Columbia County

A former whaling city, Hudson is an art-and-antiques-collecting destination. Plan your next trip by rail and experience the excitement of New York State's Columbia County in Hudson!

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Bald Eagles on the Hudson

Watching the world go by your window is part of what makes riding Amtrak so pleasurable. This is especially true when the scenery includes the Hudson River and surrounding woodlands. It’s such a relaxing view that it can lull you into dreaming—unless you’re searching for Bald Eagles on the Hudson. Surprising to many train travelers, Bald Eagles live along the …

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Autumn Express Train Returns for 2017

The Amtrak Autumn Express excursion is back by popular demand for another year, operating Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct.15, from New York Penn Station for a trip through the Hudson River Valley. Passengers can join this historic train ride, view stunning scenery and experience rare mileage along a route that hasn’t seen regular passenger service in decades. This year’s …

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The City of Hudson & Beyond: A Day Trip to Columbia County

Looking to escape the busy summer tourism season on Long Island and New York City, I decided to be a tourist myself. Thankfully, after scanning New York By Rail‘s convenient travel itineraries, I came across the perfect escape in Columbia County. With the first distillery since before Prohibition, cozy boarding, Broadway-style musicals, classic American BBQ, historic landscapes and a mansion to explore, …

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The 2017 NYS Maple Weekend is Here!

Maple Weekend is New York State’s celebration of the most delicious seasonal snacks around! From maple syrup, maple sugar, maple coated popcorn and nuts, and even maple drinks like vodka and sangria, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. And because there are hundreds of participating suppliers across the state, anyone can hop on an Amtrak train and be munching down sweets …

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From Whales to Sales: Things to do in Columbia County

SPONSORED CONTENT   In Hudson, a 19th-century whaling town-turned-hotspot, the modern intersects with the traditional, making it the perfect place for art and antique collecting.   Wm. Farmer & Sons (20 S. Front Street), across from the train station on the waterfront, is a great place to start or end your visit. The boardinghouse/restaurant/ barroom offers craft cocktails, snacks and farm-to-table …

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