Since June, Hudson Valley Boat Rides has been running a fourteen-passenger, high-speed water taxi between Poughkeepsie and the dock at Torches restaurant in Newburgh. At $30 round-trip and with rides running as late as midnight, it’s an unbeatable way to take in the Valley (go at night for an illuminated view of the Mid-Hudson Bridge). The unpublicized boats are rarely full; make a same-day reservation at 845-486-9500.
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Published on Sep 23, 2010 as a web exclusive.