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New York State Bridge Authority Rip Van Winkle Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Rip Van Winkle Region Points of Interest
 Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.

The Rip Van Winkle Bridge crosses the Hudson River at Catskill and is part of N.Y. State Route 23 which is a direct connection between the Taconic State Parkway and the New York State Thruway. The bridge is 5,041 feet long and was opened to traffic July 2,1935.

RIP VAN WINKLE REGION

 

26.  The Rip Van Winkle Trail: State Route 23-A is also known as the scenic and historic route in the Catskill Mountains area.
27.  Palenville: Here is the legendary home of Washington Irving‘s famous character Rip Van Winkle.
28.  Haines Falls: Situated at the head of spectacular Kaaterskill Cove.
29.  Hudson: The city was named for Henry Hudson. It is the third oldest city in the state-once the home port of the whaling industry operated by New Englanders following the Revolutionary War.
30.  Coxsackie: Close by is the Bronch House built in 1663 which contains an interesting collection of fine Revolutionary period silverware…
31.  Kinderhook: Birthplace of President Martin Van Buren. Of interest is the House of History, an elegantly furnished residence of the early Federal era.
32.  Old Chatham: Nearby is the Shaker Museum, a compound of six separate buildings which hold exhibits of the Shaker sect.

New York State Bridge Authority Kingston Rhinecliff Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Kingston Rhinecliff Region Points of Interest
 Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.

The Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge crosses the Hudson River about three miles north of the city of Kingston. N.Y. State Route 199 crosses the Kingston- Rhinecliff Bridge and makes a connection by way of this route with the Taconic State Parkway and the New York State Thruway. Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge is 7,793 feet long and was opened to traffic February 2,1957.
KINGSTON-RHINECLIFF REGION

21.       Kingston: “Gateway to the Catskills.” Of special interest is the Senate House (1676) where the state Senate met in its first session in 1777. Also of interest are the Old Dutch Church, and statues of Hudson, Clinton and Stuyvesant.
22.       Hurley: Quaint 18th century colonial village. The Van Deusen House served as the temporary capitol of New York in 1777 which is worthwhile.
23.       The Onteora Trail: Scenic State Route 28 along the north shore of Ashokan Reservoir (main source of New York City water) leads to the Catskill Mountains.
24.       Pine Hill: Near here is the New York State Conservation Department Belleayre Mtn. Chair Lift, up the side of 3420 ft. Mt. Belleayre-from this vantage point sweeping views of the Catskills may be obtained.
25.       Rhinebeck: Commercial Violet-anemone-delphinium growing center. The Beekman Arms believed to be the oldest hotel in the U.S. was established here in 1700.

New York State Bridge Authority Mid Hudson Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Mid Hudson Region Points of Interest
 Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.

The Mid-Hudson Bridge crosses the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie and is part of U.S. Route 44 and N.Y. State Route 55. Mid-Hudson Bridge is connected on the east to the Taconic State Parkway by both Routes 44 and 55 and with the New York State Thruway on the west by Routes 9W and 299.

MID HUDSON REGION
15.       Wappinger’s Falls: Town is named for the spectacular cascade nearby.
16.       New Paltz: A group of Huguenot field houses are clustered here overlooking the Wallkill River. Here too are the Jean Hasbrouck House built in 1712 and the College at New Paltz, part of the State University.
17.       Poughkeepsie: State capital from 1777 to 1797. The Federal Constitution was ratified here in 1788. Other interesting places are the Clinton House built in 1767, ~home of the first governor and famous Vassar College.
18.       Hyde Park: The Franklin D. Roosevelt Nat’l Historic Site, birthplace, home and grave of the 32nd President, and the Vanderbilt Nat’l Historic Site, a pretentious 50-room marble mansion are most interesting.
19.       Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park: Complete out-door recreation facilities.
20.       Mills State Park: The Ogden Mills Mansion, 65-room building of French Renaissance style, with complete furnishings is an outstanding landmark.

New York State Bridge Authority Bear Mountain Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Bear Mountain Region Points of Interest

Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)

Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.

 


BEAR MOUNTAIN REGION

The Bear Mountain Bridge crosses the Hudson River south of West Point. It is part of U.S. Route 6 and 202. The Bear Mountain Bridge is a direct connection to Bear Mountain Park which is a major recreational area in southern New York State. Bear Mountain Bridge is 2,257 feet long and was opened to traffic November 26, 1924.
  
1.  Stony Point Battle Reservation: Here General “Mad” Anthony Wayne stormed and captured A British post. Historical Museum of interest.
2.  Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks: Perkin’s Memorial Drive to the top of Bear Mountain, offers sweeping panoramas of the Hudson River and the Highlands. Complete recreational facilities for all outdoor sports are available.
3.  Forts Clinton and Montgomery: These two forts were part of a historic plan to defend the Hudson River against the British fleet during the days of the Revolutionary War.
4.  West Point: The U.S. Military Academy was founded here in 1802 to train officers for the Army. On a hill dominating the 16,000 acre reservation is Cadet Chapel. Restored Ft. Putnam, Battle Monument, Trophy Point and the Plains are of interest.
5.  Monroe: Old Museum Village of Smith’s Cove is a historical enterprise-it has almost endless variety in the thousands of items shown in more than 20 buildings.
6.  Goshen: The Hall of Fame of the Trotter is a museum dedicated to harness racing, over 100 trotting prints by Currier and Ives.

7.  Tarrytown: In the area are Sunnyside, home of Washington Irving; Philipsburg Manor, home of F. Philipse, built in 1683; and Dutch Reformed (Sleepy Hollow) Church, recently converted into a Nat’l Historic Site.

8.  Graymoor Village: Of interest is the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.

New York State Bridge Authority Points of Interest

Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.
The Hudson Valley has had a long and influential history -its history-its beauty has been well known to travellers for generations. Along the shores of the Hudson River are many places whose memories go back to Henry Hudson or “Rip Van Winkle.” Here too are fabulous playgrounds, rich in entertainment. Listed below are some of the places recommended for the traveller to visit.