View Of Olana Historic site

Hudson, New York Attractions: Historic, Cultural and Active

In Hudson and around Hudson there’s so much to see and do. Whether guests want to be active or more low-key The Barlow provides a great “home base” from which to explore Hudson, New York attractions in-town and points beyond.

Map of Hudson, New York Attractions

A sampling of some top rated Privelege Partner attractions in the area include:


Historic Hudson, New York Attractions

Olana: The home of Frederic Church, one of the most important artists of the Hudson River School of art, this Moorish style mansion sits on top of a hill just a short distance from Hudson. This is a must see for visitors to the area.

Lindewald: Martin Van Buren’s home located in Kinderhook recently underwent an extensive renovation. Guest interested in finding our more about the 8th President of the United States should include a visit to this historic home.

Cedar Grove: While not displaying the remarkable craftsmanship of Olana the home of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of art, offers visitors tours of the studio in which one of America’s most important art forms was born.

Cultural Hudson, New York Attractions

There’s almost always something going on in Hudson! From indie films, to local bands, to coffeehouse jam sessions, to Broadway star cabaret shows the entertainment options are as diverse as the acts themselves. In addition Hudson also hosts and the annual Hudson River Music festival in the summer. Bard College’s Fisher Center for Performing Arts, which presents large orchestral works, is located just a short drive away. Barlow Privilege Partner entertainment venues include:

  • Art Omi
    1405 County Route 22
    Ghent, NY 12075
    (518) 392-4747‎
  • Club Helsinki
    405 Columbia Street
    Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 828-4800‎
  • Hudson Opera House
    327 Warren Street
    Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 822-1438‎
  • Stageworks
    41 Cross Street
    Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 828-7843‎

Active Hudson, New York Attractions

Kaaterskill Falls: Hiking enthusiasts enjoy this fairly short and somewhat rustic trail that leads to one of the area’s most beautiful waterfalls.

Catamount: Ski in winter, zipline in summer. Catamount offers year round activities for friends and family who want to enjoy the outdoors.

Hudson-Chatham Winery: Visit their tasting room to sample their wines as well as locally made cheeses. Take a few bottles home with you to enjoy or join their wine club!