2105) Hudson Valley Magnificence: Opus 40 & Hudson River Cruise ($170)

It’s the perfect fall day to be outside in nature in the heart of the Hudson Valley exploring the amazing artistic spectacle Opus 40 Sculpture Park. Pioneering artist Henry Flite hand sculpted this magnificent work of art over nearly four decades from the native bluestone in a creative fusion of ancient Mayan and Aztec stonework and local quarrying. He creatively integrated his stonework sculpture with the natural surroundings of forest, grasslands and mountains making these natural wonders a part of his art. The park encompasses more than 60 acres of meadows, wooded paths and bluestone quarries including 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture and a Quarryman’s Museum and Gallery. We will spend the morning taking in all this creative artistic and natural atmosphere, wandering and exploring as much as you like or just finding a comfy spot to sit and enjoy. Onto the artistic community of Kingston for time to wander the shop lined streets and find a great place for lunch on your own. Now sit back and relax on the deck of the Rip van Winkle II where we enjoy a scenic cruise down the Hudson. We’ll do some leaf peeping as we pass some unique and fascinating sights along the riverfront. There will be lighthouses, magnificent mansions including Wycliff, the “Dinsmore”, Wilderstein, the Vanderbilt, Staatsburg, scenic bridges and more! No better way to enjoy a perfect fall day.

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When booking your trip online, a $10 registration fee will be payable to The Adult School; Group Tours & Travel will collect the full trip payment of $170. You will be contacted by Group Tours & Travel within approximately one week to discuss travel insurance and to make payment arrangements (check, credit card, or venmo). Please contact Group Tours & Travel at 973-513-9001 with any questions.

Additional Information:
You will be contacted by Group Tours & Travel within approximately one week to discuss travel insurance and to make arrangements to pay trip balance of $170. Group Tours & Travel can be reached at 973-513-9001. Parking: Cars may be parked at the Chatham Middle School Parking Lot at your own risk for the duration of the tour. Enter parking lot from Main Street, and park in lot to the right (behind church). Park only in non-numbered spots.