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Hudson Valley

Trinity Episcopal Church in Fishkill is located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, about 65 miles from New York City, and inland about 5 miles from the Hudson River at Beacon. Fishkill is in the southwest part of Dutchess County, noted for its historic landmarks, restaurants, lively events, festivals and natural scenic beauty.

In the Hudson River Valley you will find colleges, biking, hiking, golf, horseback riding, Hudson river activities, state and local parks, campgrounds, wineries, gardens, historical sites, museums, farm markets, children's activities, spas, drive-in movies, fine arts, county fairs, fish and game, driving tours and much more.

The 315-mile long river was first navigated by Europeans by Henry Hudson in 1609. The Hudson River Valley is one of the United States' most important scenic, cultural, economic, and historic regions. For a description of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, formed by Congress in 1996 as one of thirty seven National Heritage Areas in the country, please go to: http://www.hudsonrivervalley.org.

The Mid-Hudson Valley was a hotbed of activity during the Revolutionary War. The largest military supply depot in the northern states was at Fishkill. Local area houses were used as headquarters for Generals Washington, Von Steuben, Knox and Putnam during various stages of the war. The Dutch Reformed Church was used as a military prison and Trinity Episcopal Church was used as a hospital by the Continental army. Both churches housed the New York State legislature after the battle of White Plains and before the government moved to Kingston.

A few of the most interesting nearby Hudson Valley historic sites are listed here: Sunnyside - Washington Irving estate, Lyndhurst, Kykuit - Rockefeller estate, Phillipsburg Manor Upper Mills, Fort Montgomery, Washington's Headquarters - Newburgh, West Point - USMA and Museum, Boscobel, Storm King Art Center, Glebe House - Poughkeepsie, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library - Hyde Park, Vanderbilt Manson - Hyde Park, Mills Manson - Staatsburg, Springwood, Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill, Montgomery Place, Olana, State Capital at Albany, Saratoga Battlefield, Van Cortland Manor, New Windsor Cantonment, John Jay Homestead, Huguenot Street in New Paltz, Wilderstein, Clermont, Senate House in Kingston.

Information on historic sites in Dutchess County is available on the Dutchess County Tourism website.

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