Historic Hudson River Towns and TravelStorys Introduce New and Updated Free Audio Tours of Local Communities
TARRYTOWN, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 18, 2023 / Historic Hudson River Towns (HHRT), a non-profit consortium of riverfront municipalities along the Hudson River, has teamed with audio tour developer TravelStorys to introduce a series of new and updated audio tours that complement existing favorite tours. Available in time for a summer season when many are eager to enjoy outdoor walks and leisurely bike rides, the tours can be downloaded free via the TravelStorys app. GPS activated walking and biking tours highlight local points of interest as visitors pass each location in villages including Piermont and Nyack in Rockland County; Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County; and on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Path. The tours can also be enjoyed by armchair travelers or people planning a visit to the Hudson Valley, as anyone who downloads the app can explore photos, text and audio descriptions of local landmarks without even leaving home.
- Walking and Biking Tours of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path. A must for visitors and local residents alike, walking and biking tours are available for this stunning path that crosses over the Hudson River. The 3.6-mile path is the longest of its kind in the nation and includes a series of six scenic overlooks with sweeping river views. The tours highlight Hudson Valley history, unique features of the bridge itself, and more.
- NEW for 2023! Walking Tour of Piermont, NY. This new tour highlights extraordinary points of interest in this scenic village along the Hudson, from the Piermont Pier to the historic Train Station and beyond. Produced by the Piermont Historical Society with support from the Rockland County Office of Economic Development and Tourism, the tour is narrated by Tom Chapin.
- Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Walking and Biking Tours. The combined Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow tours have been updated with new features for 2023. Available for walking or biking,the tours include a playful new map, designed by local illustrator Tim Grajek, leading visitors to points of interest in each village. Additionally, Spanish language translation has been added for local highlights in Tarrytown, along with new restaurant and business listings. Is the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, featured in Washington Irving's tale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a real place? Visitors will find out with this engaging audio tour!
- Village of Nyack and "Edward Hopper's Nyack" Walking and Biking Tours. Two tours are available in the Village of Nyack, and both can be enjoyed as walking or biking tours. These include the Nyack Tour, from the Village's charming Main Street to historic points of interest, and "Edward Hopper's Nyack," which allows visitors to explore the Village through the eyes of Edward Hopper, the iconic painter who made his home here. Visitors will see and hear about buildings and vistas in Nyack that inspired Hopper throughout his career.
- Driving Tour of 16 Rivertown Communities. Whether from a car (with hands-free audio) or at home as visitors explore remotely, this tour explores points of interest in 16 communities along both sides of the Hudson River from Yonkers to Peekskill, or from Nyack to Haverstraw and beyond.
Tours in Nyack, Irvington, Tarrytown, and Sleepy Hollow, as well as the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Path and Rivertowns driving tour were created with the support of the New York Thruway Authority. The free tours are available by downloading the TravelStorys app or going to www.hudsonriver.com.
About Historic Hudson River Towns
Historic Hudson River Towns (HHRT) is a non-profit organization comprised of 17 member municipalities located along the Hudson River shoreline from Yonkers to Peekskill in Westchester County, and including Piermont, Nyack and Haverstraw in Rockland County, New York. HHRT encourages both local residents and visitors from around the country to explore all that the Rivertowns have to offer. Information on local events, dining and shopping opportunities, free audio tours and more can be found at www.hudsonriver.com.