Vassar College

Hudson Valley fall foliage

Attractions in the Hudson Valley

Vassar is located in the middle of the Hudson Valley, a 150-mile stretch between New York City and Albany. It’s about as “storied” a place as we have in America. Remember Ichabod Crane and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? That story is set in Tarrytown, at the southern end of the valley. And Rip Van Winkle? In the Catskills, across the river. The Roosevelts and the Vanderbilts had mansions in Hyde Park, just up the river. Mark Twain was a frequent visitor at Olana, the home of landscape artist Frederic Church, near the town of Hudson. The famous naturalist John Burroughs lived in the mid-Hudson Valley at Slabsides. This is what the tourist brochures mean when they say “rich in history.”

Area Information

124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604