Whether it is winter or summer, the eighteen townships of Columbia County offer a wide range of things to see and do. Explore our western border as you enjoy Hudson River Valley lodging, which offers boating, cruises, fishing, and the most spectacular views of the river and the Hudson Valley from the historic mansion, Olana, home of Hudson River School painter, Frederic Church. The central region's farms and soft rolling countryside vistas make driving a pleasure and offer many farm stands and pick your own apple orchards. On the eastern border of the county, Austerlitz, Copake, Hillsdale and New Lebanon are situated in the foothills of the Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts and offer great hiking and biking, and easy access to the many historic houses, museums and other cultural attractions in the Berkshires, such as Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony.
* on map denotes State Parks