Description: Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, a dock on the Hudson for mooring small craft, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, a zoo and nature, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park.
Description: Situated on a bluff on the east bank of the Hudson River, overlooking the United States Military Academy at West Point, Boscobel House & Gardens offers its visitors inspirational and astounding views of the river and the Hudson Highlands. Boscobel’s experienced docent staff guides visitors through a step back in time with tours of Boscobel House. The grounds – a magnificent rose garden, orangery, herb garden, springhouse, pond, fountain and woodland trail, complete with rustic cedar structures and glorious scenery – are open for independent strolling and picnicking.
Description: Tours- Experience the enigmatic atmosphere of Brotherhood Winery by taking a leisurely stroll through a vast network of underground cellars. Excavated by hand in the late 19th Century, the dimly lit cellars house over two hundred oak barrels and feature a crested vault containing some of the oldest vintages in America. A team of knowledgeable guides will reveal the secrets of these mysterious vaults and keep you amused with tall tales of folly and tragedy. The tour will get you well acquainted with the complete wine making process and you will feel like an expert in the field. The difference between a merlot, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon will no longer seem perplexing and a finer palatte will be acquired. Test your wine tasting skills in our modern showroom and enjoy the many flavors and textures Brotherhood has to offer the budding and discerning wine lover. Tasting- Three different tasting options. Varietal Flight is the most popular tasting option, this flight will take you on a journey through structured, complex vintages like the cherry noted Cabernet Sauvignon and our Burgundian style Chardonnay that offers the bright aroma of Barlett pears with light vanilla notes. Also, the VINUM CAFÉ offers fine food and gourment cooking. Vinum Cafe occupies the ground floor of the original winery building circa 1839. The original brick walls add charm and intimacy to the dining area, cafe, patio, and wine bar. Open Wed. to Sun., 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Description: A unique antiques center occupying over 2,000 sq feet of a 19th century Victorian bank building, complete with the original Bank Vault. 25 Dealers offer a great selection of antiques and vintage collectibles covering almost every period. Stock is always changing and includes a great selection of antique furniture, period lighting, paintings, sterling silver, rugs, jewelry, fine porcelain, antique tools, kitchen gadgets, books, vintage collectibles and antique clothing. Open every day, except Tues & Wed, 11 – 5.
Description: Constitution Island is part of West Point, the United States Military Academy, a National Registered Landmark. The Island is most famous for the Great Chain that was placed across the Hudson during the Revolutionary War and the Warner family who lived on the Island during the 19th century. The Warner House and ruins of the Revolutionary War fortifications are the primary points of interest. The Island’s 280 acres are covered with hiking trails that are enjoyed by the Island’s visitors. The Constitution Island Association was founded in 1916 to preserve and protect the history and traditions of this unique American site.
Description: For more than six decades, The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education. The CIA has inspired excellence throughout the food world by leading the way: in the education of students, in the elevation of the culinary profession, through the innovation of thought leadership, and through collaborations on critical food and industry issues. In all these ways, the college has truly changed the way the world looks at food.
Description: Orange County Choppers (OCC) is a custom and production motorcycle manufacturer based in Orange County, New York that was founded by Paul Teutul, Sr. and Paul Teutul, Jr. in 1999. The company was featured on American Chopper, a reality TV show that debuted in September 2002 on the Discovery Channel, which has contributed to the company's quick rise to fame.
Description: Once a dairy farm, it is now home to over 10 Acres of vineyards with more planned for the future. The 200- year old bank barn had been restored over the last 3 years and is now a beautiful, clean winery on the lower level, with storage and a tasting room above preserving the look and feel of the historical building. Vineyard offers wine tasting Thursday – Sunday and live music every weekend.
Description: Cruise through history and the majestic beauty of the Hudson River. From the ship you can see Pollepel Island, Cold Spring, Storm King Mountain, Breakneck Mountain, and West Point. They specialize in Weddings and Private Charters. Offers 2 Hour narrated sightseeing cruises and customized cruises for Schools and Camps. Bannerman Castle Cruise Tours sponsored by Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. Cruises run from May- October. Boat is air-conditioned/heated, have two Cash Bars with light Snacks, and are Coast Guard inspected.
Description: The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of America's servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in combat. The mission of the Hall of Honor is to collect and preserve the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across generations to ensure that all recipients are represented.
Description: Widely known as one of the world's outstanding sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center is located approximately one hour north of New York City, in New York's Hudson Valley. Storm King's permanent collection of sculpture, dating from 1945 to the present, includes works by many of the twentieth century's most influential artists, integrated into a pristine, 500-acre landscape of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands. Season Begins Friday, April 1st, 2011.
Description: Opens April 1st, 2011 (weather permitting) This 18-hole course is open to the public Monday – Sunday at various hours. Mondays may be closed for private events from time to time.
Description: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is more than just a great collection of the finest designer labels and brands; it is one the world's top shopping destinations. Include a shopping stop when you are in the New York area or plan a special trip. Located one hour from New York City, it is a bargain hunter's haven.
Making West Point travel plans? The Thayer Hotel is a not-to-be-missed destination. Located directly on the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point, this magnificent hotel offers a grand gateway to Hudson Valley historic sights, fascinating attractions, and exhilarating outdoor recreation. Tee off on the West Point Golf Course, hike through the Black Rock Forest, or go horseback riding in Bear Mountain State Park. If loftier pursuits are more your style, you could visit Dia:Beacon in Beacon, NY, one of the largest contemporary art museums in the world, or sample a local vintage at a Hudson Valley winery. Just let us know everything you’d like to do and see – from West Point tours to Hudson River cruises and shopping sprees, and we'll take care of all the arrangements.
Experience the pomp and pageantry of West Point at The Thayer Hotel, the only full-service luxury hotel on the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge to Albany, NY. Book your West Point travel accommodations directly through this site for exceptional rates.
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