nat_geo_smallNestled between the majestic Hudson River and the Berkshire’s Taconic Range, Columbia County is a perfect weekend getaway, vacation destination or just a place to kick back and relax. Only two hours north of New York City, Columbia County offers unsurpassed rural beauty, a rich cultural scene and active recreational opportunities.

Columbia County—Easy to reach, harder to tear yourself away. You’ll find yourself discovering worlds within worlds of pleasure, serenity, and entertainment. From world-class music and theater performances, state and national historic sites, art galleries, vineyards, distilleries and wineries to outdoor adventure geared to the whole family. You’ll fill your days and nights with memory-making for as long as you choose to stay. Agricultural roots run deep in Columbia County. Family farms have been growing heirloom vegetable strains for generations. Indulge your senses in a taste and leave with the makings of a feast and tips on how to fix it. It’s all here: five-star cuisine, extraordinary diner fare, ethnic treats and pizza as an art form. Columbia County—where farm-to-table cuisine is just how it’s done. Here’s a sampling of what Columbia offers, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Olana State Historic Site, Edna St. Vincent Millay home, Catamount Ski & Adventure Park, Helsinki Hudson, Lake Taghkanic State Park, five star restaurants, scenic hiking and biking trails—our options are endless.