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Hudson Valley time to kill

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Hudson Valley time to kill

two couples have two plus hours to kill between a wedding and the reception...considering renting a towncar w/ driver and "cruising" the Hudson Valley...but not sure what we'd get out of it...on a Saturday, early in May, dressed up, so no hiking; on our way to eat and drink, so no food; reception at a fancy mansion, so don't need to tour that....what would we see ? can we drive through USMA ? can we drive by (within photo distance of) big mansions without doing the tour ? two hundred bucks to just drive around ? but what else would we do for two hours ? go back to the hotel ? begin drinking ?

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1. Re: Hudson Valley time to kill

What you can do will depend quite a bit on where the wedding and reception take place. Since you only have two hours you could check out West Point and Storm King Highway, but not also FDR and Vanderbuilt Mansions.

It is not hiking, but you could do the Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie.

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2. Re: Hudson Valley time to kill

You cannot drive through the USMA, but the tours are very good.

There are cruises on the Hudson that show you the backs of some mansion.

Storm King is wonderful, and you could ride the tram.

It would be helpful to know where you're starting from.

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3. Re: Hudson Valley time to kill

Actually you can drive on the grounds of West Point on days when special events are being held such as a cadet parade. You can visit the Museum at other times.

This is why it is important when people ask for advise they give as much detail as possible. Very difficult to give help when you do not know where people are going to be or what the exact time and dates involved are.

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4. Re: Hudson Valley time to kill

2 hours is not a lot of time. There may be something you could do nearby, but you haven't indicated where you will be.

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5. Re: Hudson Valley time to kill

It is always difficult to give real help with things like this when you don't have all of the facts. The OP could be anywhere from Albany to Yonkers at least.

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6. Re: Hudson Valley time to kill

Where are the wedding and reception?

I'm surprised the couple getting married didn't provide any info given the extra time before the reception.

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7. Re: Hudson Valley time to kill

Why do so many people post questions and then never clear up matters that could help people answer them?

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