Red Hook, New York, is a beautiful town located in Northern Dutchess County, New York, in the Hudson River Valley.
The region was settled in the late 1600’s by the Dutch under the Schuyler Patent. The town of Red Hook was formed in 1812. Prior to 1812 Red Hook was part of the Town of Rhinebeck.
The population of Red Hook is approximately 10,000. The town of Red Hook consists of the Village of Red Hook, The Town of Red Hook, the Village of Tivoli and the hamlets of Barrytown and Annandale on Hudson. Bard College is located in Annandale-on Hudson.
Red Hook is about 65 miles south of Albany (the state capital), 47 miles from Danbury, Connecticut, and 85 miles from New York City.
The Red Hook Central School District is attended by students from the town, villages and hamlets of Barrytown and Annandale on Hudson. There is a single elementary school, Mill Road School, for grades K-5, Linden Avenue Middle School, for grades 6-8 and Red Hook High School, grades 9-12.
Red Hook has both a Town Government and Village Government. Both have active planning and zoning boards that place a strong emphasis on natural resource protection, historic preservation and retaining the rural nature of the area. The town has a supervisor and the village has a Mayor
Red Hook is home to Bard College and the Richard B. Fischer Performing Arts Center
Red Hook has many nice restaurants including Italian, Indian, traditional American Fare, a Sushi place for take out, a great deli, The Red Hook Diner which is the real deal, not a reproduction. You can find B-B-Q at Max’s Memphis and if you are not sure what you are in the mood for there is Lenahan and Lopez, which serves traditional American fare including their own farm raised lamb and also they have a separate Mexican menu which is quite nice.
Tivoli has a great Mexican restaurant called Santa Fe. Also in Tivoli is Madalin’s Table, a small intimate restaurant with a great bar and wonderful food.
Red Hook is home to Poet’s Walk, a wonderful area owned and maintained by Scenic Hudson. It is a landscape park with an easy to walk trail leading to a gazebo with views of the Hudson River and the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge. You can continue on the trail and walk all the way down to the banks of the Hudson River where there are Adirondack style benches for you to sit and rest awhile before heading back.
Red Hook is also home to Bard College and the Richard B. Fisher Performing Arts Center. The center was designed by the well known architect Frank Gehry. The theatre has a full schedule of events year round.
Montgomery Place, a beautiful, historic mansion is also located in Red Hook. There are tours of the mansion and walking trails through out the property.
No matter what lifestyle you seek you can find it here. Red Hook offers family friendly neighborhoods, homes with a river or mountain views, horse properties, large estates and luxury homes, town houses on a golf course and quaint village homes.
The local newspapers are:
- Gazette Advertiser
- Kingston Freeman
- Poughkeepsie Journal
- Register Star
Red Hook is serviced by the 3 major New York City airports in addition to 3 regional airports. Albany International Airport in Albany, Stewart Airport in Newburgh and Westchester County Airport in White Plains.
The Red Hook area has four distinct seasons all with their own appeal. Spring and summer bring lush green foliage to our mountains and farmlands and the river beckons boaters to enjoy the scenery. In the fall the Hudson Valley is a blaze of color and in winter our moderate snowfall is wonderful for sledding locally or skiing and snowboarding in the nearby Catskill and Berkshire mountains.
Red Hook is surrounding by many other beautiful towns all with their own unique personalities. They are: Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Milan, Germantown, Staatsburg, Pine Plains, Clermont, Stanford and Staastburg. The major shopping centers are located in Kingston and Poughkeepsie.
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