Innsider: June 2023


As famous song says, “June is busting out all over!”, and it’s a great time to visit The Millbrook Inn: even though the crush of weekenders don’t really start until July, the Hudson Valley is already green and lush and welcoming. It’s the perfect time to come and take in some clean country air, and The Millbrook Inn will guide you through the best ways to do it!



Do you like to be one with nature? Then Innisfree Garden, right here in Millbrook, will not disappoint! During the 1940’s heiress and avid gardener Marian. Burt Beck partnered with famed landscape architect Lester Collins, and spent the next few decades transforming her property into a magnificent homage to Japanese gardening: it is now a lush and serene property, filled with countless specimen trees, plants, stone formations, and water features. In 2019, Innisfree was placed on the National Register of Historic places, and rightly so! There are many walking and hiking trails for you to wander along on your own (a map is available for download), or book one of their monthly guided walks or even a privately guided one.


Links At Union Vale is a breathtaking way to take in the fresh country air. Set amidst farms with sweeping views of the valley, this public course has consistently won accolades and awards. Northeastern Golf named it “best overall course” in New York and Golf Advisor rated it #2 in New York! You can conveniently book your own tee times directly online. With a cafe and a pro shop, it’s like having your own private country club.

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge, spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland. Originally opened in 1889 as a railroad bridge, its now a pedestrian-only destination from which you can see iconic views of the Hudson. There are tons of events each month on the bridge, from craft markets to romantic night walks (for amazing sunset selfies). Check their calendar; some events are ticketed.