As the last stop on the Metro-North line from New York City, Poughkeepsie is an easy retreat for weekend warriors who crave riverside views in spring and foliage tours in fall. No matter what time of year, the waterfront city has it all. To make the most of a full day trip, intersperse local flavors with regional history and low key recreation. By the time nightfall rolls around, you may never want to leave.
See the complete itinerary, courtesy of Hudson Valley Magazine.