Hudson Valley Towns

The Hudson Valley Region
Numerous towns and cities call the Hudson Valley region home, from Newburgh to Kingston to Rhinebeck. With its distinctive balance of nature and culture, there’s no shortage of things to see, do, and experience in the Hudson Valley area. Hudson River towns, like Beacon and Poughkeepsie, enjoy waterfront views and activities, and scenic hikes and bike trails are readily available to the towns that are nestled among the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains, like Woodstock and New Paltz.

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Rondout Valley

Growth Cycle
The north side of the Shawangunk Ridge is bustling with creative endeavors.

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Turning Point
Newburgh may not be the easiest place to love in the Hudson Valley, but those who call it home are fiercely proud of the city on the river.

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Hudson & Columbia County

Utopia Parkway
Visitors flock to the county’s vast variety of music, food, art, and farmland.

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New Paltz

New Paltz

Landlocked Beach Town
Walking the streets of the historic and laidback cliff-climbing community.

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Pleasant Valley

Picturesque Putnam

Annie Chesnut explores the historic sites and gorgeous sceneries in the county, featuring the top ten things to know about Putnam. Paired with sumptuous photographs by Thomas Smith.

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Poughkeepsie: Hudson Valley Yin and Yang

A Poughkeepsie native tells us why her hometown is the Hudson Valley’s yin yang. Photographs by Thomas Smith.

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The Evolution of Country Chic
Take a look into the picturesque country lifestyle of Rhinebeck, New York.

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In Memory: Evelina Brown and Sarah McCausland

Evelina Brown and Sarah McCausland, who had been photographed for the February issue of Chronogram, were struck and killed by a drunk driver while walking along Route 9G on Friday night. Thomas Smith tells the story of how he came to photograph the Bard students.

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Hudson Valley Events

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Photography Now 2014 @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Photography Now 2014

April 5-June 15 — Curated by Julie Grahame, eight artists from around the world unveil “twisted”...
A Course in Miracles @ Unitarian Fellowship

A Course in Miracles

Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Continues through June 30 — Study group with Alice Broner at Unitarian Fellowship in Poughkeepsie. Call to...

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Hudson Valley Counties

Chronogram’s coverage of the Hudson Valley spans nine counties that line each side of the Hudson River. The northern region of the Hudson Valley extends into Columbia County’s scenic farmland and borders the Berkshires in Massachusetts. The southern Hudson Valley region spans through Putnam County and Northern Westchester, and the mid Hudson Valley includes Ulster and Dutchess Counties, which are connected by the Walkway Over the Hudson, the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.

Hudson Valley Towns and Cities

Every town and city in the Hudson Valley area has something different to offer. From panoramic views to acclaimed restaurants to world-class museums, a trip to any Hudson Valley town is a singularly rewarding experience. Take some time to explore our coverage of the towns and cities of the Hudson Valley, and discover the different cultural elements that they contribute to the region as a whole.