical metre in width at this point - and offers a stunning view from an altitude of 212ft. Twenty three leagues up from Beacon is Hyde Park, home to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Presidential Library & Museum, Vanderbilt Mansion and the Culinary Institute of America, with three open to the general population.
You' re staying the night: Mount Merino Manor B&B is a beautiful 1870 to 100 hectares of forest, about 45 min N of Vanderbilt Mansion. Mt Merino Manor does not adjust to the higher realms of luxurious, but is a friendly and inviting place. It is a brief northbound journey to the city of Hudson, a place that once served as a showcase for regeneration.
This small city became an important centre for ship building and wall-industry. Hudson's aorta, Warren Street, features a plethora of renovated Greek and federal city houses as well as a large number of antiques stores and art galleries. 2,000 square meters of the city's largest atrium are on display. Hudson river School of Paintering began in Hudson, and the houses of its two ancestors, Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, are almost directly opposite the water.
You' re staying the night: Staying a second overnight at Mount Merino Manor. Cruise across the Hudson on the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and southbound. You' re staying the night: Begin your day with a trip through the United States Military Academy at West Point. You' re staying the night: