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Visit New York State ...Plan a Guided Bus Tour featuring Underground Railroad, Erie Canal, Women’s Rights and History, Shopping, Wine Tasting and much more ...experience the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal and the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote!

Hudson Valley Region

Hudson Valley RegionRomance, Relax, and Renew at a Hudson Valley Bed and Breakfast!

The graceful Hudson Valley region, less than an hour's drive from NY City & Manhattan, is celebrated for its scenic beauty, historic homes, charming river towns, delightful cultural attractions, and fascinating history. Enchanting landscapes of mountains, rivers, rolling vineyards, apple orchards, and peaceful countryside that have, for centuries, inspired artists and authors

The gorgeous scenery provides a perfect backdrop for a number of appealing attractions including the Wineries, the American Museum of Fire fighting in Hudson, Raceways, and the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Explore historic colonial homesteads and opulent estates established by famous men and women who helped shape our nation.

Shopping in the region is fabulous, whether you’re hunting for antiques and hidden art treasures or shopping for bargains. You will find many unique shops!

The explorer Henry Hudson, the region's namesake, discovered this area in the 1600's. Today, you can explore the region's many exciting offerings, majestic scenery, historic estates, castles, and quaint river towns. While visiting this magical place, experience the gracious hospitality in the Hudson Valley at Changing Times Boutique Country B&B Lodging!

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Hops in New York State
Hops was first introduced to the United States in 1629 from England. In 1808, Madison county, New York was home to the first commercial hop yard in the United States. By 1860, the majority of American hops came from New York State (Otsego, Madison, and Schoharie counties).

Cooperstown, NY was known as "The King of Hops." In 1909, a fungus was spreading on the hops crops and by 1920, the crop was basically destroyed by the downy mildew. The fungus was not totally to blame for the downfall of the hops, for in the West Coast, hops were being grown with greater yields per acre bringing the price down and taking away profits the hops farmers in New York were receiving. In the West Coast where it is drier, they did not have to worry about the fungus that was affecting New York State. Then came the Prohibition, which lead to a dramatic decrease in the need for hops.

Today the Northeast Hops Alliance is a group of farmers and brewers promoting hops growing in New York State. ...>>
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