10 Best Things To Do in Red Hook

Red Hook is a beautiful neighborhood of the New York City with a picturesque backdrop of shipping yards with deep historical roots. The name ‘Red Hook’ is because of the red clay found in the peninsula projecting into the Upper New York Bay. This place gives you the feel of a laid-back countryside charm yet is vibrant with some upscale boutiques, museums and art galleries. With a number of independent distilleries and wineries; Red Hood offers some best wine tastings and tours. If you are looking for top tourist attractions in Red Hook in a day or two, here is the whole-hog. 

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Let's explore Red Hook points of interest and 10 best things to do in Red Hook:

1. Learn the evolution of aircraft at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome museum displays an overwhelming number of historical aircraft right from the Wright-era reconstructions to the monoplanes and biplanes of the 1930s. It has also an envious collection of antique automobiles and aircraft from the World War I. The air show that happens in this aerodrome museum is definitely a no-miss thing.

2. Shop horse-centric pieces of art at  Equis Art Gallery

If you are passionate either about horses or art, the Equis Art Gallery is for you. The Art Gallery owned by Juliet Harrison is an enchanting place filled with various arts like paintings, photographs and pictures created by artists worldwide with the horse as the core subject. All the pieces are nominally priced. So, gift yourself the most alluring one!

3. Learn history at the Red Hook Waterfront Museum

This museum is appropriately located inside a boat, the 1914 Lehigh Valley Barge #79. The museum was founded in 1985 and fill you with knowledge about the maritime history in that area and promote the waterfront access. This barge museum filled with time preserved artifacts is also a great spot to catch the sunset.

4. Dawdle through the Poet's Walk Park

If you would just like to have a laid-back day, head to the Poet's Walk Park. The sprawling 120 acres of the park have gravel paths lined with wooden benches for a leisure walk around the garden. The park also lets you have some amazing views of the sunset. The place is great to visit with family, friends or solo and the meadows and woods soothe you from within.

5. Revel in the beautiful views at the Valentino Pier

Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier is a waterfront park that features a pier to view the front side of the Statue of Liberty. The park also has kayak boat launch and the flower-filled green park is a great place to picnic to family or to peacefully read a book with boats floating by peacefully in the backdrop.

6. Relish the  Key lime pie at Steve's

Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies is a wholesale bakery that lives up to the hype. You just cannot afford to miss treating your taste buds with pies from this bakery during your visit to the NYC. Tasting the Swingle, a frozen chocolate covered key lime pie on a stick is heaven on Earth.

7. Visit Brooklyn Crab for the foodie in you

This is the place to eat, play and enjoy in Red Hook. The tri-level seafood restaurant offers a delighting range of crab of raw oysters. The spacious outdoor seating with water views makes the place really warm. The restaurant has mini golf, bocce and cornhole for a perfect food experience.

8. Tour the Widow Jane distillery

Widow Jane distillery is built from the recycled bricks from Dutch Red Hook Houses. The Widow Jane Distillery, the Cacao Prieto Rum and Liquor Distillery, a bar, Cacao Chocolate making facility and Botanica are all nestled within a  complex and you can your this place at a nominal fee. Tours are arranged every Saturday and Sunday and are priced  $15 for the tour and a tasting.

9. Visit the Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works is a non-profit organization and is a beautiful collaboration between arts and sciences and is a place to kindle one's multidisciplinary creativity. The Pioneer Works Lab has a super fast computer and state of the art microscope for research. There is also a vast garden to relax and rewind in the lap of nature.

10. Pick your fruits at Red Hill Farm

Red Hill Farm is a massive 100 acres of farmland with trees like apples, plums, peaches and cherries. You can book your visit to the farm and enjoy a beautiful day spending time amidst the lush green farm filled with fruits; picking them and munching them.

