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Marissa’s Guidebook to Poughkeepsie

Andrew And Marissa
Andrew And Marissa
Ble med i 2016
Andrew And Marissa

Marissa’s Guidebook to Poughkeepsie

Sightseeing
Convenient parking lot on Parker Avenue. Stop by Lolita's Pizza after your walk for a bite to eat or drink. Refill your carbs by ordering a local favorite, "Matt's Mac-n-Cheese."
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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
87 Haviland Road
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Convenient parking lot on Parker Avenue. Stop by Lolita's Pizza after your walk for a bite to eat or drink. Refill your carbs by ordering a local favorite, "Matt's Mac-n-Cheese."
Stroll the grounds of the beautiful & historic Vassar College, located just 2 miles from our home. If your stay is over the summer, be sure to also check out one of Vassar's "Powerhouse Theater" productions, free to the public (powerhouse.vassar.edu).
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Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
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Stroll the grounds of the beautiful & historic Vassar College, located just 2 miles from our home. If your stay is over the summer, be sure to also check out one of Vassar's "Powerhouse Theater" productions, free to the public (powerhouse.vassar.edu).
The 200-acre nature preserve and museum is a 5-minute drive from our house and a great location for a leisurely stroll and picnic, or a tour of the unique 1851 Italianate villa (lgny.org).
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Locust Grove Estate
2683 South Road
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The 200-acre nature preserve and museum is a 5-minute drive from our house and a great location for a leisurely stroll and picnic, or a tour of the unique 1851 Italianate villa (lgny.org).
Absolutely beautiful mansion & drivethrough area with picnic benches, parking, and a breathtaking view of the Hudson.
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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
119 Vanderbilt Park Road
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Absolutely beautiful mansion & drivethrough area with picnic benches, parking, and a breathtaking view of the Hudson.
Local park that runs parallel to the Hudson, with close access to downtown Poughkeepsie's local shops and restaurants. A local farmer's market is hosted here on Mondays, June through September from 3-6:30pm. There is also a waterfront elevator brings visitors up to the Walkway over the Hudson.
Upper Landing Park
83 N Water St
Local park that runs parallel to the Hudson, with close access to downtown Poughkeepsie's local shops and restaurants. A local farmer's market is hosted here on Mondays, June through September from 3-6:30pm. There is also a waterfront elevator brings visitors up to the Walkway over the Hudson.
Serene environment and great wine for those in search of a restful afternoon.
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Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
26 Wing Road
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Serene environment and great wine for those in search of a restful afternoon.
The Arts & Entertainment
The Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center (fllac.vassar.edu), features ancient collections along with more contemporary pieces.
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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Avenue
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The Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center (fllac.vassar.edu), features ancient collections along with more contemporary pieces.
The Dia:Beacon Museum, about 30 minutes away, is another great museum for those interested in art. Dia features collections from the 1960's to modern day.
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Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St
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The Dia:Beacon Museum, about 30 minutes away, is another great museum for those interested in art. Dia features collections from the 1960's to modern day.
Historic 1869 Opera House in downtown Poughkeepsie currently hosting music, theater, and arts events. (bardavon.org/upcoming-shows)
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BARDAVON
35 Market Street
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Historic 1869 Opera House in downtown Poughkeepsie currently hosting music, theater, and arts events. (bardavon.org/upcoming-shows)
Local venue hosting concerts and events (midhudsonciviccenter.org)
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
14 Civic Center Plaza
Local venue hosting concerts and events (midhudsonciviccenter.org)
Unique art museum on SUNY New Paltz's campus across the river. For further information and hours head to: https://newpaltz.edu/museum/.
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Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
1 Hawk Drive
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Unique art museum on SUNY New Paltz's campus across the river. For further information and hours head to: https://newpaltz.edu/museum/.
Getting Outdoors
Bannerman Castle is located on Pollepel Island, and offers kayaking tours from Beacon (30 mins) and Cold Spring (40 mins)(bannermancastle.org/kayak-tours). They also host movie nights and theatrical events through the fall (https://bannermancastle.org/tours-and-events/).
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Bannerman Castle
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Bannerman Castle is located on Pollepel Island, and offers kayaking tours from Beacon (30 mins) and Cold Spring (40 mins)(bannermancastle.org/kayak-tours). They also host movie nights and theatrical events through the fall (https://bannermancastle.org/tours-and-events/).
Thirteen-mile trail ideal for biking, running, or walking. Runs from Hopewell Junction, through Poughkeepsie and the Walkway over the Hudson, all the way to Ulster County across the river where you can access an additional 4-miles of the Ulster Rail Trail.
Dutchess Rail Trail
