Top 10 Things to do in Pleasant Valley, United States

December 11, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Pleasant Valley is a town in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 9,672 at the 2010 census. The town is centrally located in the county, northeast of the city of Poughkeepsie. U.S. Route 44 passes through the town.
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1. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917 +1 845-486-7770
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5 based on 1 reviews

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Historic site features the home and estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Springwood, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the only Presidential Library used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941.The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs.

Reviewed By MikeyBoy12804 - Queensbury, New York

FDR looms large in 20th Century history and this is a great place to see how he and his family lived away from Washington DC.

2. Innisfree Gardens

Tyrell Road, Millbrook, NY 12545 +1 845-677-8000
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4.5 based on 176 reviews

Innisfree Gardens

Private garden of 1930s heiress now open to public.

Reviewed By YorkieMummy - York, UK

I really liked this place. It really is very beautiful and peaceful. We went with a range of ages including kids from 7-15 but we all enjoyed it. Not much to do except enjoy the scenery; ramble about; eat picnics and generally relax - but that is it's charm.

3. Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1926 +1 845-834-2867
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is a 19th century railroad bridge transformed into the world's longest elevated pedestrian park.

Reviewed By Miguelstvz - Weehawken, New Jersey

My Family and I just did the Walkway Over The Hudson River. It was great. A fantastic and relaxing view of the Hudson River. Somehow this beautiful walk gave me some time to meditate and I felt some type of melancholy about life and goals ( achievements that I personally need to adquire ). Kind of strange. Maybe because the cloudy day. Anyways, if you get a chance to visit this place please do it. You won't regret it

4. Blue Sky Balloons

1697 Salt Point Turnpike, Salt Point, NY 12578-2324
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5 based on 20 reviews

Blue Sky Balloons

Reviewed By mets_gator - Yorktown Heights, New York

My wife had "won" a balloon-ride gift certificate at a charity silent auction quite a while ago and Bill Hughes (the pilot/owner of Blue Sky Balloons) was very accommodating in scheduling the ride after the expiration date. Customer service is very important and Bill did us right! We scheduled the ride for sunrise on October 22. I thought this might be late for the fall colors, but with the warm September and the drought, the colors were a few weeks late this year (2015). We ended up catching the leaves in their glorious peak (check out the photos!). Sprout Creek Farm (Noxon Road/Taconic Pkwy.) is a beautiful starting point and we drifted North up to Millbrook during the one-hour flight (7am arrival at farm, we returned at 9:30am). We could see the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the West and the Hudson Valley gap in the Appalachians/Hudson Highlands to the South. The ride was spectacular and quite memorable (we even saw a rainbow from the balloon!). Bill was knowledgable and very professional (and also tolerant of my non-stop photo-taking!). I would not hesitate to go up again with Bill. Wear sneakers, jeans and comfortable clothes. Bring a camera and enjoy the ride!!!

5. Walkway State Historic Park

87 Haviland Rd, Highland, NY 12528-1610 +1 845-834-2867
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5 based on 94 reviews

Walkway State Historic Park

Reviewed By Stephenbkk20156 - Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Hadn't planned on stopping here but we saw signs and followed them. They didn't exactly lead us in the right direction, but we found the appropriate parking lot in the end. Walked out pas a cutified former railroad station and found ourself suspended above the Hudson River. Great stuff.

It used o be a railwa bridge linking Highland Poorkeepsie. Now disused, with a lot of flair and marinating, it's been turned into a walkin/cycling route with a view. Nice to stroll out, along with other walkers, bicyclists and babies in their strollers. Pausing yo read informative signs about the history and wildlife if the area. Lots of view of the water and the two banks below.

Made it to the halfwa point from the Highland side. Sat and watched a jade blow bubbles into the wind. Walked back.

Highly recommended.

6. Lilymoore Farm

21 Moore Rd, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569-5059 +1 845-605-7002
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Lilymoore Farm

Lilymoore is a unique and special farm. We offer visitors the opportunity to learn how to walk an alpaca. The program is called Alpaca Buddy and it is a very popular program. During the summer, we have a Story Time for children. We also offer a variety of products made from the fiber of our alpacas. Farm tours will begin on Tuesday May 29th. They will be Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30 – 4:00pm. Story Time will be Fridays at 2:00 pm and will run throughout the summer.

Reviewed By peterturoff - LaGrangeville, New York

We look forward to our visits to Lilymoore Farm. It is such a treat to see the Alpacas (the highlight!), horses, chickens, ducks. We have been to Lilymoore Farm several times and enjoy spending time with, feeding, walking and learning about the Alpacas. There are about 18 Alpacas and 3 baby Alpacas are coming in the next few months! Diana is great. All the Alpacas have names and Diana knows all of their personalities! We are regular visitors and love to feed and walk the Alpacas. We are very fortunate to live nearby. I highly recommend you make the trip to visit Lilymoore Farm... it makes for a great destination if you don't live nearby.

7. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1917 +1 800-337-8474
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home

Visit FDR's 1826 home that remains almost exactly as it was at the time of the president's death in 1945, including the stables, icehouses, a walking trail, and the graves of Franklin and Eleanor located in the Rose Garden.

Reviewed By kimbadreamer - Nutley, New Jersey

The home is a reminder of the humbleness of a man (and his wife) who would go on to lead America through one of the darkest points in history. There were so many things to see and learn here and the visit was well worth it.

8. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College

124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0001 +1 845-437-5237
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College

Reviewed By RonL40 - Utica, New York

Very enjoyable space is very inviting. The works are displayed in open spaces that invite the attention of groups -- this is a teaching museum and is superbly curated, both in terms of breadth of the collection and the individual works shown. Ideally fits the purpose, teaching both students and visitors. Especially impressive collections of Helen Frankenthaler, Hudson River Valley painters, Dutch Golden Age. But there's also an interesting collection of Greek, Rome, Asia, Mexico. Definitely worth the visit. And a revisit!

9. Val-Kill Cottage

54 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538-2348 +1 845-229-9422
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4.5 based on 598 reviews

Val-Kill Cottage

The home of Eleanor Roosevelt that is located on the Roosevelt estate and is open to the public.

Reviewed By jared625 - Houston, Texas

Beautiful Site with a well thought out display of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt. The two main buildings and surrounding grounds are quite picturesque. The main building was only accessible by guided tour while there. So arriving early or calling in advance to determine tour slot availability could be useful.

10. Locust Grove Estate

2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275 +1 845-454-4500
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

Locust Grove Estate

Overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie New York, the 200-acre Locust Grove Estate is a museum and nature preserve centered on a 45-room Italianate villa built in 1851. Begining in 1895 new owners William and Martha Young redecorated the mansion with their vast collection of art and antiques, and added new gardens. Mr. and Mrs. Young's daughter, Annette, lived at Locust Grove until 1975, preserving the estate essentially as her parents had used it. Inside the historic mansion, step back in time to the early years of the 20th century; the Young family's collection of Hudson River School paintings, early 19th-century American furniture, and personal possessions are still in place after more than a century.

Reviewed By NYnick1

Locust Grove is beautiful to say the least! Go for a tour of the estate! The staff is always very knowledgeable about the estate. There are numerous hiking trails on the grounds, so you can enjoy the scenery. There are flower gardens to explore as well. Check out the art gallery inside and some history about the estate. They also have a lot of special events like car shows etc on the weekends!

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