The Hudson River Valley is steeped with history and considered to be the most scenic river on the east coast.
The Hudson River was named after an English explorer, Henry Hudson in 1609, while searching for a shortcut to China.
Stretching 315 miles from the Adirondack Mountains to the Upper New York Bay, the Hudson River was viewed as treacherous and inhospitable but allowed settlers to create a lucrative fur trade.
The river was also the scene of numerous battles and played a pivotal role in winning the Revolutionary War.
George Washington decided to fortify the river, used to transport troops and supplies, and strategically created West Point high on the plateau of the Hudson River’s west bank.
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