If you're venturing through Hudson Valley, be prepared for a whole lot of nature and lots of little towns. Although it shares the same state as the famously fast New York City, once you start traveling upstate, you'll feel thousands of miles from the Big Apple.
Hudson Valley was home of the famed author Washington Irving, whose visits as a teenager to Sleepy Hollow and the Catskill mountain region inspired the classic American novels "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Experience that same out-of-time feeling with the scenic hiking trails, covered bridges, and historic sites like the Rockefeller estate, Irving's riverside home, and the Philipsburg and Van Cortlandt Manor.
For those looking for adventure, look no further than extreme activities like Alpine Endeavors and New York Zipline Canopy Tours. There’s also plenty of opportunities during the summer for river rafting, mountain climbing, and horseback riding. For family fun in Hudson Valley, check out The Great Escape for roller coasters and water slides....MORE
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