Places of Interest
1900 Rte. 66, Ghent
Columbia County’s First Winery. Since opening in 2007 the winery has received numerous awards for its wines. The tasting room features a large selection of locally produced gourmet products including many artisanal cheeses.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12pm – 5pm with extended holiday hours and special events throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Theater & Music
39 Oak Hill Rd, Ghent (Mailing only)
518-610-0909 and 518-755-1716
Route 66, Chatham
434 Columbia Street, Hudson
Home to the Met Opera Live in HD, Oscar Shorts, UK National Theatre broadcasts and Outdoor Movies.
327 Warren Street Hudson
Town Hall Place, off Rt 66, Ghent
41 Cross Street (opposite Amtrak), Hudson
The only professional Equity theater company in the area, provides ground breaking, adventurous theater.
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.
110 South Front Street
History & Art
5720 Route 9G, Hudson
Home and estate of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church; the 250 acre grounds are open year around 8am until sunset. Hiking, picnicking, birding, snow-shoeing and cross country skiing are available seasonally along with programs and special events. Recreational activities on the pond include fishing (with valid NYS fishing license and permit), kayaks and non-motored boats. Permits for these activities are available from the Site Manager’s office. Tours of the house are April – October Tuesday – Sunday and Monday holidays 10am-5pm (last tour at 4pm); November – March Friday – Sunday 11am – 4pm (last tour at 3pm). Vehicle Fee weekends April 1 – October 31 (refunded with the purchase of a tour ticket).
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. The Fields Sculpture Park is open year round to the public during daylight hours. Plan at least one hour to visit all of the sculptures. 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.