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Amtrak Train Stop: Rhinecliff-Kingston Station (RHI)
Plan your next trip by train and experience the excitement of the Hudson River Valley in Rhinebeck, NY.
Situated amid lush rolling hills and 19th-century Hudson River estates, Rhinebeck evinces a steady and peaceful charm. With its compact village center, it's a great place for strolling about and effortlessly gliding between the old and the new.
When it comes to dining, you'll find a wide range of excellent restaurants in Rhinebeck. Choose from Mediterranean, Japanese, Thai, Italian, French, American and so much more. Dine at Terrapin, often designated the "Best Restaurant in Dutchess County" and in the Hudson Valley; or skip straight to dessert at Rhinebeck's Artigiani Del Gelato or Holy Cow Ice Cream in nearby Red Hook.
America' oldest operating inn, The Beekman Arms, is still dispensing victuals and offering a night's rest. The Rhinecliff, just a few steps from the train station, is a lot younger. The stunning boutique hotel has made its way onto National Geographic magazine's list of Must Visit Hotels, while its al fresco waterfront dining and great bar have made it a favorite with the locals.
6.7 miles, 14 min. drive from Rhinecliff-Kingston Amtrak station
This "living" museum of antique aviation presents one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, many of which regularly take to the air during weekend air shows, scheduled from June through mid-October. The Saturday shows chronicle the History of Flight with Pioneer, World War I and Lindenbergh-era aircraft taking to the skies. If the winds are calm they may even fly their 1909 Bleriot, the oldest flying aircraft in the United States. The Sunday shows feature a World War I dogfight plus Barnstorming Aircraft. Visitors to the Aerodrome can become passengers too, and see the beauty of New York's historic Hudson Valley from the air in a classic 1929 New Standard open-cockpit biplane! The rides book quickly, so come early. Oldrhinebeck.org
7.6 miles, 14 min. drive
Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson was built in 1804 by Janet Livingston Montgomery, widow of the first general officer Richard Montgomery who was killed in the American Revolution. Tour the 368-acre National Historic Landmark and its formal gardens, as well as its neoclassical-style mansion. Hudsonvalley.org
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