Situated between the scenic Hudson River and the majestic foothills of the Berkshire mountains lies Columbia County, NY, one of the jewels of the Hudson Valley.

The county’s easy accessibility by car or Amtrak train makes it a perfect getaway destination. Steeped in history, Columbia County offers over 50 historic places including President Martin Van Buren’s retirement estate, Lindenwald, painter Fredric Church’s family homestead, Olana, historic Hudson-Athens lighthouse tours and Clermont, the family home of one of the valley’s most prominent families, the Livingstons.

So come and follow The Heritage Trail and discover for yourself why National Geographic Traveler Magazine(2012) has named the Hudson Valley as “one of the top ten travel destinations.”