The Algonquins christened the Hudson River “The River that Flows Both Ways,” while Congress called the Hudson River Valley “the fountainhead of a truly American identity.” When explorer Henry Hudson sailed up the Hudson River on his ship, the Half Moon, his crewmembers reported that the lands were as “pleasant with grass and flowers and goodly trees as ever they had seen.” Since then, the Hudson River Valley has inspired and delighted generations, from the mid-19th century Hudson River School landscape painters to iconic American authors such as Nathanial Hawthorne; from presidents such as Teddy Roosevelt to industrial barons such as the Rockefellers.
For over 40 years, OSI has worked to protect the best lands in the Hudson River Valley. Here are a few of them.
Land stewardship and heritage protection often go hand in hand. The Hudson River Valley is not only one of the most beautiful places,it was also the key to who would win the Revolutionary War.