Hurley, New York is a smaller community located between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains and is full of historical attractions. With a population of about 7,000 the town is idyllic and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful hills and is an exciting place to explore for visitors. Its close proximity to both New York City (1 1/2 hours) and Albany (1 hour) is also advantageous for those who live and work here.
Settled by the Dutch in the 1660s, Hurley is comprised of three separate hamlets, known as Old Hurley, West Hurley and Glenford. Old Hurley’s well-preserved Main Street is recorded in the National Register of Historic Sites. Some of the 300 year old stone residences are open to the public, and the Hurley Heritage Society Museum is a favorite stop for locals and visitors alike. The Maverick Concert Hall in West Hurley is home to the oldest continuously operated chamber music concert series in the U.S. The Hurley Reformed Church, built in 1853, is one of the historical buildings on Main Street.
A number of parks, country clubs (including the wonderful Green Acres Gold Club), and botanical gardens are within easy driving distance of Hurley. Throughout this section of the Hudson River Valley are many orchards, theme parks, and hiking/camping areas. The proximity of Hurley to the Catskills makes this a perfect jumping off point for winter fun, especially skiing at one of the major resorts.
In addition, Hurley New York has no shortage of fine restaurants from which to choose. The entire region boasts a good number of restaurants specializing in dishes that are part of the cultural history of the region. Besides the usual shopping centers, the town has a number of smaller antique stores that bring the history of the Hudson River Valley to life.
Not far from the big city, and yet nestled in the countryside, Hurley is a welcome place to call home. From the warmth of summer through the magnificent fall colors to the excitement of winter sports, Hurley awaits those who want the best of all seasons.
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