If you are looking for the perfect getaway destination, Columbia County is the ideal place. Unsurpassed rural beauty, quaint unique boutiques, Hudson antiques, a rich cultural scene, active recreational opportunities, and heritage sites fill the seasons with things to do and see. Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening now!
Bird Walk: Steepletop
Edna St. Vincent Millay inspired many with her nature poetry. She especially loved birds and kept a detailed account of the comings and goings of them at Steepletop in a little bird guide book. To honor her legacy, Larry Federman, from the Audubon Society, will conduct a bird walk at Steepletop. Bring your binoculars and hiking attire. (In case of rain, event will be rescheduled-reservations recommended)
Antique fire trucks, parade, exciting demonstrations, fun, educational games, free admission to the Museum for the day, ceremony commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the FASNY Firemen’s Home, great vendors and delicious food!
FASNY Museum of Firefighting:117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson
Time: 10am-4pm (parade step off at 9:30am), Fee: FREE
This “must ride” Spring cycling event is a non-competitive “gravel Gran Fondo” of 100K, approximately 65 miles long, almost entirely on dirt roads with some sections of off-road thrown in as well. You’ll ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast, with plenty of climbing, and plenty of fun descents to match.
Unique interstate festival featuring award winning beverages from the Hudson Valley & the Massachusetts Berkshire Region. Crafters, jewelers, artisans, food and music, along with kid friendly activities.
Columbia County Fairgrounds: 182 Hudson Street, Chatham
Time: Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, Fee: $25/Tasting Ticket, $10/General Admission, Free/children under 12
Visit our booth at the 12th Annual New York By Rail Day – Penn Station Travel Show. Pick up the latest Columbia County Visitor’s & Dining Guide along with the brand new Bicycle Columbia County guide highlighting 14 biking loops and 5 mountain bike trails that are ranked by skill level and length.
Thursday, May 18 – 7:00am – 3:00pm
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