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Spend a late summer day in the Hudson Valley! Relax your way up to Beacon from NYC where we’ll hike Mount Beacon to work up an appetite and take in the views. Denning’s Point Distillery will show us the ins and outs of spirit brewing with a tour and tasting. Hudson Valley Brewery will serve up the finest in their locally made brews, and Beacon’s vibrant dining scene will be our last stop before heading back the the city.
The Hudson Valley teems with history and hops! Take the bus from NYC to Eleanor Roosevelt’s lovely home, Val Kill Cottage, the only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady. Enjoy a gourmet, locally sourced boxed lunch on the lovely grounds. Then we’re off to tour the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), the Springwood Estate. Afterwards, we’ll head to Hyde Park Brewery for a brewery tour, beer sampler and a gourmet dinner before heading back to the city.
Make your own itinerary! Plot your own day’s adventure on a hop on/off looping shuttle that picks you up at the Beacon Station and drops off at a variety of local pick-your-own Dutchess fruit farms. Revel in the fall foliage and apple orchards of the Hudson Valley! The bus will make stops at Fishkill Farms, Meadowbrook Farm, and Sprout Creek Farm, where you can spend your own time exploring fall harvest festivities in full swing, go apple picking, pet farm animals galore, and sample delicious local bites and sips.
Our hop on/off looper shuttles will meet you at the station on both days so you can make a day trip or a whole weekend getaway out of your journey! Explore the culinary mecca and historic town of Rhinebeck and visit the bountiful pick-your-own berry and fruit farms of Dutchess County. Pending fruit availability, stops could include Greig Farm, Rose Hill Farm and Mead Orchards. Pick blueberries, peaches and more to your heart’s content. Plus, explore the friendly petting zoo and stocked farm market at Kesicke Farm.
Select your own Dutchess farm fresh stops via our hop on/off looper shuttles! The shuttle will run on both days so you can plan your own day trip or weekend itinerary! Take in the warm breeze of early June while visiting the charming Village of Millerton. Explore McEnroe Organic Farm, its garden and cider bar; sample award-winning wines at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery or Cascade Mountain Winery; tap into sweet samples and learn about maple syrup-making at Soukup Farms; or sign up for an animal sanctuary tour at Lucky Orphan’s Horse Rescue.