Rivers Ledge’s proximity to some of the region’s major highways and byways makes day trips to other area hotspots a breeze. Below are five of the top day trip destinations you can get to from Rivers Ledge in just about an hour, and each one offers restaurants and attractions that are worth the drive.
Glens Falls, NY
About 45 minutes north of Rivers Ledge is Glens Falls, a quaint city on the rise. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the walkable downtown area before perusing the wares of local shops. If you’re an art lover, be sure to visit the world class Hyde Collection, one of the most distinguished small art museums in the Northeast. You should also stop by the Shirt Factory, a unique and historic building that’s now home to nearly 100 individuals offering original artwork, reclaimed furniture, locally made food, and so much more. Plan your visit to coincide with an event at the Charles R. Wood Theater and see a play, musical, or film screening before heading back home.
Bolton Landing, NY
Just over an hour north of Rivers Ledge, and 30 minutes from Glens Falls, is Bolton Landing, a village on the western shore of Lake George. While Lake George Village is commonly known as a kitschy tourist destination, Bolton Landing has a smaller and more local community feel. There are two public beaches in Bolton Landing, Rogers Memorial Park Beach and Veteran’s Memorial Park Beach, that both offer sand and swimming for just a $5 parking fee. If you’re interested in planning a more upscale day trip, visit The Sagamore Resort on Bolton Landing’s Green Island. Book a tee time at the legendary Donald Ross golf course, enjoy treatments at their on-site spa, and choose among their many dining experiences for dinner.
Salem, a quaint village in Washington County, is located just over an hour northeast of Rivers Ledge. The arts, antiques, and agriculture are dominant throughout Washington County, and Salem is no exception. Visit art galleries and artistic hotspots, including McCartee’s Barn and Salem Art Works. Catch a performance at the Fort Salem Theater. Shop at the farmer’s market or get local goods straight from the producers at Gardenworks Farm, Dry Brook Sugar House, or Battenkill Valley Creamery. It’s also worth noting that the drive to Salem is incredibly scenic in itself as you’ll wind through gorgeous farmland with mountains in the distance.
Head an hour south of Rivers Ledge to Hudson, a city with the same name as the river it sits along. Hudson is known for its abundance of antique and vintage furniture stores, so shopping will likely be top on your day trip itinerary when you visit. Warren is the main street in Hudson, and it’s lined with everything from coffee shops and restaurants to book stores and bakeries. When you need a break from shopping and eating, check out one of the historical and cultural attractions worth exploring, like the Olana State Historic Site or the FASNY Museum of Firefighting.
Cross the border into the Green Mountain State and visit Bennington, just over an hour east of Rivers Ledge. Like our other day trip destinations, Bennington offers a walkable downtown, a variety of local restaurants and shops, and museums and other attractions to round out your visit. One of the more unique aspects of Bennington, though, is its trio of historic covered bridges. Be sure to build time into your trip to see all three, and if you’re interested in photography, you’ll find they’re the perfect subjects.
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With great eateries and attractions just down the road, within a 30 minute drive, and inside an ideal “day trip” distance, Rivers Ledge’s location is just one of the many things to love about our luxury waterfront apartment community. Contact us today to set up a tour and take the first step toward calling Rivers Ledge “home.”