Scenic USA - New York
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Hudson River Valley
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Named after explorer Henry Hudson, the Hudson River officially begins in the Adirondack Mountains as Feldspar Brook. Over its 315 mile course, the Hudson is divided into three separate sections. The Lower Hudson, a tidal estuary, empties into Upper New York Bay. Becoming an important shipping channel to the Great Lakes Region, the middle Hudson was linked near its halfway point to the Erie Canal in 1825. One of the most important regions in the United States, the Hudson River Valley was recognized as a National Heritage Area in 1996.
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