Hudson River Activites and Attractions
The Hudson River is one of our most significant tourist attractions and there are a wealth of activities that the River provides. You can walkalong it, walk above it, glide along it, or cruise on top of it. Dine at The Rhinecliff Hotel and watch the sunset, or take a hike along Poets Walk
and catch the train whizzing by. Whether its the main attraction or just a remarkable backdrop, the Hudson River is an extraordinary part of our everyday lives and activities.
To really experience the river, get out and get on it! From May through October, Hudson River Cruises are available throughout the week and sometimes twice a day. This 2 hour cruise departs from Kingston and takes a leisurely path down to Hyde Park-- see all the homes and mansions from the River and learn a little more about its history along
the way. This is also a great way to take in the Fall Foliage during September and October.
Want to get even closer? Go for a kayak tour with Lee or Edie at Hudson Valley Kayak Tours. They will work with you to design a tour that fits your schedule and experience.
Finally, there is no other vantage point like the Walkway Over the Hudson. Scenic Hudson’s leadership grant to Walkway Over the Hudson helped transform the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge into the world’s longest elevated park. Using the elevated park and the Mid-Hudson Bridge, visitors can walk, bike, or jog a 3.5 mile loop. Originally built in 1889 (the same year as The Looking Glass), this bridge reopened for pedestrians in 2009.