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Are you looking for a very scenic drive (1 1/2 hours) in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley? Well, here it is:

- Take a left from the driveway of Cromwell Manor Inn.

- Continue to traffic circle.

- Go halfway around circle, continuing onto Main Street.

- Go through first stop light. At next light, bear right, passing the pond.

- At blinking stoplight, continue straight.

- Stay on Route 218 (it takes a 90 degree right in town).

- Go up 218 being sure to take the first pullout for a great view of the Hudson River.

- Continue up the mountain to 9W south. Be sure you get on 9W south, not north!

- Go to traffic circle and continue straight on 9W south.

- Take first right to Bear Mountain.

- Continue until you see Perkins Memorial Drive.

- Take Perkins Memorial Drive to top of Bear Mountain. On a clear day, you can see the skyline of Manhattan
   if you look carefully.

- When you come back down the mountain, you can return by reversing the directions above, or you can take a right when
   you get to the bottom of Perkins Memorial Drive and then follow the signs to Seven Lakes Drive.

- Stay on Seven Lakes Drive and enjoy great views until you get to Route 6 West. Take a right on Rt. 6 West to Route 32
  North, continuing until you see Woodbury Common Premium Shopping Outlet on your right.

- Go past Woodbury Common by about 1 mile into Central Valley.

- Take a right on Smith Clove Road at the traffic light in Central Valley (there is a Chinese restaurant on your right).
   Smith Clove Road eventually turns into Angola Road.

- Go about 8 ½ miles and you will pass Jones Farm on your left.

- Cromwell Manor Inn is on your left after Jones Farm.