Hudson Valley Tours, Parks, Museums & Attractions

The Hudson Valley’s hundreds of fairs, festivals, and performances are packed with entertainment. Country fairs, county expositions, and cultural festivities of all nationalities offer an inside look to the diversity of our population. Live performances from Civil War reenactments to free concerts will keep you busy all year long.
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Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours

Cruise the scenic and historic Hudson River aboard the Dutch Apple - the ideal way to see the sights. Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours offers you sunshine and breezes or the protection of fully enclosed and heated decks. 

141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 463-0220 •

USS Slater DE766

Step back in time aboard the USS Slater - a World War II destroyer escort restored to its 1945 configuration. Of 563 built during WWII, the Slater is the only destroyer escort afloat in the US and lives on the Hudson River in Albany, NY.

141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 431-1943 •

Dutch Apple Cruise boat


Catamount Mountain Resort

Family oriented Ski Area with 43 trails on a 1,000-foot vertical mountain plus a snow tubing park. For summer fun, families and those looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience will enjoy the Aerial Adventure Park - comprised of 9 aerial trails with 150+ challenge elements or the Catamount Zip Tour - a thrilling zipline experience including three duel zipline spans, one being an uninterrupted 1,000-foot drop of the CataMonster span.

78 Catamount Rd., Hillsdale NY 12529
(518) 528-1262 •

FASNY Museum of Firefighting

With 90 vintage and rare fire engines dating back to 1731, on exhibit, whether you're a firefighter, a student of history, or a family looking for a fun and educational day trip, you will not want to miss America's interactive museum of firefighting.

117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson NY 12534
(518) 822-1875 •

Kids on an outdoor climbing gym at Catamount Mountain Resort


Walkway Over the Hudson

At 212 feet above water and 1.28 miles long, the Walkway Over the Hudson is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world, offering walkers, hikers, bicyclists and those with disabilities spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. 

61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 454-9649 •

SplashDown Beach

Known as ‘America’s Biggest Little Waterpark’, SplashDown Beach Water Park features water rides for kids of all ages and fun for the whole family. During those hot, humid days, it’s the perfect place to bring the kids to cool off during summer break!

19 Old Route 9 West, Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 897-9600 •

Parent and child biking on the Walkway Over the Hudson


Hudson - Athens Lighthouse

An architectural gem built-in 1874, it served as a manned lighthouse until the 1960’s. The lighthouse is located in the Hudson River just south of Athens and is visible from the Athens Riverfront Park. Tours are available on second Saturdays, July through October.

Athens, NY
(518) 828-5294 •

Zoom Flume Water Park

NY’s #1 Family Water Park! Featuring “Typhoon Twister”, Wave Pool, Wild River, Lazy River, and many other water attractions. One low admission for an entire day of water fun. Food courts and gift shop. Private cabanas available. Open every day, mid-June through Labor Day. Call for group rates.

20 Shady Glen Rd., East Durham, NY 12423
(518) 239-6271 •

View of the Hudson Athens Lighthouse on the Hudson River


West Point USMA

Visitors Center and Museum open 7 days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Visitors Center 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Museum 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Guided tours daily by West Point Tours.

2107 New South Post Road, West Point, NY 10996
(845) 938-2638 •

Motorcyclepedia Museum

Museum with over 500 motorcycles built from 1897 to the present. Rare vintage bikes and more than 100 Indian Motorcycles on exhibit. Photos, posters, memorabilia, machinery related to bikes. Fri-Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

250 Lake St., Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 569-9065 •

Old motorcycles at the Motorcyclepedia Museum, Newburgh


The farm is free and open every day.  Enjoy a visit with the animals.  Hiking trails are on the property and there is even a small pond if you want to bring your fishing pole(catch & release only, NY State Fishing Regulations apply).  The farm is also the host for special events throughout the year.

For the farm loving adults: Tilly’s Table restaurant located on the property serves up great dinner and cocktails. Enjoy outdoor concerts during the summer months.

