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Visit New York State ...Plan a Guided Bus Tour featuring Underground Railroad, Erie Canal, Women’s Rights and History, Shopping, Wine Tasting and much more ...experience the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal and the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote!

Hudson Valley Region

Hudson Valley RegionRomance, Relax, and Renew at a Hudson Valley Bed and Breakfast!

The graceful Hudson Valley region, less than an hour's drive from NY City & Manhattan, is celebrated for its scenic beauty, historic homes, charming river towns, delightful cultural attractions, and fascinating history. Enchanting landscapes of mountains, rivers, rolling vineyards, apple orchards, and peaceful countryside that have, for centuries, inspired artists and authors

The gorgeous scenery provides a perfect backdrop for a number of appealing attractions including the Wineries, the American Museum of Fire fighting in Hudson, Raceways, and the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Explore historic colonial homesteads and opulent estates established by famous men and women who helped shape our nation.

Shopping in the region is fabulous, whether you’re hunting for antiques and hidden art treasures or shopping for bargains. You will find many unique shops!

The explorer Henry Hudson, the region's namesake, discovered this area in the 1600's. Today, you can explore the region's many exciting offerings, majestic scenery, historic estates, castles, and quaint river towns. While visiting this magical place, experience the gracious hospitality in the Hudson Valley at Changing Times Boutique Country B&B Lodging!

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Historic Covered Bridges In New York State
New York State is home to one of the longest single span covered bridges in the world. This is the old Blenheim Bridge over the Schoharie Creek at North Blenheim built in 1855 (located 23 miles from Cobleskill, NY). There are many other covered bridges in New York State and all are on the National Historic Register.

The earliest known covered bridge built was in 1825 and the last to be built was in 1912. Timber and stone were abundant in New York State and were great inexpensive materials for the use in building the covered bridges. Actually the first wooden bridges were not covered and had a short lifespan due to weathering. It was found that covering the wooden bridges increased their lifespan from about 9 years to more than 80 years.

Due to the iron manufacturers increased acitivity with the Civil War era, the iron manufacturers started producing metal bridge pieces to keep active. The covered bridges were then being built with metal trusses. The railroad companies and local governments liked the increased strength.

A group formed in 1966, with a goal of preserving historic covered bridges in New York State. The name of this group is the New York State Covered Bridge Society (NYSCBS). ...>>
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