Program & Walks
Directions & Maps
From Barbara Plume, Area Attractions Chair
NEMF2010 will feature outside recreational activities to
please families of all ages and interests.
Bring the children! Where else
can you find a dude ranch www.pinegroveranch.com
For those interested in history, Hyde Park offers a
wealth of museums and estates open to public. Historic Hyde Park website provides
information on Franklin D. Roosevelt home, Eleanor Roosevelt Center, FDR
library, and Vanderbilt mansion.
And for those interested in yard sales, they abound in the area.
Opening Parade, Walkway Over the Hudson
Visit New York’s newest State Park. Walkway Over the Hudson State Park www.walkway.org is located on The Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge, a marvel of 19th century Industrial Revolution engineering. Opened to the public on October 3, 2009, this unique scenic attraction is bracketed by nature trails, museums, restaurants, shops and restrooms.
For art and architecture buffs both children and adults, Opus 40 & Quarryman’s Museum in Saugerties (near Woodstock) www.opus40.org is a truly unique 6-acre sculpture built in an abandoned bluestone quarry. The Quarryman’s Museum preserves the stone working and farming tools of the 19th century.
Although a bit of a drive from Kerhonkson, Olana in Hudson is a visit sure to leave a
lasting impression. An estate built by the Hudson River School artist Frederick
Church in mid 19th
century, it provides one of the most spectacular
views of the Hudson and a well-preserved building in a unique mix of Italian and
The bounty of
the Hudson Valley is evident at the farms and farm markets in our area.
Local families continue to farm the land and grow the freshest, most
mouth-watering produce you will find anywhere!
New Paltz is astonishingly rich in the tradition of harvest, with a wonderful variety of farming and food production stretching from early summer to Christmas. Bring your family to delight in visits to our farms and farm-stands.
The Hudson Valley has long been a travel destination,
both for its well-preserved Colonial history and for its accessible Catskill
mountain scenery. The whole family can
find something to enjoy in the cities and towns, as well as in its many parks
and natural areas.
When you have
filled your baskets with mushrooms and head for home, stop by the
Hudson River Garlic Festival in Saugerties, NY to stock up on the
garlic you'll need to complement those 'shrooms. The festival is
running on Saturday and Sunday. For more information got to www.hvgf.org