The Non-Sporting Life

Sure, the Hudson Valley is full of outdoor adventure; but there is an abundance of history, art, antiques, and just all around fun things to do in Millbrook, NY. Here are just a few ideas: check with us about the many activities in Millbrook and beyond.

Walkway Over The Hudson

The world's longest elevated pedestrian bridge, it spans the Hudson River and connects the cities of Poughkeepsie and Highland. Open 7 A.M till Sunset everyday, and every season has its own unique view.  The walkway also offers an audio tour in 4 languages, so you can listen to while on the bridge, After your visit, stop by Rossi's Deli on the Poughkeepsie side, whose roasted sandwiches were voted best sandwich in New York State.

Tel: 845-834-2867

FDR Presidential Library

Built on the site of FDR's childhood home, this is a must- see for history-buffs. The museum is wonderful self-guided interactive experience that takes you through his historic presidency. His home, intact with his original furniture and art, is also open for view..and you can add a ticket for Val Kill Cottage, Eleanor Roosevelt's home. Open at 9AM every morning, it offers you plenty of time to explore the museum, home, and grounds...and then enjoy lunch at the Culinary Institute of America, located minutes away.

1 (800) FDR-VISIT (337-8474)

Culinary Institute of America

Located right on the Hudson River, The Culinary Institute Of America is recognized as the world's premier culinary college, but there are dozens of classes open to the public during the summer months when school is off-session.  Try a single skill class for a an hour or two, or commit to a "mini boot camp" and spend a weekend upping your "chef game" in the various courses they offer; use the inn as your home base for a good night's sleep!

Tel: 845-452-9600

Millbrook Shopping District

 With its quaint storefronts and tree-lined streets, shopping in Millbrook is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. 
Located right on Millbrook's Franklin Avenue shopping district..the Millbrook Antiques Center has been operating for nearly 30 years and features over 25 dealers under one roof, so there is sure to be something for every taste. Alicia Adams Alpaca raises her own local alpaca wool to make artisanal, unique home decor and apparel. Merritt Bookstore is a real old-fashioned bookstore, where the employees actually read the books and can answer your questions. 

Wassaic Project

Just 20 minutes from The Millbrook Inn, located in an abandoned mill in the historic hamlet of Wassaic, sits an 8000 square foot community-based art residency project. It brings in artists from all over the world to live and work and bring art to the rural community. It is open to the public on Saturdays for rotating exhibits, lectures, and meet and greets with the resident artists who live and work there. The Wassaic Project also has free summer concerts and all kinds of art-based events all-year long. Email them directly, they will gladly give you a personal tour of all that is on display at the moment.

Tel: 855-927-7242 

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The Millbrook Inn, 3 Gifford Road, Millbrook, NY 12545