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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“See the country place of a 19th century industrialist—astonishing over the top gilded palace designed by McKim, Mead and White. Excellent tours. Near the FDR site, one hour south of Hudson.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“One of our region's most iconic spots. Reopened in 2009, this is the world's longest elevated pedestrian bridge and spans 1.28 miles over the Hudson River from Highland to Poughkeepsie. Visitors can bring their dogs, ride bikes, or just talk a casual walk. The bridge also connects the rail trail system between Dutchess and Ulster counties. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“This is a great family run German restaurant. It is very close to us - about a 5 minute walk away. There is a large deck off the back that provides an amazing sunset view of the Gunks.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Very worth visiting and walking the entire walkway. There are vendors at each end, great history along the way and an incredible view of North/South Hudson River. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Fine American farm to table fine dining at the Buttermilk Falls resort. I'm told it's the best in the County.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Spa
“It's a really beautiful and charming property. They have an animal rescue sanctuary, aviary, and loads of geese! Really great place for kids.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Breakfast sandwiches are good, nice atmosphere here if you are over near Highland.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Highest pedestrian walkway. Views of river up and down. miles of hiking and biking trails. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great for fall apple picking! Pick peaches and other fruits and veggies during the summer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Distillery
“Where Brooklyn Cider House grows it’s apples. Beautiful, walkable farm land. Fresh pizza and grill, delicious cider. Great vibe.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Renovated railroad bridge for pedestrians to walk over the Hudson. Breathtaking views. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Cidery that uses local apples. Their taproom has tours, tastings, a bar and outdoor games. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Terrific family-friendly cafe with reasonably priced lunch, and a kid's playroom upstairs.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This apple Orchard and cider house is five minutes walk from us and is well worth a visit. You can pick apples or sit for a free hard cider tasting before eating their amazing pizzas. Sadly closed during winter, we wish it was open year round!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Longstanding restaurant with high-quality continental fare served with Old World flair in a country setting just several miles from the inn.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

German Restaurant
“This is a great family run German restaurant. It is very close to us - about a 5 minute walk away. There is a large deck off the back that provides an amazing sunset view of the Gunks.”
  • 26 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Fine American farm to table fine dining at the Buttermilk Falls resort. I'm told it's the best in the County.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Spa
“It's a really beautiful and charming property. They have an animal rescue sanctuary, aviary, and loads of geese! Really great place for kids.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Breakfast sandwiches are good, nice atmosphere here if you are over near Highland.”
  • 4 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Terrific family-friendly cafe with reasonably priced lunch, and a kid's playroom upstairs.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Brewery
“This apple Orchard and cider house is five minutes walk from us and is well worth a visit. You can pick apples or sit for a free hard cider tasting before eating their amazing pizzas. Sadly closed during winter, we wish it was open year round!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Longstanding restaurant with high-quality continental fare served with Old World flair in a country setting just several miles from the inn.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Farm-to-table restaurant by a local chef. Menu changes frequently based on what is in season. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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