2 Square Miles of City
Hudson, New York, is located on the east side of the Hudson River in Columbia County, 120 miles north of New York City, 45 miles south of Albany and 160 miles west of Boston. The city is surrounded by the town of Greenport to the north, east and south, and by the Hudson River to the west.
A few things to keep in mind when you’re planning a trip to Hudson:
On Saturdays and Sundays, parking in Hudson’s municipal lots is free, with the exception of the lot across from the Amtrak station (which is $3.00 a day). On-street, metered parking is enforced Monday through Saturday, except for federal holidays. The cost of parking is $.25 for two-hour increments. Most meters will take only quarters. Parking tickets are $6.
If you plan to stay overnight, please keep in mind the city enforces an alternate side of the street parking rule. Cars must be moved to the odd side of the street when the next morning’s date is an odd number. Conversely, if the next day is an even-numbered date, cars should be parked on the even side of the street by midnight. Ask your host for more information.
Many antiques stores and some restaurants are closed Tuesday and/or Wednesday. We recommend you call ahead to confirm that a given business will be open on the day you plan to be here.
Driving from New York City and points south
If going on the Taconic Parkway , take the Ancram/Hudson exit to Route 82. Take Rte. 82 north/west to Rte. 9 (2nd traffic light). Follow Rte. 9 North into the City of Hudson. At the first light in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street; or,
If going on the New York State Thruway, take exit 21 to Rte. 23. Cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Take left on Rte. 9G. Follow 3 miles into the City of Hudson. Take right on Warren St.
Driving from Albany and points north
Follow Rte. 9 South through Kinderhook to Hudson, about 25 miles. Follow Rte. 9 into the City of Hudson. Take a right onto Warren Street.
Take the New York State Thruway, Exit 21, to Rte. 23. Cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Take left on Rte. 9G. Follow 3 miles into the City of Hudson. Take a right onto Warren Street.
Driving from Massachusetts and points east
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) onto the Berkshire Spur of the New York State Thruway (also Interstate 90). Continue west to the exit for the Taconic State Parkway. Take the Taconic State Parkway south to Columbia County Exit at Rte. 82 Ancram/Hudson. Take left from exit (Rte. 82) to 2nd traffic light to Rte. 9. Follow Rte. 9 North into the City of Hudson. At the first light in Hudson; or,
Take the Taconic State Parkway south to the Columbia County exit for Route 217, Philmont. Drive through Philmont on Route 217 to Claverack and Route 23. On the western side of Claverack follow signs for Route 23B into the City of Hudson. At the first light in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street.
For more detailed directions, go to: http://maps.google.com
Amtrak’s Northeast Regional trains provide service to and from Hudson daily. Travel time from Penn Station, New York City is two hours; from Boston, three hours; and from Albany, 25 minutes. The handsome Hudson Amtrak station is located on South Front Street. Cab service is available from Pronto (518-822 9500) and Buzz Taxi (518) 828-0504. .
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is located at 70-80 Green Street, Hudson, New York / telephone (518) 828-5492. Reservations can be made in advance by telephone or online at www.enterprise.com.