"THe Foulkes have hit their stride with this marvelous and detailed guide to the beautiful Upstate New York area. Their rich narrative draws the reader right in, enticing you to visit the many sights. This book is a must read for travelers to the area." -- Amazon customer. We travel to grow our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. A great adventure! The Foulkes have hit their stride with this marvelous and detailed guide to the beautiful Upstate New York area. Their rich narrative draws the reader right in, enticing you to visit the many sights. This book is a must read for travelers to the area. From the Tappan Zee bridge in Manhattan, this guide takes you up the Hudson all the way to Lake Champlain and Vermont. The authors explore the surrounding mountains and lakes, and tell of the best hikes, scenic drives, canoe trips and more. Lake Mohonk, Rhinebeck and Sleepy Hollow are just a few of the highlights. You will also discover lodges and inns hidden in the hills and places to eat that serve everything from diner-style hot dogs to five-star haute cuisine. The series of "Adventure Guides" are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers a mix of practical travel information along with activities designed for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - presents a knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. The volumes also cover: places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; useful websites; e-mail addresses; and tourism contacts. Print version is 360 pages.