Hudson, Garrison, NY
As if we needed additional reasons to visit Olana (the Moorish-inspired home built by Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church in the late 1800s) and Boscobel (the 1808 Federal-style mansion erected by the States Dyckman family): Each is a standout example of architectural beauty, and each has an unrivaled view of the mighty Hudson. And now, each estate also boasts its own art gallery. Boscobel’s exhibition gallery, which hosted a show of Hudson River School works this summer, just ended its second season last month. At Olana, the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery’s inaugural exhibit, Glories of the Hudson, runs through Oct. 12 and features sketches Church made of views from his hilltop home (some of which have never before been seen by the public).