Columbia County Attractions
Catamount Adventure Park
Catamount Ski Area
3290 Rt 23, Hillsdale
An aerial forest adventure with 11 courses including two 2,000’ zip line courses. 150 platforms in the trees are connected by bridges configured of cable, wood and rope. For ages 7 to adult. Group discounts. Open Spring, Summer and Fall.
Catamount Ski Area
3290 Rt 23, Hillsdale
Snow conditions: 800-342-1840
33 trails, 3 terrain parks, 1,000’ vertical drop,128 acres of terrain, 6 lifts- including summit quad, novice triple, 2 Wonder Carpets, 99% snowmaking, private and group lessons, ski & snowboard rentals, night skiing, Learn to Ski and Snowboard packages children’s lessons and a children’s playroom.
30 Main Street, Chatham
Brewed fresh, brewed local, Chatham Brewing’s fine selection of beers are brewed in the British tradition using the finest hops and malts available. These top-fermented ales are unfiltered, giving them a unique, lively character, and are available at many dining establishment in Columbia County. Custom and signature brews available for special events and restaurants. Growlers and kegs are available at the brewery, where you could see the process if you stop by most Saturdays.
Chatham Skate Park
Crellin Park, 2940 Rt. 66, Chatham
A 2300 square foot concrete park open every day year round - weather permitting. Only skateboards and roller blades are permitted. Free and open to the public.
Columbia County Fair
Rt. 66 & 203, Chatham Village
518-392-2121 or http://www.columbiafair.com
One of the oldest fairs in the country featuring full midway, nightly grandstand entertainment including Demolition Derbies, national rodeo, & national country singing stars, volunteer firefighters parade, daily animal shows; six days starting Wednesday through Labor Day 10am-11pm daily.
HADA – Hudson Antique Dealers Association
70 Antiques shops fill five historic walking blocks on Warren Street.
An amazing array and range of merchandise spanning all continents and centuries can be found in Hudson’s Antique Shops. Formal, country, art, modern, European and American Furniture, clocks, architectural items, garden furniture, rugs, paintings, porcelains, lighting, ephemera and decorative accessories abound in Hudson. Shop days and hours vary, please call ahead.
Harlem Valley Rail Trail
Access - Undermountain Rd, off Rt 22, Ancram
- Valley View Rd, Copake
- Taconic State Park Entrance (near Depot Deli), Copake Falls
A paved bicycle/pedestrian path built on the old railroad bed that connected New York City, the Harlem Valley, and Chatham, NY.
3074 US Route 9, Valatie
The first distillery in New York to be able to offer tastings and retail sale directly out of the distillery, Harvest Spirits has converted one of the massive cold storage rooms at Golden Harvest Farms into the region’s newest micro-distillery. Harvest Spirits makes alcohol from nature’s most perfect fruit: the apple, with apples grown on-site. Apples are grown, where they are pressed, fermented, distilled and bottled at the same location. Come see how this incredible tasting vodka is made. Also uses area pears for their Pear Brandy. Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm.
Hawthorne Valley Farm
327 Cty Rt 21C, Ghent
Enliven your senses and experience life at Hawthorne Valley Farm with the following tours
A Day on the Farm - A hands-on, farm based educational visit where you will experience life on this 400 acre working Biodynamic farm.
A Taste of the Farm - See where Hawthorne Valley farm foods are grown and crafted!
Seasonal Rhythms - The days, season and planetary movements guide activities on the farm. Seasonal demonstration are free. See website for schedule
Farm Tours - Learn about land stewardship practices and the role of agriculture in education, cultural enrichment and scientific inquiry. Public tour - 1st and 3rd Wed of month 10am-2pm, donations accepted, advance notice of arrival is suggested.
405 Columbia Street, Hudson
Club Helsinki Hudson continues its commitment to contributing to the quality of the community by cultivating connections between all ethnicities, ages and experience and to reflect the culture and human spirit through innovative programming.
Hillrock Estate Distillery
408 Pooles Hill Road, Ancram
Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail
Tucked in between the Hudson Valley and Berkshire Mountains, the trail extends from Southeast of Albany down to Hudson. You will find hand-crafted, award-winning and celebrated wines, beers, and spirits. You will also experience farm fresh produce, atrisanal cheeses, baked goods, 100% natural maple syrup, fresh apple ciders and other gourmet, local food products.
Hudson Cruises, Inc
Waterfront Park, Front Street, Hudson
Paddle wheeled 150-passenger vessel, sightseeing and dinner cruises. Also available for charter cruises for all occasions. May - October – please check website for schedule
Hudson Athens Water Taxi Fri and Sat 5-10pm http://www.hudsoncruises.com/taxi.html#
Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street, Hudson
A multi-arts center housed in the 1855 former Hudson City Hall. The second floor performance hall is the oldest surviving theatre in New York State. Ongoing programs include concerts, exhibitions, lectures, readings, theatre and dance presentations, hands-on workshops, after-school programs and large-scale community events like the annual Winter Walk. The building is open every day from 12-5 (many days longer hours) and closed on National Holidays. Building tours, exhibitions, lectures and readings are always free.
