The Hudson River is a 315-mile (507 km) river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York. It originates in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York and flows southward through the Hudson Valley to the New York Harbor between New York City and Jersey City, eventually draining into the Atlantic Ocean at Lower New York Bay.
Hudson River, river in New York state, U.S. It flows almost entirely within the state, the exception being its final segment, where it forms the boundary between New York and New Jersey for 21 miles (34 km).
This long river flows from the north to south direction through the eastern side of the New York State and serves as a political border between the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. In the northern part, the river serves as the local boundary between several counties in New York State.
The Hudson Estuary: A River That Flows Two Ways. The Hudson River is the defining natural feature of a major region of New York State, familiar to millions who drive across its bridges, admire its grandeur from parks and historic sites, or ride the Hudson River Line railroad.
The Hudson River is a 315-mile (507 km) river in New York. The river is named after Henry Hudson, an Englishman sailing for the Dutch East India Company, who explored it in 1609, and after whom Canada's Hudson Bay is also named.
Hudson River. From its start as a crystalline stream rushing through magnificent Adirondack scenery to its entrance into New York Harbor as an estuary alive with striped bass, blue crabs, and even seahorses, the Hudson possesses an abundant and diverse array of natural resources.
The upper Hudson River is freshwater through-and-through, with sparkling mountain streams and tributaries that are perfect to lazily drift down. It’s also the place to cast a line for some prized fish, including Bass and Trout. The lower river around New York City, however, is a tidal estuary.
Sightseeing and evening music cruises sail from Kingston's Rondout Landing, navigating past two Hudson River lighthouses and many great estates on the "MV Rip Van Winkle," a 300-passenger cruise boat with all the comforts of home, (845) 340-4700, www.hudsonrivercruises.com.
Lonely Planet describes the Hudson River Valley as “a real city break, with leafy drives, wineries and plenty of farm-to-table foodie options.” National Geographic Traveler named the Hudson Valley one of the top 20 must-see destinations in the world. So start planning your visit today!
Historic Hudson River Towns is a consortium of riverfront municipalities (villages, towns and cities) that was formed in 1994 to work together on issues of common concern. Our major focus has always been tourism development, with related issues of riverfront renewal and downtown revitalization. Learn more about us and about our members.