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Columbia County is typified by rolling terrain that rises sharply to the east with the Taconic and Berkshire mountains on the Massachusetts border.

Columbia County is typified by rolling terrain that rises sharply to the east with the Taconic and Berkshire mountains on the Massachusetts border.  It borders the shores of the Hudson on the west with views of the Catskills beyond.  Many of its Hudson River towns thrived during the 1600s as they served as trading posts.  Columbia County was formally founded after the Revolutionary War in 1786.  Its rural beauty, tremendous recreational outlets and cultural scene make it a superb destination for primary or second home living.  Throughout the county are state forests, streams, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, conserved land and tons of farmland.  Great restaurants, abundant working farms and farmers markets have made this area a food destination. The Berkshires, Tanglewood, Catamount Ski Area are close by.  Biking, hiking, downhill and cross-county skiing, golf, fishing, boating, hunting opportunities are everywhere.  Theater, concerts, and festivals provide cultural events year round.  One of the most exciting venues is the Basilica Hudson showcasing Hudson Valley performing arts.  Hudson has come to epitomize the cutting-edge, eclectic vibe that is becoming a part of the upper Hudson Valley.

While relatively small, Columbia County is historically very rich.  On the National Register of Historic Places Columbia County has over 125 listings.

Columbia County is typified by rolling terrain that rises sharply to the east with the Taconic and Berkshire mountains on the Massachusetts border.  It borders the shores of the Hudson on the west with views of the Catskills beyond.  Many of its Hudson River towns thrived during the 1600s as they served as trading posts.  Columbia County was formally founded after the Revolutionary War in 1786.  Its rural beauty, tremendous recreational outlets and cultural scene make it a superb destination for primary or second home living.  Throughout the county are state forests, streams, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, conserved land and tons of farmland.  Great restaurants, abundant working farms and farmers markets have made this area a food destination. The Berkshires, Tanglewood, Catamount Ski Area are close by.  Biking, hiking, downhill and cross-county skiing, golf, fishing, boating, hunting opportunities are everywhere.  Theater, concerts, and festivals provide cultural events year round.  One of the most exciting venues is the Basilica Hudson showcasing Hudson Valley performing arts.  Hudson has come to epitomize the cutting-edge, eclectic vibe that is becoming a part of the upper Hudson Valley.

While relatively small, Columbia County is historically very rich.  On the National Register of Historic Places Columbia County has over 125 listings.

Columbia County is typified by rolling terrain that rises sharply to the east with the Taconic and Berkshire mountains on the Massachusetts border.  It borders the shores of the Hudson on the west with views of the Catskills beyond.  Many of its Hudson River towns thrived during the 1600s as they served as trading posts.  Columbia County was formally founded after the Revolutionary War in 1786.  Its rural beauty, tremendous recreational outlets and cultural scene make it a superb destination for primary or second home living.  Throughout the county are state forests, streams, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, conserved land and tons of farmland.  Great restaurants, abundant working farms and farmers markets have made this area a food destination. The Berkshires, Tanglewood, Catamount Ski Area are close by.  Biking, hiking, downhill and cross-county skiing, golf, fishing, boating, hunting opportunities are everywhere.  Theater, concerts, and festivals provide cultural events year round.  One of the most exciting venues is the Basilica Hudson showcasing Hudson Valley performing arts.  Hudson has come to epitomize the cutting-edge, eclectic vibe that is becoming a part of the upper Hudson Valley.

While relatively small, Columbia County is historically very rich.  On the National Register of Historic Places Columbia County has over 125 listings.

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Weekends Away

Sometimes you just need to get away. For those looking for a frequent retreat from the daily hustle and bustle of the big city, Berkshire County has a variety of spectacular properties that can perfectly serve as a weekend escape. Start your search here for that ideal weekend sanctuary, set amid the lush landscape of Berkshire County.



Get Outdoors

Between its hilly country terrain and stunning water settings, Berkshire County is a paradise for outdoor recreation enthusiasts of all types, whether they are interested in hiking, biking, fishing, boating, bird watching or leaf peeping. Learn more about the outdoor lifestyle enjoyed by so many in Berkshire County.

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