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Hudson Byways - A Blog From The River Towns

Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum

Historic Hudson River Towns is working closely with the Friends of the Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum  to revive the idea of creating a museum in some old buildings at Sing Sing that would tell the story of the prison's role in the history of American penitentiaries. Interested? Come to an event at the Ossining Public Library on Friday, June 15, at 6:30 pm, that will kick-off efforts to raise funds for going forward with the museum idea.

Halloween and Fall along the Hudson

With Washington Irving's story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," providing the perfect autumnal setting and a scary story of the famed Headless Horseman, the Village of Sleepy Hollow and envrions has become Halloween Central in these parts.  Did you know that the HH threw a pumpkin at poor Ichabod Crane?  What a perfect tie-in to Halloween!  Residents of the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hol

Spring is coming, right?

Spring is such a wonderful time in the Hudson Valley!  I just wish it would get here!  I see daffodil spears shooting up -- when will they open up into those bright yellow blooms that mean spring has arrived?  Soon we should be seeing that yellow-green mist on the trees that means they are about to leaf out.  I'm so tired of the drab grey-browns of winter and oh so ready for

A Hudson Valley Weekend

Sometimes people who are not familiar with the Hudson Valley have a hard time figuring it out.  It’s so long and so chock-a-block full of things to see and do!  What’s the best way to enjoy it without getting stressed by too much driving?  My suggestion is to focus on one area at a time, rather than trying to see it all.

Summer Sunset on the River

Although last Friday didn’t seem like the perfect day to take a cruise on the Hudson River, we refused to let the rain dampen our spirits. As soon as the thunderstorm passed we headed out of the south dock on West Point for a river cruise on the USMA ferry boat, hosted by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network.


Summertime on the river is a wondrous thing!  You haven't really felt the majesty or the power of the Hudson until you have been out on it in some kind of watercraft.  The other day we were sitting by the river at Garrison admiring the view of West Point across the way.  As we surveyed the scene, a tugboat pushed a huge barge northward, a family came by in kayacks, sail boats dri

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's time for mulled cider, cozy fires, warm clothing and hearty foods.  The Hudson Valley is getting all dressed up for the holidays - come, visit, enjoy!

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Welcome to Hudson Byways, the new blog coming to you from Historic Hudson River Towns! Our aim is to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening along the banks of the mighty Hudson River. Our membership is open to all the riverfront communities, from Yonkers to Albany, but our site, includes a lot of regional information as well, which we hope proves useful to you.

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