Sure, you probably could figure out where Cole and Church painted various Hudson River School masterpieces. But this outfit will take you on a guided hike to the spot.
“Olana in the Clouds,” by Frederic Edwin Church, 1872, oil on paper, 8 11/16 x 12 1/8 in. Collection Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York.
The Thomas Cole Historic Site is offering a series of guided hikes to important locations such as Kaaterskill Falls, Sunset Rock, and the Catskill Mt. House. A full schedule of the hikes is available on the Thomas Cole Historic Site. The guided hikes cost $17 — $15 for members — and the fee includes a copy of the Hudson River School Art Trail Guidebook, a guided tour of the Thomas Cole Historic Site, in the village of Catskill, New York, and a guided hike to that day’s site.
Advance reservations are required. The Hudson River School Art Trail also has tours in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Wyoming. Visit this site to learn more.