Red Hook

For the neighborhood in Brooklyn, see Brooklyn/Gowanus and Red Hook.
St. Paul's (Zion's) Evangelical Lutheran Church in Red Hook

Red Hook is the name of both a village and a township in Dutchess County, New York. The town encompasses the villages of Red Hook and Tivoli as well as the hamlets of Annandale-on-Hudson, Barrytown and Upper Red Hook. This is a very pretty area of the Hudson Valley, characterized by countryside and small towns.

Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce provides tourist information.

Get in

Modern sculpture and old building at Bard College

By car

Car is your best bet. The main north/south road in the area is Route 9, which bisects the village of Red Hook and connects it with Rhinebeck, to its immediate south. Its local offshoot is Route 9G, which is one lane each way, and enables you to get to Bard College and Tivoli.

By train

You can take Amtrak to Rhinecliff and then take a taxi. Taxis are expensive, however, so get a ride from someone if you can.

Get around

To get around this area, for the most part, you will need a car. Biking is possible in decent weather.


Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard College
Montgomery Place


Elmendorph Inn, built c. 1750, is the oldest of a number of historic buildings in the village of Red Hook


A view of downtown Tivoli

Stay safe

If you are driving, watch out for deer on the road and cyclists or pedestrians on the side of the road. Deer cross very often, sometimes darting headlong into traffic without warning, and you really don't want one to go through your windshield if you can avoid it. If you are cycling or walking on the side of 9G, be very mindful of motor vehicle traffic. This narrow road is a major thoroughfare in the area, it lacks any sidewalk, and many motorists speed. There have been some fatal accidents involving pedestrians.

Go next

To the south, Rhinebeck is a small town, but much bigger than Red Hook, full of lovely houses, and a good place for a stroll in good weather.

To the north, Hudson has a long strip of great buildings on Warren St.

To the west, across the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, are the city of Kingston and the Catskill Mountains.

To the east are the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Routes through Red Hook

Albany Hudson  N  S  Rhinebeck New York City

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