The county tourism agencies listed below work to ensure that visitors to the Hudson Valley are connected to the latest lodging, recreational, and dining and beverage information. Each of the agencys below maintains this information on their websites and in printed guides. Please contact them directly for free copies of their guides. Each agency is listed below geographically north to south starting with Albany and Rensselaer and ending with Westchester and Rockland counties.
Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. Residents and visitors alike enjoy four unique seasons of free festivals and events, historic masterpieces, one-of-a-kind attractions, premiere shopping, and memorable meals. Take a train up or drive in, and explore this area. You haven't truly seen New York State until you've visited Albany.
Stretching for more than 30 miles along the scenic Hudson River, Rensselaer County is a mix of New England independence and close-knit communities in its picturesque 665 square miles. Just minutes from the bustle of the county seat in Troy, also known as the historic “Collar City,” are thriving suburbs and unspoiled countryside, including thousands of acres of parks and scores of lake and ponds.
Nestled among the highest of the Catskill Mountains and the verdant Hudson River Valley, Greene County is the ultimate four-season destination for fresh air and action-packed family adventures. Located just two hours north of New York City, the area offers a variety of attractions, unique events and festivals, and endless outdoor activities throughout the year—all in an incredible natural setting.
Nestled 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.
It is hard to believe that less than 90 minutes from mid-town Manhattan lies 250,000 of forever-wild acres encompassing 35 peaks and 350 miles of hiking trails. From biking to hiking, from kayaking to wind surfing, from hitting the sweet spot on one of our 12 golf courses to horseback riding and fly-fishing, Ulster County is truly a four-season recreation area. Moreover, if all you want is to stroll along a back lane and view the fall colors we have rural vistas, which, well, will just knock you out with its beauty. The winter provides great downhill and cross-country skiing, cozy lodges with fireplaces, ice skating and more.
Start your Hudson Valley getaway in Dutchess County! We’re 800 square miles of natural scenic beauty, historic and cultural landmarks, and outdoor recreation. Stroll the Walkway Over the Hudson. Tour and taste along the Dutchess Wine Trail. Explore the homes of FDR and Vanderbilt. Explore estate gardens and hike their trails. Taste new creations at The Culinary Institute of America. Fill the pantry at farm markets. Enjoy the shopping without the dropping. Cruise the Hudson River. Discover art from masters, traditional and modern. Come find out what makes us distinctly Dutchess!
Just 50 miles above the tip of Manhattan, the Hudson River cuts a crescent around Orange County, providing some of the most beautiful scenery in the Hudson Highlands. Charmingly sophisticated, experiences here range from international destinations to roadside farm stands. And everything in between!
Just a short drive north of New York City sitting on the eastern bank of the Hudson River you’ll find Putnam County. There are endless things to do whether you’re looking for family fun, holding a conference, taking a group tour, having a company team-building experience or just want a short getaway. Putnam County, from its eastern borders teeming with lakes and farmland, charming villages and protected heritage sites, to its western shoreline on the Hudson River, is a jewel among the Empire State's counties.
Just 30 miles north of New York City sitting on Hudson River you’ll find Rockland County—known for its quaint villages, spectacular river views, outdoor recreation.
Westchester County is a great place to visit — or to hold your meeting, event, family reunion or wedding. From the majestic Hudson River to picturesque main streets, world-class shopping to historic homes and gardens, cutting-edge culinary innovation to scenic trails and natural beauty, we’ve got it all. And with our strategic location bordering New York City — the first stop heading north into the Hudson Valley and offering easy access to New England — we’re the perfect place to work, strategize or play.