When you live in a town there inevitably are things that you always think you are going to do or go see, but then you don't. Maybe you wait until there are people from out of town, and then you go and show them.

It wasn't until I was having a discussion with a couple over the weekend who grew up in the area and moved out of state years ago, that I was reminded of all these great things that are available here in the Hudson Valley. When was the last time you did any of the following? Have you ever done them?

Things People From Poughkeepsie Don't Do in Poughkeepsie NY

Poughkeepsie Post Office
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There are a few things that this couple reminded me of including the beautiful murals inside the Poughkeepsie City Post Office on Mansion Street. The art work is absolutely breathtaking. While you are paying a visit to the Post Office, take the time to cross the street and visit the old Poughkeepsie Journal building. 

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What else do people from Poughkeepsie forget to do while living here?

YouTube/Wanda Lauza, Canva/panchoff from Getty Images, The Everett Collection,
YouTube/Wanda Lauza, Canva/panchoff from Getty Images, The Everett Collection,

I think that the historical estates and buildings very often get overlooked. Yes, you can walk across the Mid-Hudson Bridge or the Walkway Over the Hudson, but there are also great trails and walkabouts on the historic properties of the area, and often there are things like craft fairs, car shows and lectures taking place there too.

  • Samuel Morse Estate, Locust Grove Route 9 Poughkeepsie
  • Franklin Roosevelt Estate and Presidential Library
  • Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelts "Estate"
  • The grounds at Vassar College, or the art Museum that is on the campus, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
  • Eat at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park Campus or take a tour of the campus
  • Visit Bannerman Castle, Pollepel Island, via the dock in Beacon NY, open seasonally.

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How many of the above things have you ever done? Give yourself 5 points for each, and pat yourself on the back.

The Only Way To Catch All of These 5 Sites Along The Hudson River

How Can You Experience The View Of All of These 5 Sites Along The Hudson River?

Spending time outdoors in the Hudson Valley is one of my favorite things, I also enjoy exploring different attractions and new experiences.

I took part in the Hudson River Cruises Sunset Cruise out of Ulster County, NY. Being on the Hudson River, seeing historical sites and soaking in the fresh, summer air was uplifting.

This is the only way that history buffs, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can experience these 5 sites along the Hudson River.

Take a look at what can be experienced along this cruise.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

5 Must See Scenic Drives In The Hudson Valley

When was the last time that you took the scenic route or the back road? There's something so peaceful about taking in the views of the beautiful farmland and the smells of fresh grass with the windows down. 

The next time that you're out for a drive, take one of these scenic routes to capture the beauty of the area that we get to call home.


Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

3 Immersive Wizard of Oz Attractions in New York

Even though time has passed, The Wizard of Oz movie lives on through musicals and plays, museums and hotels. Fast forward to 2023, there are places within New York state that Oz lovers can soak up the information, excitement and memories of this 1939 movie.

Here Are 3 Wizard Of Oz Attractions That You Must See In New York

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