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The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
One of the last built and most elegant of the Hudson River lighthouses.
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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Olana State Historic Site
Olana State Historic Site(Hudson)
Owner description: Hudson River School painter Frederic E. Church designed Olana, his family home, studio, and estate, as an integrated environment embracing architecture, art, and landscape. Olana... more Owner description: Hudson River School painter Frederic E. Church designed Olana, his family home, studio, and estate, as an integrated environment embracing architecture, art, and landscape. Olana, a National Historic Landmark, is an icon of naturalistic landscape design, with five miles of carriage roads and a Persian-inspired house at its summit, embracing unrivaled panoramic views of the vast Hudson River Valley. Today, visitors can experience an array of activities, from meandering through the 250 acre artist designed landscape, to taking a tour of the house and surrounding landscape, to viewing the changing exhibitions both in the main house and a gallery devoted to contemporary photography. They can see a 17 minute award-winning video on the property and a permanent orientation exhibit. They can also participate in a variety of educational programs in the Wagon House Education Center, including a free backpack program that includes a variety of projects for children. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
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Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Thomas Cole National Historic Site(Catskill)
Owner description: Thomas Cole (1801-1848) founded the Hudson River School as one of America's premier landscape painters. Cedar Grove, his home in the historic Catskill region, was named a National... more Owner description: Thomas Cole (1801-1848) founded the Hudson River School as one of America's premier landscape painters. Cedar Grove, his home in the historic Catskill region, was named a National Historic Site in 1999 and is open to the public today. Visitors can tour the grounds, see rotating exhibitions of Hudson River School art, and learn about the life of Thomas Cole. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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FASNY Museum of Firefighting
FASNY Museum of Firefighting(Hudson)
Owner description: The premiere collection of firefighting objects in the world, featuring over 90 pieces of apparatus on display. Children’s activities include creative play on fire engines... more Owner description: The premiere collection of firefighting objects in the world, featuring over 90 pieces of apparatus on display. Children’s activities include creative play on fire engines, interactive activities and the McCadam Cheese Fire Safety Discovery Room. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Bronck Museum
Bronck Museum(Coxsackie)
Three hundred year old historic (formerly working) farm.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Rive Gauche Bistro
Rive Gauche Bistro
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Crossroads Brewing
Crossroads Brewing
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Ca' MEA
Ca' MEA
Ranked #1 of 90 Restaurants in Hudson
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
BABA Louie's Restaurant
BABA Louie's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 90 Restaurants in Hudson
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, American
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe Le Perche
Cafe Le Perche
Ranked #3 of 90 Restaurants in Hudson
Price: $11 - $30
Cuisines: French, Cafe
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Pollace's Family Vacation Resort
3.0 of 5
Pollace's Family Vacation Resort
$116 - $314
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Catskill
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Catskill Motor Court
Catskill Motor Court
$48 - $75
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Catskill
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Red Ranch Motel
Red Ranch Motel
$58 - $90
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Catskill

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Best Western New Baltimore Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western New Baltimore Inn
$103 - $186
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in West Coxsackie
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The Barlow
The Barlow
$203 - $220
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hudson
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Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course
Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course
$90 - $150
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Greenville

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.