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
- 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.
The NY Sherpa Recommends
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.