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Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

West Point, World’s End, and the Hudson Highlands.
West Point, World’s End, and the Hudson Highlands.

Photo by Jake Rajs

Quick Facts

The Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area was designated by Congress in 1996 as the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and was officially renamed in honor of Maurice D. Hinchey in 2019. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Hudson River Valley NHA collaborates with residents, government agencies, non-profit groups and private partners to interpret, preserve and celebrate the nationally-significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley. In this way, the NHA encourage public stewardship for these resources as well as economic activity at the local and regional level.

The Hudson River Valley NHA is managed by the Hudson River Valley Greenway, an innovative New York State sponsored program created to facilitate the development of a regional strategy for preserving scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources while encouraging compatible economic development and maintaining the tradition of home rule for land use decision-making.

The Hudson River Valley NHA includes the following NPS sites:

The NHA also has more than 100 partner sites.

Last updated: June 6, 2019