Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City

Dutchess Co Tourism 1resized.jpgCome explore the sites of the wondrous Hudson Valley, carved out by the Hudson River, where the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is one of only 27 federally designated heritage areas. The Taconic State Parkway provides a scenic and winding route through the region and is restricted to passenger traffic only. Step back in time at historic mansions of Hyde Park, including the homes of the Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Vanderbilt family, and the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

You may have also heard of other Hudson Valley destinations such as Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Peekskill, West Point, Middletown, White Plains and Suffern, just to name a few.

Did you know? Television pop culture is represented in the Hudson Valley Region by Orange County Choppers, the motorcycle manufacturer featured on Discovery Channel’s American Chopper (bet you didn’t know they were located in New York State, not California!).

Long Island is an ocean-lover's paradise. Go surf-casting, dine on fresh seafood, hit the sandy beaches and explore quaint maritime villages, including Montauk, Sag Harbor, the Hamptons and the communities along Long Island’s North Shore, nicknamed “The Gold Coast.” Visit the Montauk Lighthouse commissioned by George Washington.

Did you know?  Long Island is served by two year-round ferry lines that cross the Long Island Sound, connecting Port Jefferson to Bridgeport, Connecticut and Orient Point to New London, Connecticut.

Camping in the Hudson Valley and Long Island Regions means you're not very far away from "The Big Apple" - New York City. Drive in, take a roundtrip tour, or catch a commuter train to the city for a day of exciting sightseeing, shopping, theater, dining, sporting events, and people watching. If you’re a city-dweller, Upstate camping delights are just a short drive away in the Hudson Valley and Long Island.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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