Join us as we celebrate our last cruise of the season — a 9-day sail on the Hudson River Long Island Sound and Narragansett Bay showcasing the brilliant fall foliage decorating the shoreline.
You’ll embark at in New York City. Choose the “Early Arrival” option and check in a day early. Once underway, we’ll make for Newburgh, NY. During its heyday Newburgh was a manufacturing powerhouse. More recently, the city initiated an ambitious renewal plan that included, as you’ll see, its waterfront. Here, you will be able to visit the historic United States Military Academy at West Point.
Next is Catskill, NY, home of 19th-century American painter and founder of the Hudson River School, Thomas Cole. From there, we sail to Troy, NY, known for its Victorian architecture and being the gateway to the Erie Canal.
Highland Park, NY, offers great views of the Catskill Mountains on the Walkway Over the Hudson, a pedestrian and cyclist span between Poughkeepsie and Highland Park. Then we bid farewell to the Hudson and make for Long Island Sound, where nature shows its colors in one last hurrah, before giving way to another Northeast winter.
In Mystic, CT, you can visit the seaport and marvel at the meticulously restored 19th century seafaring village. You’ll also want to spend time at the Mystic Aquarium, a world class facility that features “touch pools” for sharks and rays, an African penguin exhibit, plus the only beluga whales in New England. Then in Newport, RI, you may opt to tour the “summer cottages,” of the uber-wealthy class built during the Gilded Age.
In Fall River, MA, visit the Battleship Massachusetts and other collections of WWII naval vessels. One last stop before we conclude our trip, visit historic Bristol, RI, home to the nation’s oldest Independence Day Parade. Here you can tour the Herreshoff Marine Museum to learn what it takes to make a world-class sailing yacht. Finally, we dock in Warren, RI, our home port. As you leave, we offer this parting wish: Until next time, stay well and we hope to see you soon!