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Sep 11, 1998 10:04 AM

Hudson Valley trip

  • j

At the end of the month, my father and I are taking a
bicycle trip from NYC to Saratoga Springs and back.
We're going to be hungry just about all the time, and
we'll need informal (i.e. acceptable to wear shorts
and sweat), preferably inexpensive, restaurants with
big servings. Any recommendations would be greatly

The towns on our route are as follows: Ossining,
Croton-on-Hudson, Peekskill, Manitou, Garrison, Cold
Spring, Beacon, Wappingers Falls, Poughkeepsie, Hyde
Park, Rhinebeck, Red Hook (I heard the Village Diner in
Red Hook is good -- anyone know it?), Tivoli,
Annandale-on-Hudson, Hudson, either Kinderhook or
Stuyvesant, Rensselaer, Troy, Mechanicville, Saratoga
Springs, Albany, Ravena/Coeymans, New Baltimore,
Coxsackie, Athens, Catskill, Saugerties, Woodstock,
Hurley, Kingston, Rosendale, New Paltz, Newburgh,
Cornwall, West Point, Tomkins Cove, Stony Point, West
Haverstraw, Congers, Valley Cottage, Nyack, Piermont,
Fort Lee. (Whew!)

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  1. Be sure to stop in Athens, and have dinner (and stay
    over if you want) in a Bed and Breakfast overlooking
    the Hudson River called the Stewart House. It's a
    lively, upbeat place (run by 2 ex-New York City
    artists). The town of Athens (pop.600)is extremely
    quaint. Feels like your back in the 50's.

    You'll have to cross over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge
    before you come to Hudson and go north about 4 miles
    to Athens. On the way, check out Cafe Pongo in Tivoli
    or the Santa Fe Restaurant in Tivoli. But don't miss
    out on the Stewart House. Have fun, Joan

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    1. re: Joan

      Hi Joan,

      Well, it's a year late but I finally did get to try dinner at the Stewart House last night. It was just excellent. Everything we ate was very much to our liking, and the service was very good.