Hudson Walking Tour - Portrait of a Fascinating City
MaryAnn Zimmerman, Hudson Valley Journeys
Tour the city of Hudson - the History of the city from its founding in 1784, its vibrant architecture, its cultural diversity $12 per person
1900 Rte. 66, Ghent
Award wining wines, including gold medals from the NY State Fair, Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association and the NY Food & Wine Classic among others. In the picturesque tasting room you can also sample a wide range of locally produced gourmet products, including many Hudson Valley cheeses, The winery hosts events throughout the year and is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 5:00pm
Lake Taghkanic State Park
One mile South of the Rt 82 interchange with the Taconic State Parkway or 1528 Rt 82
camping: tent, trailer, cottages, and cabins; swimming, boat rentals, trails, ice fishing, skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing & snowmobile trails; deer & turkey hunting(bow only) in designated areas in season; Camping Season: May-October; park open YR - fee to enter Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Lebanon Valley Dragway
1746 Rt 20, West Lebanon
NHRA sanctioned drag racing April - October
Lebanon Valley Speedway
1746 Rt 20, West Lebanon
DIRT Sanctioned stock car racing; Saturdays mid April - September, Mid-Week special events during July and August
Love Apple Farm Petting Zoo
1421 Rt 9H, Ghent
featuring baby animals such as a calf, llama, pigs, ducks, goat, lambs, chickens, prairie dogs, peacock and other various animals that children may feed. June - October
PO Box 204 1925 Rt 203, Chatham
A professional theatre presenting classic and contemporary musicals, late May through mid-September. Children’s musicals July & August.
Old Chatham Sheepherding Company Farm
99 Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham
Visit this farm and watch milking and cheese making.
Old Chatham Tennis Club
105 Cty Rt 13, Old Chatham
Two hard courts, one HarTru. Open Fall, Winter and Spring, hourly rates available
Pick Your Own Farms
Please visit our Farm and Farmer’s Markets listed on our Shopping Map
2980 Rt 66, Chatham
A performance venue integrating the beautiful rural quality of the Town of Chatham with state of the art technology hosting both world class music and dance performers and local professional, amateur and student artists.
Richmor Aviation, Inc
Columbia County Airport
Rt 9H, Ghent
Provides flight training and scenic flights, fuel sales, maintenance, hanger & tie down, pilot supply sales
41 Cross Street (opposite Amtrak), Hudson
The only professional Equity theater company in the area, provides ground breaking, adventurous theater
Taconic State Park
Rt 344, off Rt 22, Copake Falls
Camping: tent, trailer, cabins & cottages; swimming; fishing; extensive trail system offering biking and nature trails, nature center, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobile trails; Bash Bish Falls; Deer hunting in season; Camping Season mid-May - December 6 with 6 Cabins open year ‘round; park open YR - fee to enter Memorial Day - Labor Day.
The Fields at Omi
1405 Cty Rt 22, Ghent
100 acres dotted with internationally recognized contemporary sculpture. It offers established as well as emerging American and international artists unique possibilities to create and exhibit a broad range of large-scale work. The Fields’ mission is to expand the experience of what contemporary art viewed in a natural environment can be. A golf cart is available for handicapped use and bicycles are also provided. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy picnic facilities located throughout the park. Guided tours are available to groups of six or more. The Fields offers educational workshops and tours for school groups and other organizations.
The Fields Sculpture Park is open year round during daylight hours.
Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center and Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday during the Summer, and Saturday and Sunday during the Winter. (extended hours available - please call for sepcifics)
654 Route 20, New Lebanon
Summer stock theater in the Berkshires
Time and Space Limited
434 Columbia Street, Hudson
Home to the Met Opera Live in HD, Oscar Shorts, UK National Theatre broadcasts and Outdoor Movies
1774 Rt 9, Germantown
The goal was to produce wines that they would like to drink ourselves. “Wines that are enjoyed with food just as much as friends,” Success marks their first year with five wines and a cassis sweetened with honey, not sugar. Their Cabernet Franc has been well received by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Tousey Winery is a proud member of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail. Sat & Sun 12-5pm
Western Riding Stables, Inc
228 Sawchuk Rd, Ancram(Millerton)
Lessons, trail rides, pack trips, pony rides and hay/sleigh rides
Won Dharma Center
361 Rt 23, Claverack
Captivating views of the area, it is a special environment where meditation, dharma study, weekly dharma services, volunteering is on-going. Whether you would like simply to learn meditation and take a mental vacation, to renew and redirect your life or whether you seek to find the real meaning of life and solve the rave matters of life and death, the Won Dharma Center will be available to renew your vision and deepen your practice.