As it flows south from Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks, to the Atlantic Ocean at
Manhattan’s tip, New York’s Hudson River offers more than 300 miles of picturesque views.
Great vistas are easy to find. My family usually takes a stroll across the Walkway Over the
Hudson pedestrian bridge for 360-degree panoramas. Or we attend a concert at West Point
Military Academy, with its outdoor amphitheater on the Trophy Point scenic overlook.

But there are many other off-the-beaten-track river views worth seeking out –in places only the
locals know about. Pack up your picnic, and bring your binoculars, because these ten sites — on
both the east and west shores of the Hudson River — are all accessible to the public. Ranging
from north to south: