The cities of Poughkeepsie and Fishkill are nestled in the mid-Hudson Region of New York State’s Hudson Valley. If you’re looking for Fishkill, New York hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has great places to stay, each offering a great rate.
Whether you are a video gamer, do your work over a computer network or just like to surf the web, you have a connection to at least one of the IBM plants in or around Fishkill and Poughkeepsie, New York. In fact, Poughkeepsie is the home to IBM’s Banking Center of Excellence, a Design Center, High Availability Center of Competency, and STG Lab Services. If your business trip here has more to do with clothing than computers, you may be visiting the GAP/Old Navy regional distribution center. This center handles merchandise headed throughout the Northeast.
The Fishkill-Poughkeepsie area is also the home of Vassar College, one of the most prestigious private universities in the country. This is a truly magnificent campus, well worth taking some time to explore. Across the Hudson River and 40 minutes south of the Fishkill-Poughkeepsie area are West Point and the Unites States Military Academy. Founded in 1802, the graduates of West Point have been leading the nation’s military for over 200 years. While not open for self-touring, West Point offers visitors reasonably priced guided tours of the grounds.
History buffs and those with a flare for grand architecture will want to see the various sites in nearby Hyde Park. A good place to begin sightseeing is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The museum offers visitors an excellent opportunity to learn about our longest serving President and see items relating to this turbulent period of American history. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, Val-Kill, is a surprisingly modest place which has been preserved as a historic site. The third historic site connected to President Roosevelt is his Hyde Park home. Anything but simple, this elegant mansion is well worth a visit.
Called the Gilded Age, the second half of the 19th Century produced hugely successful industrialists and financiers. One of this era’s more famous families, the Vanderbilts, chose Hyde Park as the location for a mansion of amazing proportion. Today the Vanderbilt Mansion is a national historic site open to visitors. Other nearby historic sites include Locust Grove, home to famed inventor Samuel Morse, and Wilderstein, a stunning Queen Anne style mansion overlooking the Hudson River.
To food enthusiasts, the CIA has nothing to do with spies. It stands for the Culinary Institute of America and Hyde Park, New York is home to one of this institution’s campuses. While you may not want to learn to cook, the CIA hosts five fabulous restaurants that are sure to make your time here memorable.
What goes perfectly with exquisite food? Fine wine, of course. This part of the Hudson Valley is also wine country. One way to experience New York State’s famous wine industry is to take the Dutchess Wine Trail. Winding past thoroughbred horse farms, orchards and beautiful woodlands, the Wine Trail invites a picturesque experience of New York’s wine region.
This area may not yet have any major league sports, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fun sporting events to attend. Fishkill is home to the Hudson Valley Renegades, minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball.
For those who would rather participate in sports than watch them, Dutchess County has plenty of golf opportunities. One course sure to please is the Casperkill Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed golf course in Poughkeepsie.
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