One of the great parts about living in New York is the variety of experiences you can have. Whether you want to be in the city or out in nature, New York has it all. But with a focus on the outdoors, one of this states greatest natural wonders is right here in the Hudson Valley. takes a look at New York's 14 Natural Wonders, and the Hudson River is featured at #8. Named for explorer Henry Hudson, the river is just over 300 miles long. Beginning in the Adirondack Mountains, it makes it's way through the Hudson Valley and eventually empties in the Atlantic Ocean.

Much work has been done to clean the Hudson of pollutants in recent years. While there is work to be done, the river is cleaner than it's been in years according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Along with the Hudson River, Lake George, The Adirondacks and Niagara Falls are mentioned in the top 14.