When you want to get away from it all without traveling too far from the New York City metropolitan area, a trip to the Hudson Valley is in order. The Hudson Valley is located along the shore of the scenic Hudson River, and it spans from Troy and Albany to Yonkers. When you make the decision to stay in a Hudson Valley vacation home, you will have everything you need for a great getaway right at your fingertips. Many vacation rental homes are thoughtfully equipped with everything from a deck or patio to a parking area, a kitchen and spacious bedrooms.
Many who make the journey to the Hudson Valley area want to spend time outdoors with nature, and there are many parks located close to your Hudson rental home that give you the opportunity to spend time getting back in touch with nature. A few of the many parks that are located along the river's shoreline or close to it include the Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park, Hudson Highlands, Tallman Mountain State Park, Blauvelt State Park, Hook Mountain State Park, High Tor State Park, Croton Point Park and others.
Golfing is a popular pastime in the Hudson Valley area, and there are many golf courses that are located just a short drive from your Tivoli area home. This includes private and public golf courses, and you can make reservations for tee times for the golf courses that you are interested in playing at. Some of the golf courses that you can have fun playing at include the Sunningdale Country Club, the Saint Andrew's Golf Club, the Ardsley Curling Club, the Elmwood Country Club, the Knollwood Country Club and several dozen others.
The Hudson Valley is a premier winemaking area in the northeastern region of the United States, and you can explore the area on your own by taking a self-guided tour of the Wine Trail. There are also guided tours and excursions that you can sign up for on the dates of your trip. Some of the many wineries in the region include the Annadale Cidery, the Applewood Winery, the Cascade Mountain Winery, Enlightenment Wines, the Demarest Hill Winery, Harvest Spirits, Mountain View Winery, Oak Summit Vineyard and dozens of others. If you love wine, you can spend many wonderful days exploring all that these and other wineries have to offer.
The Hudson Valley is a large region that spans from north to south with changes in elevation, and this means that the climate and weather conditions can vary greatly. However, much of the area has a humid continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm, wet summer months. The area receives approximately 60 inches of snowfall and 40 inches of rainfall per year. High temperatures range from the 30s in the winter to the 80s in the summer, and low temperatures range from the teens in the winter to the 70s in the summer.
The Hudson Valley begins in the New York City metropolitan area in the town of Yonkers and extends northwards along Interstate 87, Highway 9 and the Taconic State Parkway. Many people will fly into one of the airports serving the New York City area and drive northward along one of these roadways to explore the region. You can also fly into the Albany airport and travel southwards. Keep in mind that there are attractions on both sides of the river that you can explore, so you may plan to spend several days or longer getting to know the area.