Discover Columbia County on foot, by bicycle, car, plane or train. Choose guided and self-guided tours.
See more of what New York has to offer. With multiple routes spanning the state, you’ll be able to see more of what New York can offer with the comfort, convenience and savings of Amtrak.Visit the website
Behold! Rural Adventures
Inspired by 250 years of innovative rural life in New Lebanon, New York, the citizens here are again pioneering a new idea: the nation’s first living museum of contemporary rural American life. Behold! shares with visitors the heritage, skills, techniques and know-how of generations past, building a bridge between a rich history and a sustainable future. You may have visited historic museums where costumed docents play characters from yesteryear and demonstrate skills of times long since past, but at Behold!, you visit real people and learn how they live, work and play at their farms, barns, artisan studios, workshops, businesses and wooded trails.
We invite you to learn, ask questions and appreciate our way of life, our skills, our experiences and our community spirit. We invite you to fully engage with rural living.Visit the website
Bicycling Columbia County
Columbia County’s unsurpassed rural beauty makes cycling through pastoral countryside, historic villages, and scenic vistas unique to this area. The self guided loops illustrated on this website break the territory into pleasurable, sometimes challenging rides of various lengths and ability levels. Every effort has been made to create rides that are safe however some segments may place riders on roads with fast moving traffic. Please wear a helmet, bright clothing, and use bicycle lights; obey all traffic laws. Enjoy the ride!Visit the website
City of Hudson and Beyond
Self guided two day tour highlighting the city of Hudson and Beyond.Visit the website
Event Atlas – Hudson Valley Tasting Tours
Go beyond the tasting room with us and learn how your favorite artisanal beverages are made! Meet the makers as you tour their facilities and taste their wine, spirits, and beer. Visit farm stands and take in stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains as you are transported between tasting destinations. Come on a tour with Event Atlas and #tastethehudsonvalley!Visit the website
Gotham Bicycle Tours
See the beauty of the Hudson Valley on our 3-day bicycle and camping tours, all accessible from mass transit. Take the train with your bike, then ride on a rail trail and low traffic roads through the spectacular scenery surrounding Copake Falls. All tours are under $400 and are 100% accessible to Metro-North Railroad. No car required!Visit the website
Great Freedom Adventures
Six-day bike tour on some of the finest cycling routes anywhere. Pedal through fertile farmland, past vineyards, orchards and manicured fields where horses, sheep and alpaca roam. Taste award-winning wines at scenic vineyards and on a Hudson River cruise. Ramble through gardens and mansions built for the Livingstons, Vanderbilts and Roosevelts. Stay in fine inns and enjoy meals at world-class restaurants. Discover the historic architecture, antique shops, wineries, Hudson River School art and, first and foremost, the unsurpassed bicycling of the Hudson Valley on Great Freedom Adventures’ tour of this fascinating national heritage area.
Our Hudson Valley Bike Tour takes place in Columbia County. We are running it July 15-20 and October 21-26 in 2018.Visit the website
Haunted History Trail of New York State
The trail offers serious ghost hunting locations that cater to investigative teams, as well as seasonal ghostly-themed events for the paranormal-curious. Muster up your courage if you want to participate – alone or with friends. The Haunted History Trail website offers suggestions for Creepy Locations, Haunted Dining and Inns, and Family Friendly Events such as Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours.Visit the website
Hudson’s GPS Guided Walking Tours
The value of a city lies not within it’s future, but within it’s past. Take a walk through our city and learn a few of the things that have made Hudson what it is.
A smart phone and a comfortable pair of shoes is all you need to be guided through any of the five tours now available for free on the GeoTourist App. Simply download the app, search for any of the titles listed below and you’re on your way!
Featured tours: Hudson’s Early Days – The Cedar Park Cemetery – The Churches of Hudson – Hudson’s Firehouses – Hudson’s Insider’s TourVisit the website
New York Welcomes the World
Chinese speakers are invited to visit the Columbia County Tourism micro-site written in Chinese.Visit the website
North East Whitetail
A guided hunt experience, dedicated to you and your individual hunt experience.Visit the website
Quality Adventures Guide Service
Guided hunting trips conducted on private lands with exclusive hunting rights to the properties. Ground blinds are available for our turkey hunts and for deer hunters the prefer to hunt from the ground.Visit the website
Richmor Aviation, Inc. at Columbia County Airport
Discovery flights from the largest flight school in the Northeast along with aircraft management, maintenance, and charter.* Largest FAA certified flight school in the Northeast: introduction discovery flight. private pilot course, instrument pilot rating, commercial pilot certification, and light instructor certification.* Jet Management & Jet Charter as well as FAA Part 145 certified aviation repair station* FBO (fixed base operator): Columbia County Airport, Schenectady County Airport, and Kingston-Ulster County AirportVisit the website
Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures
With over 3,000 well managed acres, they offer guided hunts for white-tailed deer, turkey, pheasant, waterfowl, coyote, and small game. They have designated over 500 acres to their Upland Bird Shooting Preserve planted with a variety of bird friendly habitat species.Visit the website