If you name your town after a local landmark - especially after a nationally-known local landmark - itís a good idea to be fairly close to said landmark. Fortunately, Hudson, New York, sits right on the banks of the Hudson River. Just across the river is Athens, another town weíve profiled.
Just where on the Hudson is Hudson? Itís about two and a half hours north of New York by car. If youíd rather not drive, you can take the train up from the city. The nearest airport of any size is Albany International Airport, 34 miles away.
Hudson, as a town, has gone through various phases, from its workaday roots to its current status as a art and antique hotspot, dotted with boutique hotels. Itís also home to Olana, the mansion of Frederic Edwin Church, a major proponent of the Hudson River School of Painting. The founder of this movement, Thomas Cole, lived and worked in nearby Catskill, where his home is now a national historical landmark.
If youíre planning a trip to experience the Hudson River via this unique little town, you have several lodging options open to you. In addition to the hotels mentioned above, Hudson and the surrounding towns of Athens and Catskill also offer vacation rentals. There are vacation rentals for all tastes and budgets in the Hudson River area; these make a refreshing change for many hotel-weary travelers. However you get here and wherever you stay, Hudson sincerely hopes you enjoy your visit.