Touring with a touch of your phone

A new mobile audio tour of the Historic Hudson River Towns (HHRT) is now just a click away.

“At a time when concern about public health and safety is running high, this new tour is perfectly crafted, because it can be enjoyed at home, on a scenic drive in your car or outside while practicing social distancing,” said Nancy Gold, marketing director of Historic Hudson River Towns. “We feel sure that both residents and visitors will take great pleasure in experiencing the history, scenic beauty and charms that our historic places, parks, riverfronts and downtowns have to offer.”  

The new driving tour includes two audio points of interest in each of the 16 HHRT member communities, from Yonkers to Peekskill in Westchester County on the east side of the Hudson River and Nyack to Haverstraw in Rockland County on the west side, as well as on both the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and the Bear Mountain Bridge.

 The tour has been built by TravelStorysGPS, a company that develops geo-located audio tours for destinations and routes of travel across the country.  “Our mission is to pair the greatest communication tool of our time – the smartphone – with the greatest communication tool of all time – storytelling,” said Story Clark, founder and CEO of TravelStorysGPS.  “Travelers using mobile devices will now be able to discover and enjoy the delights of the Historic Hudson River Towns region in new and very exciting ways.” 

Other Historic Hudson River Towns tours coming soon on the TravelStorys app will include walking and biking tours on the path across the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, walking tours of Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Nyack, and a walking tour of painter Edward Hopper’s Nyack.  

The tour is accessible on mobile devices free of charge, either on the TravelStorys app, or online at hudsonriver.com or travelstorysGPS.com.

– Georgette Gouveia

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