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Introduction to Columbia County Neighborhoods


None other than Henry Hudson himself was the first European to set foot on what is now Columbia County, when his ship, the Half Moon, pulled over for a few repairs and to look for food. Today, the county, which rolls and sweeps from the eastern bank of the river that bears his name to the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, is still mostly agrarian. Its fertile soil supports a cornucopia of local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and other delights. Countless summer and fall festivals celebrate this agricultural bounty with music, fun and, of course, fresh food. Outdoor amenities are perhaps the county’s greatest treasures. Choice spots for hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, cycling and leaf-peeping abound. The 5,000-acre Taconic State Park features an invigorating hike up to Bish-Bash Falls, a 200-foot waterfall (which, yes, is technically in Massachusetts). Hunting of another sort—for antiques, arts and crafts—is also plentiful. The village of Hudson supports more than 65 antique shops Warren Street and its side streets. Historic homes, including Olana, the Moorish-inspired home of Frederic Church, one of America's premier landscape painters, and the Georgian home of our eighth president, Martin van Buren, dot the landscape. For culture, Chatham’s Mac-Hayden Theater presents family-friendly musicals in a charming and intimate 350-seat theater-in-the-round. And sports fans can catch car-racing thrills at Lebanon Valley Speedway and Dragway.

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Hudson Valley Events

  • IN:SITE Outdoor Art Show

    2016.06.27

    IN:SITE is a summer-long outdoor art exhibit at the Century House Historical Society (CHHS) on the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY, home of the...

  • HITS on the Hudson presents Horse Shows 2016

    2016.05.25

    HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars...

  • HIGH MEADOW SCHOOL

    2016.06.27

    For children ages 4 - 12! Unique and exciting experiences in the arts, athletics, and open ended play including nature exploration, low ropes...

  • Kids Horseback Riding Camp

    2016.06.27

    Summer Horseback Riding Camp 2016 We are pleased to announce that we will be holding several different Summer Horseback Riding Camps...

  • Gift Fair

    2016.06.01

    Come and enjoy our amazing collection of handmade gifts. New stock from India displayed in a full array of color and vibrancy. Clothes, shawls,...

  • Free Admission To Storm King For All Visitors

    2016.06.30

    All are welcome!

  • Boscobel House and Gardens presents Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now

    2016.04.16

    Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen...

  • Bravelet

    2016.04.27

      Join Team Lisa's Positive Vibes with this ongoing Bravelet Fundraiser! Visit: https://www.bravelets.com/shop-jewelry Click Shop.  In the...

  • Basilica FREE Screening Series - River’s Pics

    2016.06.26

    Sundays | June 26 | July 31 | August 28 | All Films start at 11AM   Selected by River Stone   FREE Sunday Kid Matinees!...

  • Kids Art Camp

    2016.06.27

    Come join us to create a variety of art projects. Explorations may include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more. Students will be...

  • Aston Magna Music Festival

    2016.06.24

    Aston Magna Music Festival is the nation's longest running summer festival featuring early music performed on authentic period instruments, in the...

  • Claire Lambe: Paintings

    2016.06.01

    Claire Lambe: Paintings, at the Falcon Opening Reception: June 5th, 4 - 5:30 pm Artist Claire Lambe has a solo exhibition opening on June 5 at...

  • Concert to Celebrate Woodstock Elders

    2016.06.17

    SageArts is hosting a concert on July 17 to celebrate in song the lives of local elders from the Woodstock, N.Y. community.  SageArts is an...

  • "Draw To The Nude" Art Opening

    2016.04.09

    Group Drawing Show featuring the works of Garin Baker, Niamh Butler, Bob Breur, Andrew Lattimore, Mary Mugele Sealfon and John A. Varriano. The...

  • Life Drawing

    2016.03.17

    Drawing with Life Model Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.   Artists of all levels are invited to refine their drawing skills working from a nude model in a...

  • ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

    2016.06.30

      Please join us Thursday, June 30th for an education program by the Alzheimer's Association and hosted by Braemar at Wallkill focused...

  • Hudson Valley Comedy Festival

    2016.06.30

    In our inaugural year, we are bringing comedians and filmmakers from all over the country to the Hudson Valley from June 30th to July 3rd, 2016,...

  • Basilica FREE Screening Series - Bollywood @ Basilica

    2016.06.21

    Basilica FREE Screening Series - Bollywood @ Basilica Tuesdays | June 21 | July 12 | August 9 | Doors at 7PM | Films at 8PM   FREE...

  • Inspirational Cooking

    2016.06.30

    with Chef Angela Rivera and Tim Miller Join us for a fun night of creative cooking from the heart. Feel the freedom to create delicious meals...

  • Mac-Haydn Theatre's 48th Season!

    2016.05.17

    The Mac-Haydn Theatre is opening their 48th season! The Mac-Haydn Theatre, entering its 48th season in Columbia County, will be opening their...


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