Tradition holds that Henry Hudson’s crew named Red Hook in 1609 for a hook-like land configuration and hills covered by red foliage near where they anchored. Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet of Red Hook, is home to Bard College, one of the country’s leading liberal arts colleges. The campus boasts the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts – designed by Frank Gehry, a dynamic environment for innovative world-class programs in music, opera, theater, and dance. At the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, see one of the world’s largest collections of antique airplanes from WWI, the barnstorming era, and the earliest days of aviation. You can also catch a thrilling air show or schedule an exciting biplane ride!