Hudson River is one of the largest rivers in the United States of America. This is a landmark for the New York metropolis, with its current run in eastern New York. At its southern end it forms the border between the states of New York and New Jersey. The length of the Hudson River is measured at about 507 km.
It named after, British maritime explorer, who sailed under the Dutch flag in 1609 - Henry Hudson. Today the river is a major cause for the wonderful view of New York. At any time of year, especially during the summers months when you can see the sailboats and yachts.
Hudson River originates from the lake bearing the beautiful name "Tear of the Clouds" which is located on top of Mount Marcy, which in turn is part of the mountain chain of Adirondack Mountains.
Hudson flows through the town of Albany before to delimit the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. The final area of the Hudson is upper New York Bay, where it flows through to the mouth.
The Hudson River has organized a community that is called, historic cities along the Hudson. This group of settlements encompass the territories situated to the east and west banks of the majestic Hudson River in New York from Yonkers to Albany.
Within this association there has been an orderly system organized for tourist information, and a tourist center with everything you need to enable security in the region to see most of the towns in Hudson.
Along the river is the seven lamps that remind tourists about the important role played by the river trading routes after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825.
Specially organized are the groups of volunteers who were recruited with the restoration and maintenance of these monuments, to offer each detail of the history of the Hudson River . In one of the main areas is even built a small hotel that offers comfortable booths and breakfast with incredible views of the Hudson.
Over the centuries, America's aristocracy rose amazing buildings along the Hudson River allowing the tourist boats to offer its tourists the opportunity to see unique private homes and magnificent palaces up and down the Hudson River .
All are built by the best American architects, landscape engineers and decorators of its time. These magnificent architectural masterpieces are carefully restored and open to the public for excursion groups. Most of them are located close to each other which makes the tour that much easier.
Some of the curious details and facts about the Hudson River become with its first swimmer. It happened in 2004 when Christopher Swain marks the first record of man who swam the entire length of the Hudson River .