New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 33

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY Spectacular SCENERY. Home to Revolutionary War, historic artists, FDR, FARM-TO-TABLE dining, CRAFT beverages. Starting points: Yonkers, New Rochelle, Croton-Harmon, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff and Hudson. see map pages 8-9 Walkway Over the Hudson WHAT’S NEAR THE STATION WHAT’S NEW Stockade National Historic District (above) Uptown Kingston boasts new restaurants, bars and shops amid four centuries of architecture. From RHI Station: 14.3 miles car The Amsterdam Rhinebeck’s newest restaurant: New American comfort food in a restored Colonial home. From RHI Station: 2.3 miles car Cantina Lobos New in Pelham: Local, sustainable, Asian/Mexican fare served with Manhattan ambiance. From NRO Station: 2 miles car; 36 minute walk; 8 minute bus Walkway Over the Hudson Walk, cycle or skate 1.28 miles over the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Highland. From POU Station: 0.5 miles car; 9 minute walk Olana State Historic Site (above) Hudson River School of Painting star Frederic Edwin Church’s home, studio and grounds. From HUD Station: 5.2 miles car Van Cortlandt Manor Tour the home of one of the American Revolution’s most prominent patriot families. From CRT Station: .5 miles car; 9 minute walk WHAT’S NOT TO MISS The Science Barge (above) A floating farm and science museum demonstrates renewable energy and sustainable food production. From YNY Station: 2 minute car; 475-ft. walk Mohonk Mountain House A Victorian castle resort perched on a lake, nestled within 40,000 acres of pristine woodlands. From POU Station: 17.6 miles car OMI International Art Center Art and performance gallery, artists and writers’ colony and outdoor sculpture field in Ghent. From HUD Station: 10.1 miles car VISIT NEWYORKBYRAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION LOCALLY MADE Culinary Institute of America-trained chef Bryan Graham and his wife Dahlia left their careers in New York City to return to their native Hudson Valley and start a chocolate company in 2008. Because they needed to stand out from other chocolatiers, they began making their chocolate from scratch, using raw cacao beans purchased directly from South American farmers. Roasting cacao beans is arduous process, so they built a miniature chocolate factory in their apartment to learn how. Today their company, Fruition Chocolate, creates international, award-winning, single-source chocolate bars that are sold around the world as well as at their factory in Shokan and shop in Woodstock. New York By Rail | 31