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With its close proximity to the Hudson River, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy spending time in Poughkeepsie.
Begin your exploration with a nice stroll along the walkway over the Hudson to take in gorgeous river views from dusk until dawn. Grab a bite to eat on either side of the walkway or continue to follow the pathway for hiking and sightseeing along the Rail Trail.
While you’re in town, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to pour over the unusual works and charming sculpture gardens of the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, or marvel at the living history of the Bardavon Opera House, the oldest continuously running theatre in New York. If you’ve got the little ones in tow, take them to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum for their own day of discovery. More history is also available at Locust Grove, an 1850’s villa with incredible formal gardens, a quiet cemetery and scenic trails down to the banks of the Hudson River.
Of course, the river offers great ways to play, from para-sailing and boating to a more relaxed riverboat cruise. Lace up your hiking boots and head to Springside, a 20-acre wood full of winding pathways and trails for you to explore.
When you’re ready to rest from your days’ activities, you’ll find attentive, friendly staff and comfortable accommodations at our hotels in Poughkeepsie. From world class amenities to cozy beds, you won’t be able to help letting go of your everyday cares. Book with IHG today for a vacation to remember.
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