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• Bannerman's Castle
• Boscobel
• Catskill Overlook
• Durham Ctr Museum
• FDR Home
• Huguenot Street
• Innisfree Garden
• Jay Heritage Center
• Kaaterskill Falls
• Van Alan House
• Lyndhurst
• Mohonk
• Olana
• Rye Playland
• Saugerties Lighthouse
• Shaker Museum
• Sahwangunks
• Stony Point
• Storm King Art Center
• Sunnyside
• Vanderbilt Mansion
• Village of Cold Spring
• Washington's Hq
• West Point

Try to Visit

• Catskill State Park
• CIA
• City of Troy
• Goshen Historic Track
• Kendall Sclpt Garden
• Knox's Headquarters
• Lebanon Val Speedwy
• Lindenwald
• Maritime Museum
• Montgomery Place
• Nw Wndsr Cntnmnt
• Nyack Beach
• Rhinebeck Ardrme
• Staatsburg
• Widow Jane Mine
• Wilderstein
• Woodbury Common

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Welcome to HV/Net!

We hope you will enjoy your virtual visit to the Hudson River Valley where you'll find the most friendly people, the most interesting places, the most fascinating activities, the most glorious landscape and the highest concentration of significant historical locations anywhere in America.

The story of America started here along the banks of the mighty Hudson River and grew from here, flowing through the currents of centuries, developing the streams of American art, industry, economics, architecture, politics, education, domesticity, frontier development, conservation and personal freedom. The American Revolution coursed across our mountaintops and waterways pivoting around the axis of the Hudson Valley, the Industrial Revolution grew from our tumbling streams and vales, the aesthetic revolution of Romanticism sprang from our hilltops and gardens, the opening battles of personal and religious freedom were fought on our village greens and the revolution of ecological conservation swept down from our forests and glens.

The Hudson River Valley has proven so pivotal in the history of America it has been declared a National Heritage Area by the US Congress. They have named it the "landscape that defined America."

It's all still here waiting for you to explore and discover!

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The Hudson Valley As We Organize It

Special Valley Regions

There are many uniquely identifiable regions in this beautiful valley for you to visit and explore. Each has a character all its own and each holds so much for you to discover and explore.

No matter what your interests are, from shopping in quaint villages to discovering some of the most important contemporary art in the world to admiring the majesty of nature in the Catskills and "Gunks", you will find it here. Take a two hour boat cruise out of Newburgh, Kingston or West Point, sit back and enjoy the river breeze. Hike the Catskills and explore the many secret glens where Rip Van Winkle slept. Wander the streets of New Paltz visiting the 17th & 18th century houses built by the Dutch settlers. Explore the Golden Era mansions and estates of the rich in Sleepy Hollow and Dutchess County. Visit the homes of two Presidents, Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook & FDR in Hyde Park. Or tour the homes of John Jay in Katonah, Ambassador from the Continental Congress to France and first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or Robert R. Livingston Jr. in Clermont, one of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, both of legendary status as our Founding Fathers.

Visit West Point, Stony Point, Fort Montgomery and other sites to trace the fight for the continent that won us our freedom. Or just sit back and enjoy a brite day in one of hundreds of outdoor cafes.

  • Capital District - Focused on the State Capital and the cultural centers, but with magnificent pine barrens and the river itself.
  • Catskills - Forever wild and free, deep forests, shady glens and quaint villages beckon you.
  • Great Estates - Homes of the powerful and mighty line the banks of the majestic Hudson River.
  • Shawangunks - Ancient ridges beyond time, fragile pine forests, spectacular sky lakes and the natural majesty of the sparkling quartz cliffs.
  • Hudson Highlands - The Appalachians march across the Valley creating a nearly impenetrable barrier and spectacular scenery. This is where the American Revolution was won, the most important battles for control of the continent fought.
  • Sleepy Hollow - Land of myth and mystery, home of legends and tales. The quaint villages and antique houses invite you to come and explore on the bank of the Hudson River.

Valley Sections

Each section of the Hudson Valley is different and has a flavor of its own. Getting there is as simple as driving the Thruway or Taconic or hopping a bus or train. If your looking for vibrant activity or a tranquil oasis hidden away, you will find it in the Hudson Valley.

Take a leisurely drive thru the Upper Valley, finding tiny antique shops and farm stands. Hike the Catskills or "Gunks" on a break from exploring the mansions of the rich, or take a day or weekend and enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Hudson Highlands in the Middle Valley. Stroll the streets of quaint villages that line the banks of the Hudson in the Lower Valley.

There is so much to see and do, picking where to begin is the hardest part. To help, we've organized everything "thematically" on the Info Listings above. Find what you are looking for by Valley Section there!

  • Upper Valley - The hustle and bustle of NY's State Capital is contrasted with the sublime and fertile plains where the Dutch started their conquest of a continent and Shakers founded their religion.
  • Middle Valley - From the scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in the south to the ancient forested Catskills, the river slowly gains momentum as it heads south through these rich fields and past the culture and landscape that inspired the nation.
  • Lower Valley - The historic and commercial heart of the Valley, the Lower Valley teems with business, history and quaint bedroom villages all inviting you to come and explore.

The Counties

Each of the counties in the Hudson Valley is unique and different. And each actively invites you to come and visit. From the tranquil rural landscapes of Rensselaer to the historic hamlest in Ulster to the bustle of Westchester, each of the counties opens it arms to you to come and enjoy.

After a day of politics and culture in Albany, experience the excitement of auto racing in Lebanon. Spend a day visiting the homes of Hudson River School founders Cole & Church in Greene & Columbia or shop till you drop for antiques in Hudson. Ulster invites you to tube the Esopus Creek in the Catskills and pick fresh fruits right off the trees. Dutchess has the Great Estates as well as the CIA and Poughkeepsie. Take a fascinating tour of West Point or shop till you can't walk another step at Woodbury Common in Orange. Hike the Highlands in Putnam. Experience Nyack and Piermont hugging the bank of the River in Rockland.

And poke around every corner of Westchester discovering the history and legends that formed our nation.

  • Albany - State Capital and terminus of the Erie Canal.
  • Rensselaer - Quiet and rural, but with Troy, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in America.
  • Greene - The towering Catskills dominate covered with lush forests and hidden glens. In the winter this is ski central!
  • Columbia - Filled with antiques in Hudson, and small villages, Columbia is the weekend home getaway destination of choice from NYC.
  • Ulster - From the old Dutch settlements like Kingston to all the fun to be found in the Catskills, Ulster is brimming with activity and culture.
  • Dutchess - The river is lined with the mansions and estates of the wealthy. Dutchess brims with culture and excitement.
  • Orange - Home of West Point, Woodbury Common, Harness Racing Hall of Fame and so much more.
  • Putnam - Quiet and rural in feeling as its dominated by the Appalachians as they force their way across the Hudson, don't be fooled. Putnam has Cold Spring, Boscobel and some of the best places to stay and eat in the Valley.
  • Rockland - Bedroom community to NYC with the spectacular Palisades lining the river's bank. Quaint villages like Nyack brimming with shops.
  • Westchester - Corporate headquarters for America. Westchester is full to the brim with magnificent estates, historic houses and arts & culture of every kind.
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Successful selling is a talent. If you have it and you are self directed, eager and desiring a stable income based upon your available time, then we think you should consider a relationship with HV/Net. Just contact us and we will speak with you eagerly.

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