Campus Living

Hudson Valley Life

The Hudson Valley is a New York State region that stretches north along the Hudson River from Westchester County towards Albany, the state capital. The Hudson Valley includes the following counties:

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The Hudson Valley is known for its rich landscapes, farms, sustainable-foods and a wide variety of small cities and historic towns. The region is a growing metropolis that is home to approximately 3.5 million residents centered along the historic Hudson River. 

For a list of local businesses within walking distance of campus across Route 9, click here.

For a list of local hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts, click here

Explore the pages below to learn more about the Hudson Valley!

Hudson Valley Life

News and Resources

Culture, Food, and Beverage

(Left) The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a private college specializing in culinary and hospitality education. The school's primary campus is located in Hyde Park, New York, adjacent to the Hudson River.  The college also offers recreational classes for non-professionals. The college operates several student-run restaurants on campus.  The CIA is one of many fine examples of extraordinary food, beverage and cultural experiences the Hudson Valley has to offer.  Picture source: Dutchess Tourism, 2016.

Dining & Restaurant Information


Craft Beverages


      - Poughkeepsie, RT. 9, South Road Plaza, (4 mi. South of campus)

      - Hyde Park, RT. 9 (People's United Bank located inside Stop & Shop)

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      - RT. 9 South, across the street from Stop & Shop, near T.J.Maxx

Arts & Culture

Museums & Galleries


Theaters & Drive-in Movies


Marist Bookstore & Library

Sports, Recreation & Gyms

Marist Events

Hudson Valley Events

Pizzerias that Deliver to Marist

Community Information


The Walkway Over the Hudson is a retired railroad bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, New York, on the east bank and Highland, New York, on the west bank. It was originally built as a double track railroad bridge and was completed on January 1, 1889. It was taken out of service on May 8, 1974 after it was damaged by fire. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and was reopened on October 3, 2009 as a pedestrian walkway and part of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.  Today, "The Walkway" serves as a center of activity and special events in Poughkeepsie, including the annual Walkway Marathon, which begins on the Marist campus.  Source:, 2017


Area Profiles

Hudson Valley Housing


Religious Life

Volunteer Opportunities

LGBTQ+ Resources

Community Centers

Local Services

(Right) Mohonk Mountain House, in New Paltz, NY is 20 miles from Marist College.  Founded by the Smiley Family in 1869, the Victorian castle resort is nestled in the heart of the Hudson Valley and is surrounded by 40,000 acres of forest and protected wildlife.  The resort offers farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning spa.

Department of Motor Vehicles

Internet Service Providers

Hospitals & Health Care

Hotels & Local Accomodations

Employment On & Off Campus

Moving, Shipping & Postal Information

 Pet Services

Transportation & Travel


Banking & Personal Finances

Marist and the Community

Marist College has created partnerships with IBM, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, and the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, offering students and faculty opportunities to collaborate with these world-renowned leaders in business, history and ecology. Franklink D. Roosevelt Library In addition, the College has initiated several innovative programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, such as the Marist Institute for Public Opinion and the Marist Bureau of Economic Research.