The Hudson Valley’s Most Romantic Spots

  |  February 15, 2012


Okay, we’re a day late for this Valentine’s Day post, but we were waiting for folks to add more suggestions to the Daily Freeman’s ongoing list of the most romantic spots upstate. Some we’re intimately familiar with. Others we were happy to learn about.

Here are a few key selections:

Olana: The Hudson River School painter’s mansion, and site of his inspiration. Incredible house, incredible views. Just south of Hudson, NY on 9G.

Parade Hill: At the end of Warren Street in Hudson, a small waterfront park.

Ulster County’s five covered bridges: Perrine’s in Esopus; Turnwood in Olivebridge; Grant’s Mill and Myer’s in Hardenburgh; Tappan Bridge in North Seager.

Tanbark Trail: A short hike with great views, accessible from downtown Phoenicia, on Tremper Mountain.

The Rhinecliff Hotel: Right on the Hudson (and right on the railroad tracks, steps from the Rhinecliff Amtrak station), this is a swanky, tasteful joint with modern rooms and delicious eats.

We would add Poet’s Walk, along the Hudson and next to Rokeby, in Rhinecliff. You guys have any spots to add?

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