Unveiling the Charm of the Hudson Valley

Are you someone who shares a passion for travel and new experiences?

Then join me and my family on our journey as we uncover all the Hudson Valley region has to offer. As residents of this region who are passionate about tourism, travel, and all things hospitality were eager to see it through these eyes and discover all the hidden gems that make this such a special place we now call home.  We invite you to come along for the ride. Together let’s hike the scenic trails, discover the world-renowned wineries and breweries and immerse ourselves in its rich history and culture.

Easy Access to NYC and Peaceful Countryside

When many people think of New York, they often imagine the busy city of Manhattan, towering skyscrapers and busy streets. However, New York State is so much more than just the city that never sleeps.  There are many upstate regions of New York; The Adirondack, and Capital-Sartatoga region, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara, Catskills, and Hudson Valley.  The Hudson Valley region of New York provides the unique opportunity to have the best of both worlds – the peaceful, scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley, combined with the exciting energy that is NYC just a short trip away. 

One of the biggest misconceptions about New York is the size of the state. While Manhattan is perhaps one of the popular internationally world-known cities, truth be told it’s just a small fraction of what New York has to offer. New York State is home to over 19 million people and spans over 54,000 square miles. The state is made up of numerous regions, each with its own distinct cultures, landscapes, and attractions.  The Hudson Valley is a prime example of this.  This region spans over 150 miles along the Hudson River and is home to numerous little towns and villages, as well as breathtaking natural scenery. This area is known for its thriving art scene, agritourism experiences, and breathtaking natural landscapes.   

One of the major advantages of living in the Hudson Valley is the proximity to NYC.  Easy access to the bustling metropolis that is New York City, and the peaceful countryside of upstate New York. With various modes of transportation traveling between the two areas has never been easier.  One of our personal favorite ways is taking the Metro North Hudson line which offers stunning views of the Hudson River. Another is by taking transportation via thruway, rent or taking a car, or better yet leaving the driving to someone else as so many companies offer services or make the easy drive up. Either way, the views of the surrounding countryside or river make the ride go by.

Ah, take in that fresh air.  Welcome to The Huson Valley Region, the epicenter of agritourism, an outdoor enthusiast playground delight and “time travelers” dream in the many historic sites. The region is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the country and residents take advantage of the numerous hiking trails, parks, and outdoor recreational activities that are available in the area. The Empire State Trail runs through the Hudson Valley with over 260 miles of trails.

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Hudson Valley is a great place to live and work.  Its unique natural beauty, cultural richness peaceful, and tranquil environments are what foster a high quality of life. The Hudson Valley is also known for its diversity with residents from all walks of life and from all over the world calling the region home. This diversity is reflected in the region’s food scene which offers a wide variety of culinary traditions and flavors. 

Farm-to-Table Capital of the World 

 Hudson Valley truly is the farm-to-table capital of the world.  Where do you think all the great eats they serve you down in the city come from?  One of the key features of the Hudson Valley food scene is its focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Many restaurants source from nearby farms and producers and menus change with the seasons.  With so much focus on local ingredients, locals and visitors alike get to enjoy the freshest, most flavorful food possible, while also supporting local farmers and producers.  In addition to local ingredients with its diversity, the region offers a wide variety of culinary foods from all over the world represented. Evident in the region numerous food festivals and events showcase the best of the region’s local cuisine and culinary foods. 

The farm-to-table capital of the world really is right here in Hudson Valley. The scene is vibrant and exciting with a focus on fresh locally sourced ingredients. Local chefs show off the local ingredients and their innovative cuisine. There is a deep appreciation for the region’s agricultural heritage and this is the last weekend to get a taste of it with  Hudson Valley Restaurant Week so make your reservation today.

Join us in this new series of discoveries as my family and I explore and share all that Hudson Valley has to offer. From the farm-to-table scene to the natural beauty and commitment to sustainability for the region. Stay tuned as we uncover and learn more about our new home and all it has to offer.

What are you most looking forward to learning about from The Hudson Valley?