Olana State Historic Site

Hudson, New York

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Walk in the footsteps of some of America’s most celebrated artists and see the view that inspired the Hudson River School of painting. An energetic walk through the grounds of this nineteenth-centur y mansion provides some of the most stunning views of the Hudson River that you can find anywhere along the waterway’s length. Each bend in the trail reveals another sweeping landscape with the river in the background, and even the crush of modern development and technology cannot mar the view enough to discourage you from enjoying these expanses. In addition, the path takes you through the well- maintained and carefully selected plantings in Olana’s lovely gardens, displaying a variety of native flowers as well as some beautiful and unusual exotic plants. As if all of this loveliness were not enough to make this a worthwhile hike, your exploration of Olana provides a 343-foot change in elevation, making this an excellent cardio hike as well as one that will make you want to linger.
Hiking through History New York

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Hiking through History New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Walk in the footsteps of some of America’s most celebrated artists and see the view that inspired the Hudson River School of painting.

An energetic walk through the grounds of this nineteenth-centur y mansion provides some of the most stunning views of the Hudson River that you can find anywhere along the waterway’s length. Each bend in the trail reveals another sweeping landscape with the river in the background, and even the crush of modern development and technology cannot mar the view enough to discourage you from enjoying these expanses. In addition, the path takes you through the well- maintained and carefully selected plantings in Olana’s lovely gardens, displaying a variety of native flowers as well as some beautiful and unusual exotic plants.

As if all of this loveliness were not enough to make this a worthwhile hike, your exploration of Olana provides a 343-foot change in elevation, making this an excellent cardio hike as well as one that will make you want to linger.

© 2016 Randi Minetor /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hudson
Distance: 1.4
Elevation Gain: 343 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Olana State Historic Site, 5720 NY 9G, Hudson 12534; (518) 828-0135; olana.org
Local Maps: Available online at olana.org/visit_tours.php
Driving Directions: Directions to Olana State Historic Site

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