Poughkeepsie is situated on the banks of the Hudson River, which is only a short ride from New York. The Culinary Institute of America and Vassar College is located close to one another which gives people a chance to enjoy fine dining and the best of boutiques. The two spots of the city, namely Main Mall Row and the Main Street of Poughkeepsie are registered in the National Register of Historic Places. The 22 surrounding parks help people to relax from their hectic city life.
Walkway Over Hudson State Historic Park
The park overlooks the Hudson River Valley and is situated in the Poughkeepsie’s historic district. We take a stroll here during sunset to enjoy nature’s beauty and is a must see for people who visit Poughkeepsie. The park was set up in the 1880’s and was transformed into the world’s highest footbridge. In the year 2009, the park was open to the public. It gives a good feeling when you look at it.
This is a beautiful museum as well as a nature preserve placed in an Italianate villa. This is yet another spot to take a relaxed stroll, especially in the early hours of the morning. It is a real gem with household items and artifacts with a lovely ground.
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Centre
I love art galleries, and this is by far one of the best I have seen to date. You will find beautiful paintings done by local artists here. The areas are highly spacious and beautifully designed by renowned architects such as Cesar Pelli. If you are an art lover like me, you will fall in love with this place and visit more frequently.
Sprout Creek Farm
We have visited this farm several times, and it’s an ideal place for animal lovers. There are cows, goats, turkeys, chickens, pigs, and cats. It is a best outdoor experience for you and your entire family.