Buckle up! We have seven road trips that you’re going to want to gas up for this summer. Venture over the Hudson, discover the state’s rich history, and indulge your inner adrenaline junkie all in the sprawling countryside of the Empire State. Pack your bags and head out for these exciting day trips in Upstate New York!
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Your Guide to Day Trips in Upstate New York
New York State is flowing with mountainscapes, rushing rivers, vast farmlands, and so much to see and do. Plan your next adventure with our guide to day trips in Upstate New York!
See the Hudson from a bird’s eye view at Walkway Over the Hudson. The reconstructed walking bridge is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. The bridge connects the towns of Poughkeepsie and Highland, and the area offers some of the best local shopping and dining in the state.
Olana Historic Site
Perched atop a Greenport hillside, towering over the wooded Hudson area below is Olana Historic Site. The mansion was once home to Hudson Valley artist Frederic Church. Its mix of Persian and Victorian style is considered to be his masterpiece. Spark your inner artist with a visit to this mesmerizing home.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Museum
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is located on the 16-acre Hyde Park. The library is home to thousands of books, photographs, film, and recordings from the President’s time in office. Visit during your next trip to the Hudson and discover the untold story of The Great Depression and The New Deal.
Chances are you’ve heard the spooky tales of the legend of Sleepy Hollow, but have you experienced it for yourself? Discover the headless horseman for your self when you tour through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery!
Playland Amusement Park
Take a trip back in time at Playland Amusement Park. The park is one of the oldest on the Long Island Sound and is sure to leave you with a feeling of nostalgia. It boasts thrill rides, mini-golf, beaches, live entertainment, and so much more. Be a kid again when you visit Playland!
New York State Museum
Visit the New York State Museum and discover everything you ever wanted to know about the great Empire State. From the ancient animals that used to roam what’s now the bustling New York City to a touching exhibit honoring the tragedy of 9/11, you’ll want to plan to spend the day at the museum.
Mohonk Mountain House
Mohonk Mountain House is the perfect spot to shred some snow in the winter and unwind lakeside during the summer. The resort offers everything from exciting horseback riding and axe throwing to a stunning golf course and five-star spa, and everything in between.
Set Your Bags at Saint Hubert’s Lodge
Why not turn your Upstate New York day trip into a Hudson Valley weekend getaway? Come back to Saint Hubert’s Lodge for the most comfortable and relaxing accommodations in the Valley. Book your stay in the Escape Suite and enjoy a plush queen-size bed, private bunk room, cozy sitting area, and a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.
Make Saint Hubert’s Lodge your destination! We have everything you need for the perfect vacation right here on our property. Reserve our Stay and Play Package and have a blast learning the sport of sporting clays. Hike the lush apple orchard and explore the ponds and wooded areas. We can’t wait to welcome you to Saint Hubert’s Lodge!