History and Horticulture In The Heart Of The Hudson Valley
Collected by Michela Baxter, AFAR Local Expert
My hometown is in the heart of the Hudson Valley, a place with deep history and agricultural roots. This list highlights my favorite things about my home and ideas to experience it from others.
76 Main St, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA
We were heading to Clarence Fahnestock National Park to do some camping and on our way we discovered Brasserie Le Bouchon in Cold Spring, NY. We decided to have lunch here before heading into the woods to do some hiking and camping. Cold Spring is...
14 Market St, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA
As the Hudson river snaked around Constitution Island, 55 miles north of Manhattan, I imagined that I was an intrepid sailor on a Dutch East India company vessel sailing around the bend 400 years ago. But not for long. As waves lashed around me I...
348 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550, USA
Tony's Newburgh Lunch has been a staple of downtown Newburgh, NY for 3 generations. This simple joint serves a basic and cheap menu for breakfast and lunch. You can easily walk out of Tony's with a satisfying meal for under $5 (pancakes $3, BLT...
1348 US-9W, Marlboro, NY 12542, USA
Growing up I never would have thought that my small hometown of Marlboro would one day be a "rural Mecca" for jazz, rock, and contemporary musicians. The building that I knew as a cabinet factory, today is home to The Falcon - a venue for "living...
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
My mother once told me the Poughkeepsie Station - which now services Metro-North and Amtrak - was the model for New York's Grand Central Terminal. While Poughkeepsie's isn't as grand, it sure is a small and beautiful building that welcomes you to...
Marlboro, NY 12542, USA
The small town of Marlboro is the place I grew up. The town of 10,000 people continues to grow and change as farmers look for ways to support themselves and sell off land for development. But many orchards still remain and farmers are working to...
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