Frederic Church's home at Olana
View from Thomas Cole's porch
Kaaterskill Falls Painted by many HRS painters
Kaaterskill Clove -also a favorite place for the HRS painters
I have ALWAYS admired the Hudson River School, especially Frederic Church, Sanford Gifford (my fave-he is in this category although more of a luminist), and Asher Durand (check out his letters). They had the first artist colony in Palenville. It served as a base for their painting in Kaaterskill Clove and Falls (above.)
The two best parts of the trip-seeing Frederic Church's view and feeling his presence inside his house. It has all the original furnishings and paint that Church bought /ordered for his home.
I highly recommend visiting Olana..it's breath taking in so many ways.
Check out this link- http://www.history.vt.edu/Barrow/Hist3144/readings/hudsonriver/index.html