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.

Orange County

History & Continuity: Orange County River Towns

Brian P. J. Cronin travels along the shores of the Hudson River, photographed by Thomas Smith.

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The New Face of Beacon

Brian P. J. Cronin documents a city in the process of reclaiming former glory, plus the top 10 things to know about Beacon. Photos by Thomas Smith.

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Cornwall Little League

While snapping shots of Orange County for this month's issue, Thomas Smith made a long detour capturing Cornwall Little League baseball and all the drama that is pee-wee sports.

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10 Things to Know About Kingston

Check out these 10 cool facts about Kingston.

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Kingston: History Remixed

Susan Piperato explores Kingston as it discovers its identity as a vibrant small city.

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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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Love in the Wars @ The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

Love in the Wars

Thu., July 10, 7:30 p.m., Fri., July 11, 7:30 p.m., Sat., July 12, 7:30 p.m., Sun., July 13, 2 p.m., Wed., July 16, 2 p.m., Thu., July 17, 8:30 p.m., Fri., July 18, 8:30 p.m., Sat., July 19, 2 & 8:30 p.m. and Sun., July 20, 2 p.m. — Power, lust, and gender collide when the Amazon warrior-queen Penthesilea sets her...
Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots @ Kleinert/James Arts Center

Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots

June 6-July 13 — It's your last chance to see this exhibition at the Kleinert/James Center...

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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.