Top Hudson Valley Locations For Engagement Photos

I love finding new and interesting spots in my backyard. There are so many great spots in the area so it really depends on what style you’re looking for and how far you’re willing to travel. In no particular order, these are some stunning (mostly free) locations in the Hudson Valley that would be perfect for your next photo shoot!

Hikes/Nature

  1. Minnewaska State Park - Kerhonkson

  2. Kaaterskill Waterfall - Hunter Falls

  3. Innisfree Garden - Millbrook

  4. Breakneck Ridge - Beacon

  5. Mt Beacon - Beacon

  6. Long Dock Park - Beacon

  7. Storm King Mountain - New Windsor

  8. Shaupeneak Ridge - Esopus

  9. Black Creek Preserve - Esopus

  10. Constitution Marsh and Indian Brook Falls - Garrison

  11. Innisfree - Millbrook

  12. Dover Stone Church - Dover

  13. Rosendale Trestle - Rosendale

  14. Widow Jane Mine - New Paltz

  15. Poet’s Walk - Red Hook

  16. Stony Kill Farm - Wappingers Falls

  17. Sunflower Valley Farm - New Hampton

  18. Bear Mountain State Park - Bear Mountain

  19. Storm King Art Center - New Windsor

  20. Tibbetts Brook Park - Yonkers

Ruins/Abandoned Buildings

  1. Franny Reese State Park - Highland

  2. Manitou Point Nature Preserve - Manitou

  3. Overlook Mountain - Woodstock

  4. Cornish Estate - Cold Spring

  5. Madam Brett Park - Beacon

  6. Dennings Point - Beacon

  7. Dundas Castle - Roscoe

  8. West Point Foundry Preserve - Cold Spring

Classy Buildings/Mansions/Gardens

  1. Vanderbilt Mansion & Gardens- Hyde Park

  2. Untermeyer Gardens- Yonkers

  3. Home of FDR - Hyde Park

  4. Locust Grove - Poughkeepsie

  5. Boscobel - Garrison

  6. Chaung Yen Monastery - Carmel

  7. Empire State Plaza - Albany

  8. Olana - Hudson

  9. Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz

  10. Old Rhinebeck Aerodome - Rhinebeck

  11. Testimonial Arch - New Paltz

  12. Vassar College - Poughkeepsie

  13. Poughkeepsie Train Station - Poughkeepsie

  14. West Point Military Academy - West Point