The Hudson Valley is one of the most recognizable landscapes in the country. Named after the river that Henry Hudson explored, the region is home to several iconic sites which have played an important role in our history. It has also been a training ground for America’s leaders. From the United States Military Academy, whose graduates include Ulysses S. Grant, George S. Patton, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Omar Bradley, to the home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt at Hyde Park, the Hudson Valley has been an area that has helped produce some of the country’s most influential people. While visiting you can enjoy a meal at the Culinary Institute of America or take a boat ride along the Hudson River.