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124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0002
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Hudson Valley NY Hiking, Wineries, Walkway Over the Hudson, luxury hotel- 2 days
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Hudson Valley NY Hiking, Wineries, Walkway Over the Hudson, luxury hotel- 2 days

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The Walkway Over the Hudson is the longest and highest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world! Benmarl Winery is America's oldest Vineyard! When you accompany two of those facts with a cozy historic town to explore with a plentiful amount of restaurants, bars and eateries, you can't go wrong! Don't feel guilty indulging one bit, because you got some exercise in during an amazing hike! Enjoy a moderate to difficult level hike (easier options are available as well), gorgeous hotel accommodations for one night, the famous Walkway Over the Hudson and 2 great local wineries! <br><br>•the itinerary order is subject to change due on weather and the transportation mode used to arrive in the area. The itinerary change would always be in the best interest of the guests.
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Julia S wrote a review Oct 2020
Eatontown, New Jersey22 contributions21 helpful votes
Maybe I am biased as I went to college at Vassar. I love to stop by when I am in the area. With COVID, the campus is very quiet. I just love the beautiful architecture of the buildings, the intimate setting (everything is so walkable) and the beautiful Sunset Lake - such a great place to enjoy fall foliage!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Roberta B wrote a review Jan 2020
Pasadena, Maryland286 contributions25 helpful votes
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A self guided tour of the Vassar campus turned out to be a marvelous experience. Beautiful, stately academic buildings and dorms coupled with gorgeous gothic revival chapels, the school has a classic, historic feel. The campus is relatively small serving a student population just under 2500. We found the few students encountered onsite during the winter break to be pleasant and helpful. An interesting way to spend an hour, two or three if you find yourself with a little time while in Poughkeepsie.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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LollyLongo wrote a review Nov 2019
Bergenfield, New Jersey198 contributions33 helpful votes
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Toured the Vassar College Campus which included the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, the Chapel, and the Thompson Memorial Library. The massive stained-glass window that dominates the library’s interior space depicts Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman to receive a doctorate in 1678 from the University of Padua in Italy. Elena studied Latin and Greek under distinguished instructors and became proficient in these languages, as well as French and Spanish by the age of 7. She also mastered Hebrew and Arabic, earning the title of Oraculum Septilingue ("Seven-language Oracle"). She later studies included mathematics, philosophy, and theology. She also became an expert musician, mastering the harpsichord, the clavichord, the harp, and the violin. She attended the University of Padua. Graduates of Vassar included United States Navy Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper, class of 1928, inventor of the first compiler for a computer programming language; Chemist, first woman to graduate from MIT, Ellen Henrietta Swallow,1870; Academy Award-winning actress, Meryl Streep, class of 1971.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Stefanie J wrote a review Oct 2019
Beaverton, Oregon28 contributions7 helpful votes
This a beautiful prototypical East Coast college campus. It's especially beautiful with Fall foliage and or snow.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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helios5356 wrote a review Sep 2019
chesapeake161 contributions66 helpful votes
We strolled a morning here. Classes had been in session for about a week, so all the students looked chipper and eager for higher education. Lots of smiles and hellos. Their library (the main photo above) impresses. We chatted with the staff, even plopped down in the chairs and read their publication, VQ. Students were checking volumes (there are over 1,000,000 neatly shelved books here) out at the desk. Pull through the main gate--there is free, easy parking on the center lane leading to the original 1861 building. The bookstore is a block away, just off campus. One can see what the seniors are reading for their English Lit classes. So collegiate.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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