The entire State of New York is a wonderland of insanely beautiful views, and there’s no better way to take its beauty in than by taking the scenic route.
Route 23 provides 100 wonderful miles dotted by small historic towns, gorgeous waterfalls, glitzy mansions, and crystal clear lakes backdropped by looming mountains.
Make sure to plan a stop at Ommegang Brewery, where you can learn all about the beer production of the region as well as entice your tastebuds with a pint or two!
Think enchanting hamlets, picture-perfect wineries, charming farms, and stunning seaside farm-to-table restaurants to get a pretty good picture of what this scenic New York drive is all about.
While driving, you’ll get to experience some of the best Hudson Valley has to offer, including two gorgeous state parks, looming mountain views, and wildlife encounters.
Even though the drive may look as though it’s all about farmlands at the beginning, you’ll quickly run across the Shawangunk Mountains and a few valleys along the way.
Rock climbing, hiking trails, are all favorite activities to try out during the drive depending on what time of the year you visit!