Trolley Museum of NY
1st-do read my favorite memories of Kingston if you plan on visiting this museum.
This museum is obviously a labor of love. Don't expect a fancy museum, it is run on a very tight budget. I don't have a particular obsession with trolleys, I just can never pass on a scenic train ride or anything that resembles one. If you're like me, then you would probably like this museum. The trolley takes you out along the Hudson along Kingston bay. Once you pass the garbage dumps and refinery, the scenery is very pleasant.
Maritime Museum located at 1...
Maritime Museum located at 1 Rondout Landing (Tele 845-338-0071). Only museum in New York devoted to preserving the maritime heritage of the Hudson River. A little boat ride takes you to the historic Rondout Lighthouse where the Rondout Creek and Hudson River meet. Very interesting museum.
Esopus Lighthouse in...
Esopus Lighthouse in Saugerties. A nice looking lighthouse along the Hudson River.
Just north of Saugerties off US 9W. Follow the signs to the Lighthouse. It will require a 1/2 mile walk to get to.