Thirteen-mile trail ideal for biking, running, or walking. Runs from Hopewell Junction, through Poughkeepsie and the Walkway over the Hudson, all the way to Ulster County across the river where you can access an additional 4-miles of the Ulster Rail Trail.
Enjoy the sights of this beautiful waterfall, with only a one-mile hike! Visitors can park at the state park lot across the street for $10.
Awosting Falls
Enjoy the sights of this beautiful waterfall, with only a one-mile hike! Visitors can park at the state park lot across the street for $10.
Over 20,000 acres of beauty and home of the famous Shawangunk Ridge, also known as "the Gunks" amongst climbers. This preserve is about a 40-minute drive from our home over the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
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Minnewaska State Park Preserve
5281 Route 44-55
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Over 20,000 acres of beauty and home of the famous Shawangunk Ridge, also known as "the Gunks" amongst climbers. This preserve is about a 40-minute drive from our home over the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
Barton Orchards has hayrides, haunted house tours, a corn maze, and of course apple and pumpkin picking from September through November. However, they also have a brand new treetop adventures obstacle course and zipline!
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Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane
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Barton Orchards has hayrides, haunted house tours, a corn maze, and of course apple and pumpkin picking from September through November. However, they also have a brand new treetop adventures obstacle course and zipline!
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Kaaterskill Falls
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Food scene
Tasty café five minutes from our home with great options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Won the "Best Hidden Gem Café last year. Their daily specials are always great, so I usually order one of those or the Chipotle Chicken Wrap.
Sugar & Spice Cafe and Spice Catering
2600 South Rd
Tasty café five minutes from our home with great options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Won the "Best Hidden Gem Café last year. Their daily specials are always great, so I usually order one of those or the Chipotle Chicken Wrap.
This family-run deli that's been around for 36 years is a community staple. You will not regret picking up one of Rossi's house favorite paninis or a loaf of fresh Italian bread for dinner.
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Rossi Rosticceria Deli
45 South Clover Street
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This family-run deli that's been around for 36 years is a community staple. You will not regret picking up one of Rossi's house favorite paninis or a loaf of fresh Italian bread for dinner.
Right across the street from Vassar, this local pizzeria offers the best varieties of pizza, including gluten-free crusts and pastas!
Pizzeria Bacio
7 Collegeview Ave
Right across the street from Vassar, this local pizzeria offers the best varieties of pizza, including gluten-free crusts and pastas!
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Mill House Brewing Company
289 Mill Street
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The Best Hudson Valley Downtowns
Poughkeepsie has always been known as the "Queen City of the Hudson River Valley." Along with its incredible history and sites, the downtown area also has some great eats and entertainment. Be sure to check out Pok's own Little Italy, along with the Southside and Union St. Historic Districts.
City of Poughkeepsie
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie has always been known as the "Queen City of the Hudson River Valley." Along with its incredible history and sites, the downtown area also has some great eats and entertainment. Be sure to check out Pok's own Little Italy, along with the Southside and Union St. Historic Districts.
Great food and shopping in Beacon's downtown district. For breakfast or lunch, stop by The Beacon Daily for sandwiches, craft beer, coffee and pie. The brand-new "Hudson Valley Food Hall" is also now open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm. They have a little something for everyone with places featuring Tibetan dumplings, a Sweet Greens-style salad bar, southern BBQ, tacos, and indian wraps. Beacon also has some fantastic coffee, donut, and even smore's shops!
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Beacon
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Great food and shopping in Beacon's downtown district. For breakfast or lunch, stop by The Beacon Daily for sandwiches, craft beer, coffee and pie. The brand-new "Hudson Valley Food Hall" is also now open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm. They have a little something for everyone with places featuring Tibetan dumplings, a Sweet Greens-style salad bar, southern BBQ, tacos, and indian wraps. Beacon also has some fantastic coffee, donut, and even smore's shops!
So many beautiful homes and lovely local shops in this little waterfront town. Must stop by the Cold Spring Depot for a bite to eat, a converted 1893 train depot turned eatery.
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Cold Spring
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So many beautiful homes and lovely local shops in this little waterfront town. Must stop by the Cold Spring Depot for a bite to eat, a converted 1893 train depot turned eatery.
Family Fun
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Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
75 North Water Street
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SplashDown Beach
16 Old Route 9 West
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Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
282 Millbrook School Road
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The Hudson Valley's minor league baseball team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Hudson Valley Renegades
1500 New York 9D
The Hudson Valley's minor league baseball team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays.