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Gathering where the footbridge from the Corning Preserve meets Broadway in downtown Albany. / photo: Peter Caracappa

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Boarding CDTA buses for the quick hop over to the train station.

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Amtrak set aside two cars for us.

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/ photo: Peter Caracappa

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Duncan going over some of the details with people on one of the cars. / photo: Peter Caracappa

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Arriving in Hudson about 25 minutes later.

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Walking up Front Street toward Warren Street.

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Helsinki Hudson hosted us for a quick get-together.

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/ photo: Peter Caracappa

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Harvest Spirits, from Valatie, was there to offer samples of their various products.

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A quick tour of Helsinki Hudson's space.

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The three food trucks in this lot on Warren Street all offered discounts as part of the tour's Hudson Passport -- and it seemed like they were popular spots for lunch.

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Lunch on Red Dot's back patio.

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It's hard work being a dog in the window.

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Check out this skinny building that's being redeveloped.

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Another dog in a window. He was watching the people watching him.

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In an alley on the way over to Etsy.

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Later in the afternoon Etsy's Hudson office us hosted for some snacks and a tour.

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/ photo: Peter Caracappa

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Chatham Brewing was also there to serve beer.

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A quick talk from some of the Etsy employees who work in the office. / photo: Peter Caracappa

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On a tour of the building.

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Walking down Union Street toward the riverfront for the return trip. There are a bunch of beautiful old homes along the street.

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A house being renovated.

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The overlook at the end of Warren Street.

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The Dutch Apple arriving at the dock in Hudson.

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For a little refreshment as we waited to board, Hudson-Chatham Winery was there with white wine spritzers with blueberries.

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/ photo: Peter Caracappa

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/ photo: Peter Caracappa

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Bidding Hudson farewell.

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The Hudson Athens Lighthouse is just off the shore of the Hudson riverfront, and the Dutch Apple took us by for a closer look.

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Captain in training.

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Hey, that looks familiar...

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We had a very nice dinner thanks to Jeff Loshinsky Catering and Honest Weight Food Co-op.

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Some fun tiny cakes from Sweet Sue's in Troy. / photo: Peter Caracappa

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One of the surprises for the trip: Rosary Beard was on the boat to play a few sets as we made our way along the river.

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A ship docked at the Port of Coeymans. / photo: Peter Caracappa

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And another ship, this time at the Port of Albany. / photo: Peter Caracappa

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And we arrive at Jennings Landing in the Corning Preserve.

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/ photo: Peter Caracappa

Photos from Rail, River, Hudson

rail river hudson recap composite

This year's AOA summer tour -- Rail, River, Hudson -- was this past Saturday. And we had a lot fun!

More than a hundred people met up in downtown Albany before catching buses to the train station where we hopped a train for Hudson. After spending the afternoon there, we boarded the Dutch Apple for a sunset return cruise up the Hudson River.

Here's a big photo recap of the day...

Photos

The photos are in large format above -- click or scroll all the way up. Thanks to Peter Caracappa for sharing photos with us.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came along on the trip. It was great to see so many people again, and to meet many of you for the first time.

Many thanks also to Rail, River, Hudson sponsors:

Dutch Apple
Amtrak
CDTA
Downtown Albany BID
Nine Pin Cider
The Lofts at Harmony Mills
Helsinki Hudson
Columbia County Tourism

And thank you to these organizations who graciously helped provided food, drink, and hospitality:

Etsy
Honest Weight Food Coop
Jeff Loshinsky Catering
Sweet Sue's
Harvest Spirits
Chatham Brewing
Hudson-Chatham Winery

Thanks also to the Hudson Development Corporation for helping us organize the event.

Hudson Week

The Rail, River, Hudson tour capped off Hudson Week here on AOA. Here are all the items from the week lined up in one spot.

Comments

Wow. So bummed I missed it. Transitions are tough.
I'll look forward to fall.

This trip was an absolute blast. Thank you so much for making this happen.

Thank you Mary and AOA. It was a well-planned and well-executed event, one I will remember for a long time. To top it all, even our fellow travelers were nice, fun, and interesting. One couldn't have asked for more. Thanks again.. and looking forward to the next adventure!!

Well that looks like the best day ever!

Looks like an amazing time.

What a great time we had on Saturday!.
Mary and all her partners were fabulous hosts- they thought of everything. They did an amazing job at planning and executing a wonderful day. It is great that this special day showed us how wonderful this area is. Now, if we could only get to move the ocean so that it is 1 hour from here, it would be PERFECT!

Great photos and terrific day. Thanks so much for organizing this, and keep me posted on future outings.

I just turned my copy into HRM. Saw yours and Don's. Great way to rediscover our river towns!

JACK

Does this become an annual thing? Because it really should be. You've essentially created a traveling festival.

Thanks to Mary, Duncan and everyone who put together such a fun outing - I loved the train ride, Etsy open house and the cruise up the Hudson. It was a wonderful day with fantastic food, lots of local color and great company. I can't wait to see what's next!

Dammit, I am SO BUMMED I missed this - all the booze!

You AOA kids did a fantastic job, and it was nice to see so many other businesses - big and small - take part as well. Feels like the epitome of what AOA is all about.

Great work!

Looks like a great time. Some lovely photos too. I think it's great that AOA creates events like this to bring interested and interesting people together for a fun experience..

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