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View of Summit Lake from The Vanderbilt Lawn



Harlem Valley Rail Trail

From the southern trail head at the Wassaic Metro North Station, through the easten side of Dutchess County the trail heads north into Columbia County then west and north on a journey that we hope you will find invigorating and enjoyable. & Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association, Inc.


High Falls Conservation Area

The High Falls Conservation Area, a 47-acre property located in the village of Philmont, with access from the town of Claverack,  is owned and managed by the Columbia Land Conservancy.  High Falls, Columbia County’s highest waterfall, cascades 150 feet before culminating in a large pool.  The water flows northwest until eventually reaching the Hudson River.


Hudson, New York

Voted one of the "coolest small towns in the USA," Hudson has an intact 19th century Main Street with great buildings from its days as a whaling center. Lots of antique stores and special shops.


Lake Taghkanic State Park

Nestled next to Lake Taghkanic in the rolling hills and lush forests of Columbia County, offers a wonderful variety of recreational activities. The park has tent and trailer campsites and cabin and cottage camping facilities.


Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Located in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts, the region is bordered by Connecticut to the south and New York to the west, and is dominated by the Berkshire Hills and the Housatonic River. —Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.



Catamount Ski Area, located on the Massachusetts / New York state line near South Egremont , Massachusetts, is one of the oldest original operating ski areas in the Northeast.


Hawthorne Valley Farm

Nestled in the hills of the Taconic Range in Columbia County, New York, Hawthorne Valley Farm, along with its sister branch, the Visiting Students Program,is one of several enterprises under the umbrella organization of the Hawthorne Valley Association, a nonprofit operation dedicated to agriculture, education, and the arts.


Copake Auction House

Copake Auction Inc. has been the longest running auction house in Columbia County for over 50 years. Mike Fallon purchased the auction gallery in 1985 and was joined by his son, Seth Fallon, in 1995.


Philmont Farmer's Market

Every Sunday from June to October 10am to 1pm. Open air market at 94 Main St. on the corner of Elm St. Bringing fresh local produce and foods from over 12 farmers & vendors located within a 15 mile footprint to the Village of Philmont, open air market café, organic coffee, organic and no spray vegetables, artisanal cheeses, free-range eggs, baked goods, breads, fresh local pastas, locally raised meats, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, local crafts, and market events.


Farm at Miller's Crossing

The Farm at Miller's Crossing is a beautiful 200-acre farm situated in the Hudson Valley of New York.



    The Vanderbilt House present day

    Opening a hotel is something that Bob Mansfield has always wanted to do.


    "People love this old place.  So do I," So says Bob Mansfield, the third generation Mansfield to own and operate the Vanderbilt House Hotel & Restaurant.  Built in 1860 by the Vanderbilts to serve their railroad employees and upstate travelers, Bob’s great-grandfather Leverett bought the property in 1890. The train station was across the street, and guests could step off the train and onto the hotel porch thanks to the spur the Vanderbilts added to the main line.  In time, Bob’s grandfather Douglas became the innkeeper, and Bob’s father Leverett ...read more

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