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Columbia County
Bordered by the Hudson River on the west and bucolic rolling hills to the east, Columbia County is a classic Hudson River Valley landscape.
Bordered by the Hudson River on the west and bucolic rolling hills to the east, Columbia County is a classic Hudson River Valley landscape. This area is rich in arts and culture and fascinating history.
  • NYS Region: Hudson River Valley

  • Distance: NYC: 2.5hrs - Hartford: 1.5hrs - Philly: 3.75hrs - Boston: 2.25hrs

  • Famous for: History, Craft Beverages and Hudson

  • Not to miss: City of Hudson and Olana State Historic Site.

  • Perfect for: Couples, Families, Outdoors Lovers

  • Link ColumbiaCountyTourism.org

  • Publish Date: May 04, 2017

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Why It's Famous

 

Bordered by the Hudson River on the west and bucolic rolling hills to the east, Columbia County is a classic Hudson River Valley landscape. This area is rich in arts and culture and fascinating history. 

    • Now a National Historic Site, Martin Van Buren, the 8th US President, retired here.
    • Historic Warren Street in Hudson is lined with 50 antique stores and galleries.
    • The masterful home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church, visit Olana State Historic Site.
    • Craft beverages are a staple here with brewers and distilleries like Hillrock Distillery, Stone Bridge Cidery, Hudson-Chatham Winery, and much more.
    • Cross-country ski at Lake Taghkanic State Park, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, or Catamount.

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The NY Sherpa Recommends

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Do you love speed? Whether DIRT sanctioned stock car racing or NHRA sanctioned drag racing the Valley of Speed is your destination. Maybe the Sherpa will race his Sherpa Mobile here . . . Maybe.

Adventure: Lebanon Valley Speedway and Dragway
1746 Rt. 20,
West Lebanon, NY
518-794-9606
LebanonValley.com

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Brewed fresh, brewed local, Chatham Brewery’s award-winning selection of beers are made with the finest hops and malts available. Their tasting room features 14 varieties of lively and unique ales and lagers along with new seasonal offerings. Have a pint of your favorite!

Craft Brews: Chatham Brewery
59 Main St.,
Chatham, NY
518-697-0202
ChathamBrewing.com

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This is a really fun place to take the whole family and let everyone experience the mountain at their own skill level. Catamount is one of the few remaining family-owned ski-areas. Grab your gear or rent theirs, just get out there.

Snow Sports: Catamount Ski Area
78 Catamount Rd.,
Hillsdale, NY
518-325-3200
CatamountTrees.com

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An incredible aerial forest adventure with a variety of courses for all skill levels. Get fitted for your harness and gloves, and start navigating your chosen treetop course. There are levels for every age group 7 years and older.

Family Fun: Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
78 Catamount Rd.,
Hillsdale, NY
518-325-3200
CatamountTrees.com

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From their farm to your table, 100% Grass-fed and finished Black Angus Burgers and other locally-sourced and organic treats will tease your taste buds while you enjoy a 1950’s diner atmosphere.

Foodie: Grazin’ Diner
717 Warren St.,
Hudson, NY
518-822-9323
GrazinBurger.com

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“Upstate’s Downtown,” Hudson, NY is a “lively urban gem set in the jewel-like natural environment of Columbia County”—not to mention world-class dining and retail, a diverse art and music scene and 10 miles of historic streets in its two square miles of city.

Cool Towns: Downtown Hudson
Hudson, NY
GoToHudson.net
ColumbiaCountyTourism.org

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Tour this historic studio and estate complex — and home to the founder of the Hudson River School of Art, Frederic Edwin Church. Virtually every window of this masterpiece looks out onto the beauty that inspired an art movement.

Wine: Olana State Historic Park
5720 NY-9G,
Hudson, NY
518-828-0135
Olana.org

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This place is cool. It’s a one-of-a-kind establishment that prides itself in the institutions of “proper drinking” and quirky lodging options that offer a rare experience for guests visiting Columbia County. Each room’s distinctive character makes staying here like hanging out with an old friend.

Craft Brews: WM Farmer & Sons
20 S Front St.,
Hudson, NY
518-828-1635
WMFarmerAndSons.com 

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