The Hudson Valley claims some of the state’s most popular sights, including West Point Military Academy, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt home, the Rockefeller estate and the Culinary Institute of America.
The Institute features five award-winning restaurants, public tours and a beautiful campus on the shores of the Hudson. It’s the world’s premier culinary college.
Don’t miss West Point on the shores of the Hudson. The massive campus with its Gothic Revival buildings perched on the west side above the Hudson River is extremely impressive. The West Point Museum is the oldest and largest collection of war memorabilia and war trophies in the U.S. See an atomic bomb, the cannon that fired the first American shot in World War I, and uniforms and artifacts that trace the history of warfare. See Trophy Point, where cannons captured from five wars are gathered in remembrance.
Two of the Hudson Valley’s most picturesque and enjoyable villages, Cold Spring and Nyack, cling to either side of the river. Visitors with an interest in presidential history will enjoy Roosevelt’s Hyde Park. Those who want to see how the wealthy once lived shouldn’t miss the Rockefeller Estate.
Websites to check out:
More information for Hudson Valley Visitors www.travelhudsonvalley.org
West Point (U.S. Military Academy) www.usma.edu
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum www.nps.gov/hofr
Culinary Institute of America www.ciachef.edu
Kykuit (the Rockefeller Estate) www.hudsonvalley.org