Good News If Youíre Visiting Ghent Ö Thereís Lots to Do, See, And Explore
Just a bit south of the Hudson Valley city of Chatham lies Ghent. Itís a prime spot if youíre considering a vacation rental for a week, a month, or even longer. Convenient not only to New York environs but also to the great states of New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, itís almost like getting a explorerís pass to the area.
If youíre thinking of driving in, Ghent is located about 130 miles north of New York City on the Taconic State Parkway. If youíre thinking of flying in, there are flights to Albany International Airport, which is located about an hour north of Ghent.
Things to Do
Now that you know how to get to Ghent, what will you do when youíre there? Thereís so many options to choose from, including the typical rugged outdoorsy activities. Suppose your desire to see the great outdoors indicates a gentler pastime? Thereís no shortage of orchards in the Hudson Valley; Samascott Orchards in nearby Kinderhook has over 50 varieties of apples. If all this lush scenery has your mind in ďAmerican as Apple PieĒ mode, you might appreciate a visit to Norman Rockwell Museum, just over the Massachusetts border in Stockbridge. If eclectic shopping is more your style, check out West Stockbridge, also in Massachusetts, for crafty items like candles, pottery, and art glass. And thereís always your vacation rental to relax in at the end of your day!