Tag: Hudson River Valley

Peekskill Brewery by the Hudson

What is it about summer that makes us seek out oceans and rivers and lakes? The answer is rather obvious I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

With that in mind, we took off for an afternoon in Peekskill, a city by the Hudson River. By and large artsy, but not without its sharp edges, this place had quite a few surprises up its sleeve.

A waterfront walkway with … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Croton Point Park

A Trip to Olana in Hudson, New York

Frederic Edwin Church was as much a painter of the American landscape as he was a globe-trotter. He traveled to Europe, South America, the Arctic and the Middle East and one such voyage to the far shores of ancient Persia influenced him enough to model his own home in a style which clearly stood out among the colonial homes of the mid-nineteenth century. He named … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Rip Van Winkle Bridge

Scenic Houses by the Hudson Valley

I remember reading Rip Van Winkle as a kid so when I heard that its author Washington Irving’s  ivy-covered mid-19th century home can be toured in Tarrytown, New York, I had to see for myself. America’s first internationally famous author, Irving is best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and many other short stories.  Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the bustle of … Read the rest