Dear Escapemakers — Summer has officially arrived and Columbia County, New York is bursting with fun, vacation activities. For arts lovers, the 24 performing arts groups present a season chock-a-block full of theatrical, musical and outdoor films —  enriching and enlightening entertainment for all ages. 

In need of an adventure? Try the county’s latest attraction, the Catamount Adventure Park.  Trek through the trees on eleven different courses with 150 platforms and over forty zip lines!  A sure thrill ride for young and old.  The agricultural bounty of the county makes its way to over 50 farms and farm markets this time of year.  Why, you can even pick your own and enjoy the best local flavors right on the spot!  Stay at a working farm, camp in one of the parks or pamper yourself at one of the many luxury bed and breakfast inns.  Sound wonderful?  It is, and now you can enter to WIN!


Overnight stay at the Country Squire B&B, dinner for two at VicoRestaurant in Hudson — the Hudson Valley’s arts and antiques mecca, 2 passes to Hudson Cruises paddlewheeler OR to Catamount Adventure Park in Hillsdale, NY!

Overnight for 2 with breakfast. Your comfort is top priority at the Country Squire Bed & Breakfast, with spacious, clutter free interiors and relaxing room palettes. It’s Victorian elegance with a contemporary sophistication and recommended by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Dinner for 2 at Vico – Chef Mark Ganem prepares traditional and modern Tuscan cuisine in the centuries old tradition of Northern Italy at his restaurant, Vico — using locally grown ingredients from Columbia County’s agricultural community.

Passes to Catamount Adventure Park  (if coming by car), featuring a variety of courses for all levels of ability. The aerial forest adventure contains over 40 zip lines and 150 platforms!  Fun for all ages. If coming by Amtrak or Metro-North trains, receive 2 passes on the Hudson Cruises paddlewheeler, across from the train station at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park.

Hail Columbia this Summer!
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