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Hudson Valley, CT & Beyond Getaways

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Hudson River Cruises on the Evening Star

May 26 through October 30
Thursday through Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Evening Star Hudson River Cruise
The experience

Just a 50 minute train ride from Manhattan to Peekskill, but a world away as you arrive at the Gateway to the Hudson Highlands.  Board the ‘Evening Star’ in Riverfront Green Park for a 3-hour cruise through one of the most beautiful section of the Hudson River.  The natural beauty and history of the area will captivate you as you cruise along aboard the canopy covered open deck of this former USCG buoy tender. 

This unique and comfortable 34 passenger vessel will cruise north from Peekskill passing Dunderberg Mountain, Iona Island, the towering Bear Mountain Bridge, the sites of Revolutionary War forts and the impressive fortifications of West Point Military Academy.  Beverages & snacks are available onboard.  Pack a picnic lunch to bring along if you'd like or enjoy the many great restaurants in Peekskill when the boat returns.  There are local accommodations close by if you would like to stay overnight.  Lincoln Depot Museum, Peekskill Brewery and Scenic Hudson's Peekskill Landing Park are all within a 5 minute walk from the dock.

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YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling 914-589-7773, or request e-mail confirmation to  Once you've made your reservation, purchase your package at any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket machine (excluding Peekskill Station).

The deal

  • Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street:adults, $40.25; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $31; children 5-11, $12; children under 5, $10.
  • Package price from other stations: check here for price from your boarding station.

Getting there

Take the Hudson Line to Peekskill Station. Riverfront Green Park is within view of the Peekskill train station platform. Just cross over the track overpass to the water side of the tracks and follow signs to the boat.  Check here for an ITINERARY.

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