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  1. Poets Walk

    # 1 of 55 Things To Do in Red Hook | Added 73 times in trip plans
    Poets Walk

    Tags: Hiking Trail

    Address: 776 River Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571, USA

    Visiting the Poets Walk is something that must be on the list of things to do in Red Hook for every couple! The gorgeous charming setting of this garden, the open meadows, the lovely woods, the hiking...Read more

  2. Lyceum Cinemas

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    Address: 15 Old Farm Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571, USA

    Timings: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm Details
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    Emily Crimmins

    $6 matinee price. Refreshments of large popcorn, 4 medium drinks and 3 candies was $33(would have been at least $50 for the refreshments alone in Albany.) Quick friendly service at the ticket counter ...

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  3. Greig Farm

    # 3 of 55 Things To Do in Red Hook | Added 19 times in trip plans
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    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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    Banmatti Beharey

    This farm is quite an awesome farm . I enjoy picking blueberries with my kid, I would go again to pick apples and pumpkin the one he drive was well worth it. People are so much different, friendly and...

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  4. Montgomery Place

    # 4 of 55 Things To Do in Red Hook | Added 22 times in trip plans
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    Address: River Rd off Rte 9G, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 12504, USA

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    Brian Garcia

    Beautiful mansion and grounds right on the Hudson. Great for hiking, picnics and just relaxing. My kids love the frog ponds and the gardens are beautiful. Mosey on down to the mansion and you can sit ...

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  5. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

    # 5 of 55 Things To Do in Red Hook | Added 2 times in trip plans
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    Address: 9 Norton Rd, P.O. Box 229

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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    Lukiex

    I got a permission to fly in there. The field is a bit challenging but doable. Carefully calculate Ur weight, fuel, temp, density alt.. Cool place. The people there take pride in their work and volun...

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  6. Red Hook Public Library

    # 6 of 55 Things To Do in Red Hook | Added 1 time in trip plans
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    Address: 7444 S Broadway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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    Anonymous

    Dawn the library director does not have it together in a big way. They need someone who is more professional

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  7. Equis Art Gallery

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    Address: 7516 N Broadway

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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    Cathy Sheeter

    Truly a unique gem in the fine art world, featuring artwork themed all around the equine. A wide range of styles from contemporary to realism and all different artists, sizes, and price points. Owne...

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  8. St John's Reformed Church

    # 8 of 55 Things To Do in Red Hook | Added 1 time in trip plans
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    Address: 126 Old Post Rd N

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    Serena Winchell

    The Dutch Reformed Church has a brilliant and long history in America, especially in New York...but tradition and history aside, this church is one of the most welcoming, inclusive, and accepting plac...

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  9. St Paul's Lutheran Church

    # 9 of 55 Things To Do in Red Hook | Added 1 time in trip plans
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    Address: 57 S Broadway

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  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

    4097 Albany Post Rd

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  • Clermont State Historic Site

    1 Clermont Ave

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  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

    4097 Albany Post Rd

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

    4097 Albany Post Rd

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  • Thomas Cole Cedar Grove

    218 Spring St

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  • Vanderbilt Mansion

    81 Vanderbilt Park Rd

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  • Center For Curatorial Studys

    33 Garden Rd

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    168 Lighthouse Dr

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    330 Morton Rd

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  • Hessel Museum Of Art

    33 Garden Rd

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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

    4079 Albany Post Rd

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  • Puttin Plus

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    56 Valkill Park Rd

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    21 Finkle Rd

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  • Hoffman House

    94 N Front St

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  • Keegan Ales

    20 Saint James St

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  • Landau Grill

    17 Mill Hill Rd

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  • Armadillo Bar & Grill

    97 Abeel St

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    110 Partition St

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  • The Anchor

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  • Kingston Point Beach

    53 Delaware Ave

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  • Ferncliff Forest

    Mt Rutsen Rd

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  • Drowned Lands Swamp

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  • Hook Line & Sinker Bait Shop

    99 Mill Rd

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  • Heatherfield Farm

    603 Route 199

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  • Lido's Game Farm

    68 Berkshire Rd

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  • TMT Hunting Preserve

    302 Schoolhouse Rd

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