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Virtual Road Trip: Hudson River

Hello everybody how's it going out there

Welcome to Virtual Road Trip

Glad to have you along for the ride, as always

Yea, I'm back

I know it's been awhile since my last video

I think probably over a month now

That's because, A: I've been busy

B: I've been kinda working on a little bit of a different type of video here

A little bit more, I guess educational or interact-

Well, I don't know if interactive is the right word but,

A little different, but we'll still go for a ride don't worry

As the name of the video suggests

We're going to be running along the Hudson River

We're gonna give a little bit of a lesson I guess you could call it

A little background on the Hudson just very general but,

Something new I'm gonna try, let me know what you think

Ah the Hudson River

The jewel of New York State

And perhaps one of the most important rivers in the country

The banks of the Hudson River have been inhabited by Natives for hundred of years

European colonization began after the discovery of the river by Henry Hudson in 1609

With the founding of New Amsterdam at the river's southern end

The future New York City would make the Hudson River one of the nation's most important natural resources.

At a length of 315 miles

The Hudson starts in the Adirondack Mountains in the northern part of the state

And basically heads due south

To New York Harbor

The source of the Hudson, located here

Is Lake Tear of the Clouds

A small mountain lake in the Adirondacks

Fun Fact: Once visited by president Theodore Roosevelt

The river makes it''s only significant bend here,

At the cities of Glenns Falls and Hudson Falls

When the river reaches the Capital District

And the City of Albany

It meets it's major tributary, the Mohawk River from the west

Now we're going to zoom in the lower Hudson, below Albany

The Esopus Creek, which is a creek I feature a lot in my videos

Empties into the Hudson here, at Saugerties NY

Just a little further to the south the Rondout Creek

Which I feature often on this channel

Empties into the Hudson at Kingston Point

Home of the famous Kingston Lighthouse, seen here

As we head further down the river reaches is deepest point as it snakes through the Hudson Highlands

And past West Point

Home of the United States Millitary Academy

And Army football

The Hudson reaches it's widest point at Haverstraw Bay and the Tappen Zee

Resembling more of an inland sea then an actual river

And of course at it's southern end the Hudson reaches New York Bay

A deep and pristine bay

Perfect for huge amounts of shipping, an commerce

As you head down this part of the Hudson, the most southern part

You'll see the beautiful cliffs

Known as the Palasades Sill

One of the most prominent natural features in the New York City area

Well I hope you enjoyed today's lesson

That's like I said something new I'm trying and,

I hope I did well it's much harder to edit then straight footage

Anyway we're know quite to the river yet, we still got to

Get there, that's part of the journey right

So we're gonna go through a small town here and,

Pretty soon we'll be heading down by the Hudson River itself

Enjoy the ride

This road is appropriately named and,

What's funny is I actually discovered this road quite recently

I've been past it countless times in my life but,

I'd never gone down it until a couple of months ago

I'm glad I did because it's a rare chance to get really close to the river

Looks like the sun might be coming out a little bit here

As I've been saying a lot the weather has been pretty cruddy

This spring and early summer

Lately it's definitely warmed up and the sun has been out more often so,

I figure ya know, it's a nice day so lets

Lets pull over and taker a closer look at the river

This view is a couple miles south of Kingston Point

On the western bank of the river

Interesting fact and maybe you noticed there

The water in this part of the Hudson below Albany, actually Troy, NY

Can flow both south and north

Due to the tides of the Atlantic Ocean

Which I guess technically makes the Hudson, a fjord?

Little change of scenery here for ya

A couple months back

I took this nice ride on the Taconic

And I've explained this highway before

In other videos

So I won't go through it again but,

I figured when else am I going to use this footage might as well as

Give you a little extra here

So I hope you enjoyed this video, hope it was worth the wait

Figured I'd try something new, give a little background on where I was going

I mean if you're not from this area

You probably have no idea where we are or what I'm talking about on these road trips so,

It's always good to know where you're going if you're going there, if you can

It's something I'm going to try to do more often with my videos

It might me they take a little longer to make but,

I think it's better in the long run so,

Yea that's gonna do it for this one

I hope you enjoyed

As always make sure to

Comment, like, subscribe, share all the good stuff

I always appreciate my subscribers both new and old, shout out to all of you

Yea, you know the drill

Until next time, enjoy the ride

I'll see you then