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Named after the Hudson River that forms the city’s western border, Hudson lies in the heart of upstate New York. There’s a fantastic entrepreneurial spirit in town, which has fostered plenty of local businesses and stores in recent years. While walking around, you’ll notice an array of historic buildings and homes, with some structures recognized on state and federal registers. Spending time in Hudson will surely reveal an American gem that boasts a long, rich history and still exemplifies the charm of New York state.
Things to do in Hudson
Open since 2012 and only a turn off Highway 9, the must-see Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) honors and features the work of a renowned Serbian performance artist, whose work spans decades and has been seen in spaces across Europe and North America. Consult with MAI’s social media outlets to find out which events and exhibitions are going on during your stay. If the weather’s nice and you’d prefer to see the Hudson Valley’s beauty, hop aboard one of the vessels at Hudson Cruises, where old-timey boats set sail all through the week. Most cruises last under three hours; short day cruises viewing the area leave between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and themed night cruises (examples include “Murder Mystery” and “Kingston Dinner and Dance”) depart at 7 p.m. Avid shoppers and collectors should browse antique stores like 3fortyseven and Rose Garden Antiques in the downtown area, where local veteran experts will gladly help patrons find a quirky souvenir.
Day Trips from Hudson
The Catskills are just over an hour’s drive west from Hudson, a temptingly short distance out to one of America’s most beloved mountain ranges. Out in this lush wilderness, visitors may hike, go fly fishing, see a waterfall and even jump into a watering hole to beat the heat. Baseball fanatics should absolutely make a day trip out to Cooperstown, less than two hours by car (if you avoid going through Albany) and completely worth the drive. Great for families, couples and groups of sports-loving friends, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum contains three floors of memorabilia, exhibits detailing the rise of the sport and its progress in civil rights, a replica room designed to look like a modern clubhouse and many more interesting artifacts of baseball history. Itching to head east? Cruise just over the New York-Massachusetts border, about an hour from Hudson, to the one-of-a-kind Hancock Shaker Village on the outskirts of Pittsfield. Formerly an active Shaker compound, the historical site aims to educate visitors about Shaker culture in the 1830s, with some staff dressed specific to the period. Between admiring old structures around the lot, each once used for its own purpose, your group can also meet and greet farm animals or eat fresh fruit.
Classic furnishings, colorful exteriors and Victorian accents distinguish Hudson as an exceptionally pretty and elegant city in which to find a rental accommodation. The main drag downtown is quite walkable and full of townhouses and homes near the Amtrak station, fine dining and unique shopping options. What’s more, these historic house are often newly renovated and refurbished, yet will spare one’s wallet the damage usually incurred by staying in a centuries-old building. For an upstate town with so much to offer, Hudson’s rental affordability feels like a spectacular deal.
Transportation in Hudson
Hudson’s closest airport is Albany International Airport (ALB) and sits a reasonable 50 minutes north of Hudson by car. The Amtrak station in Hudson is at a prime location on the river and is within walking distance from anywhere in the downtown area; trains arrive here from New York City, Toronto, Syracuse and Montreal via several regional routes. Unfortunately, neither Lyft nor Uber operate in Hudson, which further suggests that visitors should think about renting a car when spending lots of time in the area. If necessary, bus service is available through Columbia County Public Transit.