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Hudson River Journey: Images from Lake Tear of the Clouds to New York Harbor

Hudson River Journey: Images from Lake Tear of the Clouds to New York Harbor

By Hardie Truesdale (author/photographer) and Joanne Michaels

This photo collection is unique in that is also a well written travel guide that will enable readers access to the stunning landscapes pictured in this book. Starting with Lake Tear of the Clouds, the book narrates readers down the Hudson River till its end at New York City. The author and photographer of this book, Hardie Truesdale, has had shows at galleries throughout the country and has been published by several naturalist-focused organizations. Joanne Michaels also adds to this book by offering her seasoned advice as a long time lover and promoter of the Hudson River Valley. Ninety-five of Truesdale’s images, which capture the inspiration and beauty of the historic river are printed here.

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Paths Along the Hudson: A Guide to Walking and Biking

Paths Along the Hudson: A Guide to Walking and Biking

By Jeffrey Perls

In this excellent guide, Jeffrey Perls describes the culture, history, nature, and recreation opportunities of the historic and inspirational Hudson River Area. This book, after extensive background describing the natural, historical, and contemporary landscapes, describes over sixty walks in eight different regions along the Hudson River. The guide is a practical but comprehensive book that will enable readers to access some of the Hudson’s most beautiful terrain. Jeffrey Perls is a freelance writer along with an environmental activist and guide on outings.

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Weekend Walks in Dutchess and Putnam Counties: A Guide to History and Nature in the Eastern Hudson Valley

Weekend Walks in Dutchess and Putnam Counties: A Guide to History and Nature in the Eastern Hudson Valley

By Peggy Turco

Weekend Walks in Dutchess and Putnam Counties offers a variety of walks for the novice hiker, allowing them to experience some of New York State’s most beautiful landscapes as well as experience historically and architecturally important areas. The book’s walks are described through thirty-eight easy to read maps accompanied by descriptive and introductory text including history and natural highlights, mileage, and time allotments. There are also thirty black and white photographs to illustrate these walks.

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The Hudson Valley: A Cultural Guide

The Hudson Valley: A Cultural Guide

By Alliance for the Arts, edited by Benjamin Swett

Published in celebration of Henry Hudson’s first voyage on the river that bears his name 400 years ago, The Hudson Valley: A Cultural Guide is a celebration of the arts of the Hudson River area from Staten Island to Lake George. The book features the well known cultural sites including museums and historic homes, along with the lesser-known treasures- small gardens, obscure architectural masterpieces, local theater groups, small loges, and local musicians. The book includes sixty color photographs to accompany its vast wealth of cultural opportunities available in this large region. The Alliance for the Arts is a private advocacy organization that promotes the art of New York City and New York State through cultural guides and calendars.

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Hudson River Valley (Moon Handbooks)

Hudson River Valley (Moon Handbooks)

By Nikki Goth Itoi

With must see lists and city maps, this guide book is a good and inclusive book for the person interested in vising the Hudson River Valley. This guidebook contains daytrips, weekend trips, tours geared to specific interests and thirty-eight easy to use and detailed maps. The book itself is graphically pleasing and easy to maneuver, and the firsthand accounts of Nikki Goth Itoi are informative, strategic, and at times humorous. This book is a good companion for a trip to this wonderful area.

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The Hudson Valley Book: A Complete Guide

The Hudson Valley Book: A Complete Guide

By Evelyn Kanter

The Hudson Valley Book: A Complete Guide makes a good reference book for someone seeking to do research before traveling to the historic Hudson River Valley. Organized by category of interest (eg. lodging, food, arts, mansions, shopping), the book gives information on the major attractions the Hudson River Valley has to offer. Evelyn Kanter, who resides in Manhattan, is a contributor to many guide books and other publications as well as a producer and reporter for CBS News Radio and ABC News. Her love for the Hudson River Valley shows in this meticulously researched book.

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Insiders' Guide to the Hudson River Valley

Insiders' Guide to the Hudson River Valley

By Sheila Buff

Since the Hudson River Valley is steeped in history, art, culture, and natural beauty, it makes a great location to visit on holiday. This guide provides all the information needed to experience the Hudson River Valley. It includes details on antique and boutique shopping, hiking and biking trails, kayaking points, festivals and events, museums and historic sites, as well as essential information like child-friendly locations, healthcare options, and education venues. Sheila Buff has been a longtime resident of the town of Milan in the mid-Hudson Valley and is an author of several other books.

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The Hudson Valley & Catskill Mountains: Includes Saratoga Springs & Albany

The Hudson Valley & Catskill Mountains: Includes Saratoga Springs & Albany

By Joanne Michaels

The seventh edition of this informative guide book is updated with heaps of information on the Hudson Valley. This guide book is unique because it compiles independent reserach by people who have experienced the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains areas. It is also backed up by Joanne Michaels, former editor of the Hudson Valley Magazine as well as host of the New York State area syndicated Joanne Michaels Show, who provides an expansive collection of personal information on the attractions of this popular travel destination. The New York Daily News writes “Many guides claim to be ‘insider’ takes on travel, but few deliver truly out-of-the-ordinary info. This one does.”

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The Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River Valley: From Saratoga Springs to New York City

The Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River Valley: From Saratoga Springs to New York City

By Tim Mulligan

The Traveler’s Guide to the Hudson River Valley: From Saratoga Springs to New York City is just that, a great and comprehensive guide book. This excellent and most trusted book provides copious information on the attractions of the Hudson River Valley, from historic homes, to stunning landscapes, wineries, and many other fascination options to satisfy a traveler seeking to explore this unique historic region. The book also includes walking and driving tours of all the cities, villages, and trails that have something to offer an interested traveler. Tim Mulligan is the author of several other guide books, including one on Connecticut and another on Virginia, but this one is special as New York State has been his lifelong home. The writing is candid and amusing and informs one of the best that the Hudson River Valley has to offer.

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