Discover Columbia County on foot, by bicycle, car, plane or train. Choose guided and self-guided tours.
Above All Balloon Rides
Above All Balloon Ride is the only full time balloon ride company in the Albany area. We have flown 1000’s of passengers and have been ballooning since 1978.
We launch from various locations in the Columbia County region and beyond. Above All Balloon Rides can accommodate up to 8 passengers in one balloon but we have various size balloons for smaller groups.Visit the website
Have you always dreamed of taking a hot air balloon ride — floating peacefully across the landscape? If so, let us make your dream come true!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
Big Onion Walking Tours
Historic Hudson Walking Tour! A two hour walk exploring the history, architecture, and people of the City of Hudson. Offered as a public walk as well as for private bookings..Visit the website
Capital Craft Beverage Trail
The Capital Craft Beverage Trail was formed in 2015 to promote craft and farm-based beverage producers in the Capital Region of NYS. This one-of-a-kind “drinking tour” promotes some of the region’s most popular craft beverage facilities. Every producer sources ingredients locally, and beverages are created in small batches to maximize quality.Visit the website
City of Hudson and Beyond
Self guided two day tour highlighting the city of Hudson and Beyond.Visit the website
Drive Through History
Get out and explore the historic beauty of Columbia County with our self-guided road trips.
With so much fascinating history and heritage around Columbia County, and traces of the past waiting to be found around every corner let the Columbia County Historic Society guide you on your next historic adventure. Learn from local legends about our most significant political, educational, and religious sites.
Download the maps and be sure to tag @CCHS_NY and use the hashtag #DriveThroughHistory as you make your way around the County!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. 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.Visit the website
Explore the rich history of Columbia County while experiencing all the outdoor enjoyment our historic properties have to offer. So put on your walking shoes, pack a snack and step back in time.
Tours are self-guided.Visit the website
Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail
Tucked in between the Hudson Valley and the Berkshire Mountains, the trail extends from Southeast of Albany into the heart of the Berkshire’s and throughout Columbia County. You will find handcrafted, award-winning, and celebrated wines, beers, spirits, and ciders. At trail venues, you will also find fresh fruit, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, 100% natural maple syrup, and other gourmet local food products. Their annual Food & Wine Festival will be early October for 2021 and held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.Visit the website
Hudson Valley Rover Tours
Explore the best kept secrets in Columbia County and the Northern Hudson Valley in our fully restored 1994 Land Rover Defender 110. Our customized private tours incorporate the regions “Big Five” – Architecture, Farms, History, Spirits and Vistas.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
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
Explore our beautiful Hudson River aboard “Le Reve”, a 28′ Sloop Sailboat. Enjoy drinks, snacks, swimming, rafting or bird watching while sailing along! We can accommodate up to 6 people. Boat has a stereo, charging for devices, all safety equipment and a toilet. Call to book your 2-4 hour tour, or ‘customized’ experience. Pick up available in Hudson, Catskill or Athens. Hours are dependent on weather. We operate 7 days a week.
Scenic Sips of Columbia County
Explore the many purveyors of craft beverages around Columbia County while drinking in the abundant scenic views of our countryside. As you meander through our picturesque back roads, enjoy a restaurant, unique shop, museum or historic site.Visit 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
Table to Farm Tours
The Hudson Valley is filled with passionate, talented agricultural producers. Table to Farm Tours offer curated full-day and evening tours introducing you to farmers and distillers in the area. Along the way we’ll introduce you to the rich history of the region and share some of our favorite spots to explore. At each farm you’ll have a chance to hear the farmer’s unique story, learn about how they farm, take a tour, and taste the products.Visit the website
Tasty Treats Trail
While you’re driving around beautiful Columbia County and your sweet tooth gets a hankering – what do you do?
Check out our Tasty Treats Trail for your desired donut, cupcake, French macaron, pie, ice cream, chocolate, or cookies!
Whale of a Trail Adventures
Looking for a hike, walk or park for your family? Whale of a Trail Adventures is your go-to resource for family-centered trail info, events, gear rentals and how-to.Visit the website