Visiting the Hudson River Valley

Barry Grummer currently serves as president of KR&R Restoration and Roofing in New York City. When he’s not working, Barry Grummer enjoys getting outside and powerboating on Long Island Sound and the Hudson River.

Offering a refuge to the urban residents of New York City, the Hudson River Valley is a gorgeous breath of fresh air just hours outside of the city. A great place to start is in Hudson, which is two hours from Manhattan by car. Amtrak also runs 14 trains daily from Penn Station to Hudson, where rental cars are available.

The Hudson River Valley is known for its scenery, which inspired many artists to capture the river and the dramatic Catskill Mountains. But the area is also developed enough for tourists to enjoy a comfortable stay. The area is home to many charming bed and breakfasts, such as Mount Merino Manor, the Olde Rhinebeck Inn, Moondance Ridge Bed & Breakfast, and plenty more. The area also plays host to a number of highly rated restaurants with excellent atmospheres.

In addition to accommodations and scenery, the Hudson River Valley offers shopping options and historic attractions, such as the Poets’ Walk and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.