if you go
if you go
US Airways offers connecting flights from BWI Marshall Airport to Albany, N.Y., with December fares starting at $161 round trip.
WHERE TO STAY
Union Street Guest House
345-349 Union St., Hudson
Greek Revival home turned boutique hotel in historic downtown Hudson. Rooms from $200.
Inn at the Falls
50 Red Oaks Mill Rd., Poughkeepsie
A 36-room inn in a quiet part of town, recently bought by the Best Western chain and fully renovated. Rooms from $110.
WHERE TO EAT
Cafe Le Perche
230 Warren St., Hudson
Homey French-influenced fare featuring artisanal breads. Sandwiches, salads and entrees $9-$22.
The Historic Village Diner
7550 N. Broadway, Red Hook
A remarkably well-preserved early-20th-century diner offering classic American dishes. Breakfast specials from $4.50.
WHAT TO DO
Soons Orchard and Farm Market
23 Soons Cir., New Hampton
A family-run orchard featuring apples, fresh cider, homemade baked goods and other produce and regional products, with a hard-cider tasting room coming shortly. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
14 Grist Mill Lane, Gardiner
Adjacent to the historic Tuthilltown Gristmill, offering tastings of its handcrafted spirits (Thursday through Sunday, $10) as well as tours (Saturdays and Sundays, $15 including tasting, $10 without). Tours by reservation only; may be booked online.
Montgomery Place Orchards and Annandale Cidery
8 Davis Way, Annandale-on-Hudson
The orchard isn’t regularly open to the public, but its hard cider and other products are available at its farm market at routes 9G and 199 (Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed after Thanksgiving). Group tours can sometimes be arranged by calling in advance.