Northern Hudson Valley Travel Guide

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Emily McCormick

Northern Hudson Valley Travel Guide

Explore the uniqueness that is the Hudson Valley. A perfect balance of beauty, excitement and serenity.

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The Great Outdoors

Options if you are a hiker, or just love being outside!

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Olana State Historic Site
Emily McCormick:A breathtaking church located at the top of s hill after you cross the Rip Van Winkle bridge. Stunning views and a beautiful site.
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High Falls Conservation Area
Emily McCormick:Columbia County's highest waterfall! Trails are short, but worth it.
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Artists Rock
Emily McCormick:An awesome hike in the Catskill Mountains. This area is prime for hiking with numerous trails and great views!
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Hunter Mountain Resort
Emily McCormick:Great for skiing or snowboarding. Also has hiking trails and ziplining!
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A collection of beloved restaurants and eateries in the area

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Wm. Farmer and Sons
Emily McCormick:A cozy place to have a farm to table meal, and it has delicious cocktails. This restaurant is also a small boutique hotel! In a perfect location - walking distance from the Hudson train.
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feast & floret
Emily McCormick:Feast and Floret is a very special Italian restaurant located in the heart of Hudson. The food is incredible, and the ambiance is even more so. The restaurant is decorated with dried flowers and herbs from The Quiet Botanist- a botanical apothecary in Hudson, NY.
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Governor's Tavern
Emily McCormick:Look no further than Governors Tavern for a no frills restaurant. Delicious burgers, wings and drinks!
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New York Restaurant
Emily McCormick:Located in the quaint town of Catskill, the options at New York Restaurant vary from Polish cuisine to dishes like grilled octopus. I have never been disappointed here!
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Lil' Deb's Oasis
Emily McCormick:"Tropical Comfort Food" - Lil Deb's Oasis is award winning and incredible. Be sure to make a reservation in advance!
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Grazin' Spirits - Tasting Room & Restaurant
Emily McCormick:Farm to table diner, need I say more!
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Circle W Market
Emily McCormick:A general store with truly the most amazing sandwiches I have ever had. You need to get the Reuben! This is a great spot if you go hiking in the area.

Breweries / Distilleries / Bars

Some of my favorite places to have a drink in the Hudson Valley

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Rose Hill
Emily McCormick:A beautiful, active fruit farm AND also a cidery. The scenery is beautiful. Go apple picking, or stay for a few drinks. There's also corn hole, a bonus!
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Cooper's Daughter Spirits
Emily McCormick:An outdoor distillery that is open all year. Provided with heaters, bon fire pits, food trucks and homemade whisky!
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Subversive Malting + Brewing
Emily McCormick:A great brewery close by! They have a small menu, but their pizza is delicious!
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Emily McCormick:BackBar is a Hudson favorite. A fun bar that offers Malaysian cuisine!
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Whitecliff Vineyard at Hudson, NY
Emily McCormick:A very adorable vineyard right by the river. Try the bourbon aged wine if they still have it!

Wonderguide map

  1. Olana State Historic Site
  2. High Falls Conservation Area
  3. Artists Rock
  4. Hunter Mountain Resort
  5. Wm. Farmer and Sons
  6. feast & floret
  7. Governor's Tavern
  8. New York Restaurant
  9. Lil' Deb's Oasis
  10. Grazin' Spirits - Tasting Room & Restaurant
  11. Circle W Market
  12. Rose Hill
  13. Cooper's Daughter Spirits
  14. Subversive Malting + Brewing
  15. BackBar
  16. Whitecliff Vineyard at Hudson, NY

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