The Lower Hudson Valley's proximity to New York City makes it popular as a day trip, but there is so much to see and do that it fortunately has the widest and most plentiful array of accommodations in the valley. There's a good mix of historic inns, modern hotels, and small B&Bs, as well as motel and hotel chains that are hard to come by farther up the Hudson.

Campgrounds -- There are many campgrounds around the Hudson Valley. Among them are Croton Point, Route 9, Croton (tel. 914/271-3293; open year-round; 180 sites, 48 with electricity); Mills-Norrie State Park, Old Post Road, Staatsburg (tel. 800/456-CAMP; mid-May to late Oct; 55 sites); Harriman State Park: Beaver Pond, Route 106, Bear Mountain (tel. 800/456-CAMP; mid-Apr to early Oct; 200 sites); and Fahnestock State Park, Route 301, Carmel (tel. 80/456-CAMP; Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend; 86 sites).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.