Brewster, NY 10509

The Putnam County Trailway is a paved 12-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail in Putnam County, New York. With few exceptions, it follows the former right-of-way of the New York and Putnam Railroad from the northern end of the North County Trailway at the Putnam County line in Baldwin Place north, then east, to Carmel. The newly opened Maybrook Trailway is a paved multiuse trail stretching across Putnam and Dutchess counties in New York state. The trail, which is owned and was built by Metro North Rail, occupies the former secondary track of the Beacon Line. It was once a two-track freight line, but one track was removed in 1962; which is where the bike path is situated. The trail parallels the other set of Metro North-owned disused Beacon Line tracks as it travels the 23 miles from Brewster through Southeast, Patterson, Pawling, Beekman and East Fishkill to the hamlet of Hopewell Junction. A previously existing segment of approximately five miles heads east from Brewster to Danbury, Connecticut via the East Branch Reservoir.

The trail is paved and generally flat, making accessible to a wide range of users, including walkers, cyclists, skaters, cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

Tilly Foster From Horse Barn 2


Crailo State Historic Site

Crailo’s exhibit “A Sweet and Alien Land”: Colony of the Dutch in the Hudson River Valley, uses archaeological finds from Crailo, Fort Orange, Schuyler Flatts, and other Dutch sites to tell the story of the colonists of New Netherland 350+ years ago.

9½ Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 463-8738 •

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

The Arts Center of the Capital Region houses studios for pottery, culinary arts, jewelry, woodworking, painting and drawing, printmaking, stained glass, dance and fitness, writing, and rotating performances and exhibits.

265 River Street, Troy NY 12180
(518) 273-0052 •

Exhibit at Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer


Perkins Memorial Tower

Perkins Drive, also known as Perkins Point and Perkins Memorial Tower, stands at the summit of Bear Mountain State Park, 1,305 feet above the Hudson River. With its 360-degree panorama, the tower offers spectacular views of the Hudson River, the Bear Mountain Bridge, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Storm King and Fort Montgomery. Four states are visible as well as the New York City skyline.

Perkins Memorial Drive, Bear Mountain 10911
(845) 786-2701 •

New York Boulders Minor League Baseball at Clover Stadium

Catch a New York Boulders baseball game at Clover Stadium!  Founded in 2011 as the Rockland Boulders, the organization rebranded in 2020 as the New York Boulders when they became a member of the 16-team Frontier League, the largest independent professional baseball league in North America and a Partner League of Major League Baseball. The park also hosts concerts and other special events including the annual NYPD vs. FDNY baseball showdown.

1 Palisades Credit Union Park Dr., Pomona, NY 10970
(845) 364-0009 •

Perkins Memorial Tower, Bear Mountain


Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses; A Frosty Fest

This year, the hayride is being replaced with a Drive-Thru Haunted Experience. In addition, visitors can enjoy the Corn Maze Attractions and Haunted Houses. Please see the Attractions Page on the website for a complete list. Friday-Sunday throughout the month of October. Tickets are Limited. A Frosty Fest is a winter holiday event offering fun for the entire family.

778 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY 12487
(845) 339-2666 • and

Hudson River Cruises

From the decks of the venerable Rip Van Winkle II cruise boat, relax and enjoy a clear view of historic Hudson River lighthouses, waterfront mansions and other notable locations on this two-hour sightseeing cruise. Also come aboard for sunset and event cruises including live music, DJs and dinner on the Hudson.

Hudson River Cruises, 1 E. Strand St., Kingston
845-340-4700 •

Headless Horseman2



This historic amusement park offers a timeless experience for visitors – historic rides, a boardwalk, indoor skating and more.  America’s oldest amusement park, offering lots of old-fashioned fun.

1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580
(914) 813-7010 •

iFLY Westchester

Take flight at New York’s only indoor skydiving facility in Yonkers. There’s no parachute or jumping, just a wall-to-wall cushion of air that gives an incredibly realistic and safe free-fall experience.

849 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 449-4359 •

Playland in Westchester, NY