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Hudson Valley

Surrounded by a blanket of fall color, the Vanderbilt Estate, completed in 1898, is part of a ribbon of historic mansions that run up the Hudson River’s east bank. (Spencer Ainsley / Poughkeepsie Journal)
A southbound motorboat plies the Hudson beneath Olana, the Persian-style home that landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church completed in 1891. Today the estate is a New York State Historic Site, open to the public. (Philip Kamrass / Albany Times Union)
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry, opened last year at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. (Peter Aaron Esto)
The East Library is a welcoming spot in FDR’s home and birthplace, Springwood, which was built in the early 1800s. (Hugh Ryder)