Visitors

Greenport offers visitors a wide range of attractions and things to do within a short distance.

Olana:  Former home of the most famous of the Hudson River School artists, Frederick Church.  Olana is a must visit for anyone visiting the area.  It is an extraordinary house with an exceptional collection of art by Church and works he collected from Europe.  The house, with its spectacular views of the Hudson River is a work of art itself.  For more information visit:  www.olana.org

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FASNY Firefighting Museum:  There are over 60 fire engines on display at this exceptional museum. http://www.fasnyfiremuseum.com/

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Greenport Conservation Area:  The Greeport conservation area comprises more than 700 acres of protected park and woodlands.  A great place for long walks, bird watching and river views at the gazebos.  Walks for every ability.  http://clctrust.org/public-conservation-areas/greenport/

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Greenport Commons:  Shop at Kohl’s, Lowe’s, WalMart, PetSmart and T K Maxx among others or Greenports many other stores.

City of Hudson:  Hudson, encircled by the town of Greenport, is an exceptionally well-preserved and dynamic town.  The capital of Columbia County, Hudson is home to an array of antique, design and designer shops, restaurants and music venues.  http://gotohudson.net/

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Thomas Cole House:  Frederick Church’s mentor and Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole’s historic home is situated across the Rip Van Winkle bridge in Catskill.  http://www.thomascole.org/

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Lindenwald, Home of President Martin Van Buren:  Van Buren ran two presidential campaigns from this wonderful house situated on the old Albany post road. http://www.nps.gov/mava/index.htm

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Kaaterskill Falls:  One of the oldest tourist attractions in the Hudson Valley, these spectacular falls are among the tallest in New York State.  A 20 minute hike off Route 23B which climbs up into the Catskill Mountains.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaaterskill_Falls

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North South Lake:  An exceptionally beautiful park in summer or winter with its two lakes was a popular subject of Hudson River School artists.  A short hike from the camp grounds takes the visitor to the former location of Catskill Mountain House.  Once a spectacular retreat for the wealthy, but now long gone.  The exceptional views of the Hudson Valley make this a must see site.  http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24487.html

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Chatham Fairgrounds (Columbia County Fair):  Host to a range of events including the Columbia County Fair it is always worth looking at the events schedule.  http://www.columbiafair.com/index.php

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome:  Watch airshows with world World War One biplanes and other historic planes.   One of the best attractions in the Hudson Valley.  Taking a plane ride over the Hudson river is a highlight of any Hudson Valley visit.  http://www.oldrhinebeck.org/

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Clermont:  Built between 1740-50 by Robert Livingston, Clermont is a wonderful historic home the bank of Hudson. Clermont and its gardens are the location of a wide range of events during the year. http://www.friendsofclermont.org/about-us/

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Montgomery Place:  A magnificent Federal Mansion created by noted architect A.J. Davis with impressive gardens.   http://www.hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/montgomery-place

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Dutchess County Fairgrounds:  Home to a range of events during the year the Dutchess County Fairgrounds are best known for the Dutchess County Fair which always offers a great day out. http://dutchessfair.com/

Woodstock:  Across the river and 20 miles south of Greenport is the town of Woodstock, NY.  Although, it was not the location of the celebrated concerts, it has a counter-cultural and artistic vibe.  http://woodstockguide.com/

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Kinderhook:  A beautiful small town a few miles north of Greenport.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinderhook_%28town%29,_New_York

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